brandon bungeeI belong to an online support group for parents with children who are fighting ependymomas (the kind of brain tumors Nick fought for 6 1/2 years).

Every once in a while, I bond extra closely with a family when their road is so similar to ours.

Brandon’s journey is one of those.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

I have followed his sweet life for over a year now through emails and have grown to love him as a fighter and a sweet, sweet boy.  I was so saddened to open an email yesterday saying that Brandon’s cancer has spread into multiple tumors in his brain and spine and that the words “no more treatments” are now in their life vocabulary.

I have been corresponding with Brandon’s family and was given permission to share his photos and ask you all to lift him and his family  in prayer.

God has the power to heal Brandon and that is our prayer.  I remember when we got to the point with Nick where we heard the words, “no more treatments” and I struggled with how to pray……at about that same time in our journey, another mom in our online group had asked when she should “stop praying for a miracle ” and this answer was given by someone else….not until your child takes their last breath and then just a little longer..these little words gave me the strength to face each new day with Nick knowing that I was not going to give up until God said it was time to take Nick home.

To Brandon’s family I just want to say this:

Keep praying. 

Keep believing. 

Keep loving. 

Keep living.

Keep laughing. 

Keep playing.

Keep hugging.

Keep cuddling. 

Keep dreaming. 

brandon two

Like Nick, Brandon has determination and a gentle spirit rolled into one!

Brandon, I love you little buddy!  I am praying all the way over in Kentucky!