Help Brendan Beat Cancer!!

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Raised by 317 people in 22 months


On April 12, 2016 my brother Brendan, his wife Emma and their beautiful daughter Daphne received life-changing news.

Brendan was diagnosed with cancer.

A simple visit to the Doctor for a sore back turned into a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, which has spread to other organs as well as the lymph nodes. There are no words to describe the devastating impact this has had on him, his family and his friends. And yet, in typical Brendan style, he has kept strong with witty positivity and is gearing up for a fight.

Brendan will not let this beat him!

He is a happily devoted husband to his soul mate Emma. He is a loving father to his beautiful 8-month-old daughter Daphne; who is truly the light
of his life. He is a son that makes his parents proud every single day. He is an amazing brother, uncle, brother in law, son in law,  cousin and nephew. We all love him beyond measure. He is a loyal and generous friend and anyone who has had the good fortune to cross paths with Brendan is better for it. He is kind, witty, thoughtful, smart, compassionate and so very loved by many. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it and not think twice.

Brendan is a self employed freelance writer of children's television shows and is a dedicated musician in his spare time. Due to Brendan being self employed and his wife being a stay at home Mommy, they have  limited benefits and  disability.  We need Brendan to be able to put forth all of his energy into this fight, the fight of his life. Our goal is to ease any financial burdens for this beautiful family and alleviate some of the costs associated with carrying a mortgage, bills, the many medical fees which will arise and establishing a trust fund for Daphne.

Any amount that you can contribute will be a blessing. Please continue to keep Brendan and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they begin a journey that no one should ever have to take. We are all wishing him a speedy recovery!

Much love and gratitude,
From his family and friends

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I just want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and let everyone know that Brendan continues to fight! He is still going through the chemo/immunotherapy and while it takes its toll on him his attitude is always positive and his sense of humour remains. It's been a tough go for him lately but we still managed to have lots of amazing family time over the holidays. Little Daphne just keeps getting cuter and smarter each day and Emma continues to be the strong amazing woman she is and fighting right along side my brother!
Christmas
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Second round of chemo starts today. Looks like not only does Brendan have an army behind him but also our nations leader!
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Today Brendan gets to start his fight....and my amazing and strong sister in law Emma said it best when she posted this note on FB today.....

"Today we finally get to start fighting back. Watch your back, Cancer, we can fight even dirtier than you. And we will. #BrendanIsMyHero"

It amazes me how well she is holding up through all of this along with taking care of sweet Daphne!

We are relieved to share that after many appointments, tests, poking and prodding, Brendan is starting chemo - immunotherapy today. It is finally his turn to fight back and he is so ready!

Between Brendans strength and positive attitude, Emma's fierce love, the love and support from both their families, the army of friends, aquaintances and even strangers helping and sending positive thoughts....there is no doubt, he can and will beat this!

Cancer.....be afraid, be very afraid!
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A note from Brendan......

Dear friends,

I am humbled by the outpouring of love and overwhelming generosity. You all sure know how to make a guy with cancer feel like the luckiest man alive.

With your love and support, which is coming in so many forms, I will fight this with every fibre of my being. I cannot control the outcome, but I will do my best to make you all proud. And in the meantime, I aim to enjoy every moment that I have. I will certainly sleep a little easier, knowing that the people I love have made life a little more manageable for my family during this difficult time.

I love you all.

Big hugs from Brendan, Emma and Daphne
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Linda Stewart
21 months ago

hope u beat this

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John Dunne
21 months ago

You got this...

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Conor Larkin
21 months ago

Best wishes

Linda Stewart
21 months ago

hope u beat this

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