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A Warrior's Determination

Sep 16, 2022 8:00 AM

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I have previously written about this particularly wrenching kind of cancer, but this firsthand account speaks to this tragedy far better. Thank you to the Brown family for courageously sharing their story.

With gratitude,

Susan Sheehan
President and COO
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Brown family at Bees Game

A Warrior’s Determination: Honoring Our 5-Year-Old Son and Supporting Childhood Cancer Research

Author: Brady Brown, father of childhood cancer patient Marshall Brown

The following is an excerpt. Read Brady's full story here.

Our little boy Marshall fought with unspeakable courage. He took on every challenge rhabdomyosarcoma could throw at him. He did everything he was asked to do—even when he didn’t want to. After being told he needed to undergo a new treatment, a new poke, more scans, and take more bad-tasting medicine, Marshall would bravely shrug his little shoulders and respond, 'Well, we got to do it, right?'

Since Marshall’s passing, our family has chosen to do our part to raise funds for childhood cancer research. We have worked with the Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels) baseball team and created a program in honor of Marshall. The program is called Go Gold to Strikeout Childhood Cancer. On September 23, 2022, the Bees will host Go Gold Night. We hope the money raised can help support research that can help families like ours have more time with their loved ones, more hope, and eventually a cure for all cancers.

Susan Sheehan

President and COO, Huntsman Cancer Foundation