Brian was an active 17-year-old, who was an all-star baseball pitcher, loyal brother, son, and friend when he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on May 23rd, 2008. Brian's tumor was located on the left side of his pelvic area, and was larger than a softball at the time of diagnosis. During treatment, he completed 14 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments. After two years of pain and treatments, he relapsed in January 2010, and an MRI showed the cancer had spread throughout his entire body. He earned his angel wings on March 16th, 2010, 5 days after his 19th birthday. Brian was funny, loving, and caring. During his battle, Brian was nothing but courageous and selfless, always putting others first. He will always be loved and missed by his family, friends, and supporters.
*Ewing's Sarcoma is a highly aggressive and malignant form of pediatric bone cancer, which can be found in both bone and soft tissue. Ewing's is caused by a genetic accident, which occurs when two chromosomes transpose at the time of fetal development. The recurrence rate for Ewing's is 50%, and has no known cure for recurrence.