Brendan Battles Brain Cancer

We are blessed with a few soulmates throughout our lives, people in different capacities and relationships that make our souls glow. Recently, one of mine was diagnosed with sudden onset brain cancer.

Brendan Colbert, just 23 years old, found out in September that he has a brain tumor called an astrocytoma. The tumor has resulted in severe epilepsy as well as language and speech, motor control, and short-term memory problems. He will have surgery to remove the tumor in less than a month on December 22nd. Radiation and chemotherapy may be needed following the surgery.

Prior to the cancer, Brendan was the most active man I know. For the last four years he worked for the US Forest Service (which is where we met) on trails crew and was an avid, down-to-earth climber. Honestly, he's an outdoor addict but in the most unassuming way possible. He is also an amazing musician and hopes that if anything can remain unaffected after surgery, it will be his ability to make music.

Although Brendan is unable to work or adventure outside right now, he remains the most kind, creative, aware and brilliant guy I know.

I'm asking that on this Day of Giving, you give any amount you can to help cover Brendan's medical bills.

I will post updates frequently. 

Thanks and many hugs. 
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Verónica Silva 
Santa Fe, NM
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