Brian’s Blog was created for all of his friends, family, fans, and community members who are cheering him on in his fight against leukemia. Brian graduated from HHS in May of this year. Many people know Brian due to his leadership, sportsmanship, and outstanding athletic achievements including three state championships in wrestling, a state football championship, state discus champion 2011 and varsity track and soccer teams. He had received a call to serve a full-time mission to Uruguay and was planning to start his mission at the end of the month. After completing his mission to Uruguay, Brian planned to play football at SUU where he has already received a full-ride scholarship. Brian was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on Tuesday October 2nd. That very day he was taken to Salt Lake City for intensive inpatient care. He has been receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and other treatments. We hope and pray that Brian will recover with the help of competent medical care. Doctors say that there is an 80% chance that Brian’s cancer will respond favorably to treatment. Thank you so much for your support. We will keep you updated regularly on Brian’s progress.
Update: On January 14, 2014, Brian passed away after a 15 1/2 month battle with leukemia. He was in remission following the first series of chemotherapy treatments for only 3 months, in spite of earlier optimism. Another harder hitting chemotherapy began in June with the intention of following with a bone marrow transplant but instead, alternative treatments in Colorado Springs and later Atlanta were chosen. Those also were unsuccessful, too little too late. In November he underwent yet more chemotherapy in Denver. The leukemia did not respond. Brian returned home to Southern Utah friends and family on December 12, 2013. Leukemia took his mortal life, but it can't touch his spirit.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012
Having shared our excitement about a break from the hospital, I have to add something.  As much as we love our friends, we have to request NO VISITORS. It's dangerous, and we want him to get well and avoid the trauma that an illness under these conditions would bring. THANK YOU!


  1. Jane, give Brian a supper big hug from me, and from my Grandson Colton Barney who is on a mission. He will be grateful to know Brian was able to come home for a few days and just being home will help his spirits a ton...Keep on keepin on Brian, my sweet Jane and wonderful cousin Randy..know that the whole community is praying and fasting for you all. Love you so much! Hugs, Aunt Becky:)

  2. Thanks Becky! It was so good to hear from you. You always bring sunshine wherever you are. We appreciate so much all the prayers and fasting. I will give Brian your message. Hugs back to you! - Jane