The heroic tale of the life of Graysen Allen Kevin Glines came to a sudden, tragic end at 1:41 a.m. on April 24, 2023 at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon as the result of an unknown medical complication.
His story began on August 18, 2017 when he came into this world as part of a set of triplets alongside his late sister Allie and brother Parker. Graysen encountered many challenges in his life and bravely conquered them all. He did everything he could to fight and earn all of the time he had with us. Though his road was not an easy one, he always had a smile on his face and remained a beacon of light for all those who met and loved him. If you were one of the people who had the pleasure of meeting him, chances are you have your own Graysen story to share.
Graysen loved people. He loved hanging out and playing with his siblings and father, watching his favorite show Paw Patrol and getting his hands on all the snacks within his reach. Any time he was out among people he loved to wave and flash his million-dollar smile. The world was a much brighter place with him in it.
Graysen is survived by his father, Allen Glines and mother, Kayla (Thomas) Kampstra; siblings, Parker, Adysen, Amiliya, Lincoln, Oaklee, Reese, and Jamesen; grandparents, Jean (Drew) Christensen. He was preceded in death by his sister, Allie Glines; and grandfather, Brent Glines.
The family would like to thank all of the people who helped Graysen medically during his life, including his pediatrician, Catherine Stokes; respiratory therapist, Chris Hartling; home health nurse, Laura Chausse; ENT doctor, Jeremy Meier; and countless medical professionals at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, and Primary Children’s Medical Center, and all the other medical offices who were integral in Graysen’s journey.
A memorial service for Graysen will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary at 3408 Washington Boulevard. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation towards Graysen’s memorial account at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
“So long, goodbye
I'll see you when I see you
You can pick the street
I'll meet you on the other side”