Skip to main content

Guest article: Loyal Celtics fans put Carson Thomas Lane on the parquet

Guest article: Lisa Lane McCarty


Following Kemba Walker's cringe-worthy injury last night, thankfully followed by news that the damage may not be as serious as previously thought, I seriously need to let Celtics fans know how much their response has meant to me and my family. The cards and gifts just keep coming. One such gift almost literally placed my great nephew, Carson Thomas Lane, squarely on the TD Garden parquet.


The hand-made 3-dimensional card sent by Kathy and Dick Greene of Plainville, MA is a masterpiece of workmanship. It wasn't created in mere minutes. Like so many items we have received, much thought and effort went into it.


This unique item displays Carson immersed on the parquet floor, in front of the Championship banners and trophy and accompanied by a Championship ring and Celtics logo. It is all there. As I write this, my family is planning Carson's first trip ever to TD Garden, hopefully on December 6. A glitch has surfaced in that plan, but we are determined to give him that adventure. I promised Courtney that I would make sure Carson has a happy life. Thanks to all of you for the love and support. You are helping me fulfill my promise to Courtney. I'm so grateful. Maybe one day Carson will be standing on the parquet for real but he'll be wearing a Celtics uniform. Stay tuned!

Lisa and Carson visiting his mom, Courtney, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Note from Tom Lane: People need to know that my daughter, Lisa, had been Courtney's true champion from her birth to her death 25 years later - with her through the best - and the worst. She is now the legal guardian of Courtney's son, Carson Thomas Lane. They say "it takes a village", and we are honored to have all of you be part of it.

Follow Tom at @CelticsSentinel, @CausewayStreet and Facebook





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.)  Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and his two daughters as an unseen

Rules of survival: When search-and-rescue turns into body recovery

 How the Hell did this happen? Two days after 19-year-old Emily Sotelo was supposedly dropped off in Franconia Notch (NH) at roughly 5:00 AM ET, Sunday, November 20, 2022 by her mother, to hike several mountains alone, the search continues for the young lady. Photo by Linda Lane The information from news agencies indicated that Emily started hiking the trails while it was still dark. She was supposedly wearing only sneakers, a coat and workout pants. I can persona;ly attest that the weather in the area was very cold with high wind speeds, and gaining elevation on the trails would only add to the horrendous conditions. Ms. Sotelo was reportedly a seasoned hiker, but had little or no experience hiking in winter. At the peaks, temperatures on that Sunday dropped to zero degrees with a wind chill of minus-30 degrees. It is beyond my comprehension to imagine a hiker-of-experience tackling that kind of travel - in extreme weather - with only basic clothes and few (or no) supplies. I have hik

Nik Stauskas adds "shooting with size" voiced by Brad Stevens

 As a 6'6" shooting guard, 28-year-old Nik Stauskas adds that shooting with size sorely needed by the Boston Celtics. Drafted 8th-overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2014, Stauskas has bounced around to various teams since then. Nik Stauskas' deal with the Boston Celtics includes non-guaranteed salary for the second season in 2022-23, a source tells @celticsblog . — Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 4, 2022 Nik has never averaged more than 9.5 points per game in the NBA, but Boston is most likely counting on his production for Grand Rapids in the G League as the incentive to sign him. In 17 games thus far, he has averaged 24.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 4.8 APG - while shooting 50% on field goals and 45% on treys. Nik Stauskas is signing a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of @PrioritySports tell ESPN. Stauskas had an historic week, scoring 100 points on 57 and 43 point performances in back-to-back games for Grand Rapids. — Adrian Wo