Anyone will tell you Brian has a high sense of pride with work ethics, taking care of his family and obligations. He has been a hard working carpenter for the last 30 years and has a heart as big as the sky! Brian is a wonderful father of 3 children and a Grandpa of 2 who love him dearly! And for 35 years, he has been all I could ever want in a husband and a friend! Our hearts truely beat as one! We are the "Bee Team!"
Through our years together we have been somewhat caretakers of others, always helping family and friends, whatever the need be. We have enjoyed helping raise our 2 grandchildren, one with Autism and special needs. They are truly a blessing in our life.
After losing our son in 2000 to a homicide, we established the BEE-Lieve Scholarship in memory Dustin for special education students. A total of seven $1000.00 scholarships were awarded to special education students to help them attend college. To my knowledge some of the graduates became an Event Planner, a Physician's Assistant, and a Diesel Mechanic. As the process was both gratifying and melancholy, we decided not to continue the program.
Brian had been laid off several times in the past 5 years, and recently things were starting to pick up and we were finally getting back on track again. In September, Brian suddenly became alarmingly ill and was admitted to the hospital. Six days later, it was confirmed he had an aggressive form of Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) stage IV cancer. The cancer is in the bone marrow, lymoh nodes, spleen and liver. After getting a second opinion, Brian is going to a Cancer Treatment Center 2 1/2 hours away, and is receiving an aggressive 5-day treatment of chemotherapy every 21 days, with the likelyhood of having a stem cell transplant. His loss of income, medical bills and traveling expenses for treatments has quickly put us in a dire financial situation. I suffer from physical disabilities, but do not qualify for benefits. I spend the majority of my time keeping record of Brian's treatments, appointments, nutrition, labs, journal and research.
Our emotions are running high with an unknown future, and we are trying to enjoy each other and embrace each day to the fullest! Brian said "I am going to fight this to the end, til I can't fight no more!". Brian is a strong and healthy person physically, and I Bee-Lieve he's gonna kick some cancerbutt and WIN this fight! I hope you Bee-Lieve in him too!
Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.
We are prayerfully 'asking' and are in need of your help, and will gratefully accept your donation as a blessing.
We are prayerfully 'seeking' God's healing and cure for Brian's cancer.
We are knocking on your door and hope it will be opened with compassion, and pray God will 'open a door' to new beginnings of life, and a future for us that we give thanks, and will glorify and praise His name! Amen!
We Love and Need Brian! and we Welcome and Thank You for healing prayers! I pray you will support and Bee-Lieve in the "Bee Team"s fight against cancer and God's healing grace!
May God bless you abundantly and help in your work: be with you in all that you do
Grace and Peace
- Joe and Becky Endres
- Alex Baine
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