My name is Tieler, and Brandon has given his blessing for me to provide this latest post. Last March, Brandon and I sat down to talk about his story and from that Brandnu Possibilities was born. Togther we’ve worked to update the blog and share his message with so many of you. Little did I know what would come of it… but God certainly knew.
So I’m bringing greetings from Brandon. I visited with him yesterday and despite the challenges and setbacks, he’s still smiling (photo). These days, it’s a little difficult for him to write, type and speak. But believe me when I tell you, his light is still shining bright, and those of you who know Brandon will agree, it speaks on its own.
Cancer treatment can be quite devastating on the body. Brandon and his mom have decided to suspend treatment for a little while to allow his body to rest. He continues with therapy, and in July will also visit the Shepherd Center, a world-class spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation center right here in Atlanta.
About a month ago, Brandon said something to me that I won’t forget. We were talking about the battle he’s been fighting… the good days and the bad days. He said to me (paraphrasing), “…But if I hadn’t gotten sick, I never would have started the blog. None of this would have happened.” That’s powerful. Amidst the dark moments Brandon has experienced since his diagnosis, he has chosen to also see the bright spots. A lesson for us all.
In that moment, we had church. Brandon’s sermon: Romans 8:18.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Let’s continue to pray!