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.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time For A Good Laugh

Want to Share A Favorite Joke?
Brian could use a good laugh now and then. If you know a joke that Brian would like, could you post it on the blog?  Thanks. This should be fun.  


  1. Oh no, probably shouldn't post this was one Irene Allen, our old High School secretary, told my grandma...What does a doe deer say when she comes out of the woods? (I will never do that again for 5 bucks...) Love you guys and good luck!! Hugs:)

  2. Check out Tim Hawkins on youtube. Or Jim Gaffigan or Brian Regan! All clean, funny guys! That's where I go for a laugh. Wishing your family much joy in the journey! :) Hang in there tough guy!

  3. Shayna, Sorry I'm slow, but thanks for the names of all the funny guys. I'm going to do some more searching on you tube and get Brian going! Want to not only boost his spirits, but his immune system!