Brett Van Handel

It's time to ring the bell, Brett's Fight Team is returning to the ring for another battle with cancer and this time we need every single one of you to win.  Brett Van Handel, is a 12 year old boy facing the fight of his life...for the second time in just 2 years.

This is a call to action for everyone reading this story to donate, share, encourage, and pray for Brett. Your help is needed more than ever right now, and on this team...no one fights alone

 In 2016 Brett began a sudden and life-threatening battle with Osteosarcoma. The disease that would eventually take his entire left femur and cause several spots on his lungs to have to be painfully removed, would ultimately be defeated through multiple surgeries, massive chemotherapy, a community in prayer, and  your donations!

However, on a recent wellness check it was revealed that the Osteosarcoma had returned and Brett had to undergo immediate surgery on his spine to remove a large tumor. The surgery wasn't able to remove all of the cancer and they are seeking further treatment pathways in Milwaukee, WI about 2 hours from their home

This young man, his mother Jen, and his brother Matt are ready to stand up to this attack and do whatever it takes to get him well again. But they cannot do this without us. We need your generosity to help fund the massive medical bills, travel costs, and so many other expenses.   

Below is a picture of Brett at the Hal Bruno Memorial Comfort Zone Camp from this past summer 2018. The camp is a very special community of children who share the loss of a firefighter parent. In Brett's case, his father Heath Van Handel, died in the line of duty nearly 10 years ago. The loss of Heath created an unimaginable void in his life and that of his family.  We all know that Heath is smiling down on his Brett and is so proud of all the fight he has in him.

Please join Brett's Fight Team by making a donation right now so that we can be sure that money never stands in the way of bringing our Brett back into remission. Much love to you all in advance and we will keep you updated on his progress.  You can also find Brett's public page on Facebook by searching Brett Van Handel


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Organizer and beneficiary

Nicholas Smith 
Organizer
Foristell, MO
Jenny Van Handel 
Beneficiary
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