Some of Brandon’s good friends held a fundraiser for him today. This is a letter from Brandon to those who participated and to everyone who has supported him along the way. He is so thankful for every one of you!
I would like to start this letter by apologizing for not being able to make it there. I wanted to be there more than anything to thank each and every one of you personally, but my body had other plans. As I type this, I am so overwhelmed by the love and support you all have given me. I want to sit here and tell you that I am doing fine and will be myself in no time. If I said that though, it would be a lie. This has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my life. I guess I was a little too overconfident in my ability to bounce back easily. While I will beat this, it is a challenge. I have good days and some pretty bad ones as well. The one thing that keeps me going though is each one of you. While I haven’t been able to respond to each of you personally, I do read the comments made every day and it makes me so grateful to have such a support system. When people tell me in posts, texts or comments to let them know if I need anything, I know they mean it. I am starting to cry while I type this so I hope it continues to make sense. I apologize that I haven’t been in contact with some of you as much as I wish I would have. I hope to change that when I am better. I have been very wrapped up in work and trying to be the best father I can be. Avery is my world, and I will do anything for her. I wish I could give each of you a huge hug. Please know that if you guys ever need anything, I will be there for you. I am in debt to each and every one of you. I love all of you, and know that I am being sincere when I say I have great memories with each of you. When I read a comment or a text from someone, I also think about a great memory I have had with them. That is what is getting me through this. I will kick this cancer’s ass with all of your prayers and support. I am a long way from being done with this battle but I draw inspiration from you guys, whether you know it or not. PLEASE keep praying for me and supporting me, as I draw so much strength from it. I love you, and thank you with every fabric of my being.