Thank you to everyone that has followed along with Brian's story, held him in their thoughts, and contributed to his cause. It pains me to say this, but unfortunately, after 6 weeks of fighting, Brian passed away this past Thursday, September 24th at 11:29AM. Originally we all had high hopes for Brian to fight through this and gradually make his way back to a normal life. This fundraiser was originally intended to lessen the financial burden of the medical expenses incurred, and help him and his family through that process. However, Brian is now resting after a tough battle. Additionally, now it will also include expenses for Brian's funeral and service.
His family and I would like to thank everyone, again. It has been touching reading all your comments, love, and support to the family, as well as to Brian when he was still with us.
On August 8th, 2020, Brian ventured out on a camping trip with his close friend, but was found alone and unresponsive by other campers who alerted the forest rangers of the situation. Once they arrived, the forest rangers initiated resuscitation as he had suffered from cardiac arrest and seizures. He was immediately flown out to the nearest ICU where they found out he had suffered severe brain injuries, due to the lack of oxygen, and was in critical condition with poor heart and kidney function. He has since remained in a coma and has shown improvement in his heart and kidney function. We have created this fundraiser to help with his medical expenses and to allow Brian’s family to focus solely on him and ensure he gets the necessary stimulation and medical attention to help him recover.
Prior to the accident, Brian was an exceptionally loving son, brother, friend, and boyfriend who actively enjoyed improving both his body and mind in- and outdoors alongside his work. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, he began working for LA county and quickly moved up in the ranks in his first two years through his ability to not only learn the ropes quickly, but thoroughly. During his free time, he would pursue his passions and push his skills to the limit with his hobbies which included hiking, camping, rock-climbing, powerlifting, calisthenics, and music production and editing. He is an extraordinarily open-minded and adventurous person who encouraged his friends and family to unlock more in life—whether it be through sitting back and enjoying the view or seeking out novel and exciting experiences.