The Brake Family

A few weeks ago, Brian went in for a routine scan (for testicular cancer maintenance).  Several small spots on his lung showed up, and while the doctors assumed it was probably nothing, a biopsy was conducted.  On Tuesday July 14, the Brakes received the biopsy results.  Brian was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer.  On Thursday, a Blackhawk "angel" put Brian in contact with a highly revered lung cancer specialist at Stanford.  More tests have been ordered, and with the new data, his case will be reviewed by a panel of 40-50 doctors. They will collectively decide on the best possible plan of action for Brian going forward.

Whether you know Brian from Blackhawk (where he's worked since he was a teenager, and is now the head golf professional), St. Isidore's, De La Salle or Saint Mary's, you'll know he is the warmest, most family focused, and optimistic person.   He and his wife Jennifer are the first ones to step up to support their friends and meaningful philanthropies.  His two sons, Brandan (5) and Jeremy (2), and Jennifer are always his biggest priority.  We'd like to support the Brakes by fundraising for medical assistance, and make sure that Brian's health and recovery is their primary focus.  

Brian and his family are so appreciative of the outpouring of support and love they have received already, and look forward to sharing good news with you all!
  • Jan&Duane Cooper-Grummer 
    • $500 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Peter & Carlene Tomei 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • John Gardner 
    • $1,000 
    • 5 mos
  • shirley tong 
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amy Barmby 
Danville, CA
Brian Brake 
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