She tweeted on Saturday, "On a plane to New York to see Grayson for the night, then headed to Pittsburgh to speak on behalf of a Knock out Cancer Event!" That same day, in response to a follower's question, Gretchen responded, "Unfortunately no RT @greenbayluby: Gretchen, is Grayson out of ICU yet? and still praying xo".
On Friday, Michelle Arroyo, Grayson's mother, updated Facebook fans on Grayson's condition, saying, "A big week for Gray...Breathing tube removed and first words today 'Take the mask off.'" Twelve-year-old Grayson, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor earlier this year, had undergone a surgery in October and continues to recuperate.