Brennan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia– an aggressive form of childhood leukemia– on the even of his 7th birthday. After undergoing chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from his brother Nat, Brennan relapsed– and was told to pack it up. His relapse happened so quickly after his transplant, the hospital told his parents there were no curative options.
But he and his family refused to give up, and they found St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he ended up undergoing three more bone marrow transplants. Through it all, his two brothers Nat and Christopher were by his side. One too many war movies in the hospital, and they call themselves the Band of Brothers.
Each link in this huge chain represented a prayer from a student, teacher, or staff member at Brennan’s elementary school, St. Mary on the Hill.
With a supportive community rallying behind them, it seemed as though the Band of Brothers had a million Guardian Angels. Today, despite the odds, Brennan is seven years cancer free, and these socks honor the Guardian Angels that watch over us all.
For more information on our campaign to *Sock It to Cancer*
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