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Big Win for Brennan

     “On the 17th hole, which is all uphill, Brennan told me he was tired and may not be able to make it.  And it was hot to say the least,” Brennan’s father Turner recalls. “I reminded him that he has faced a lot more challenging circumstances than walking two holes in the heat and that he could finish strong.”
     He finished in first place. He surely can win even if he is one of the novice slot machine users
     Brennan’s mom, Tara, explains the milestone: “This was the first competitive 18 hole match Brennan has ever played carrying his bag.  We thought just getting through 18 holes walking, particularly in the summer, would have been a major victory. We never expected him to win the thing.”
     The tournament was May 31 at Forest Hills Golf Club, where he came in 1st with a low score of 76, tying the low score for the tournament in all age groups. Despite having played in only one event this year, the win gave him a 33 Place ranking among Georgia Juniors.
     “Brennan was very stoic throughout the victory celebration acting like it was not big deal,” says Turner. But it’s a huge deal. Over six years out of treatment for AML, Brennan manages a variety of long-term side effects. As a result of these side effects, Brennan doesn’t hit his golf ball as far as his peers in this ever-more-athletic sport. But he parred the 18th and sealed the win.  “I know it sounds cliche at this point,” his father said, “but Brennan is still showing us what you can do if you simply believe in the possibilities.”

5 Responses to Big Win for Brennan

  1. Tammy Wright July 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    This makes my heart and soul so happy. What a champ!!!

  2. Claire Armstrong July 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    Brendan I know most of your story and I think of you often… How brave and tireless you must be… I recently had a event in which a friend and I were attacked and stabbed multiple times and as a result had a brain surgery called a subduralhematoma. Also suffered a sentinel event while in the hospital…. Well here I am home with no apparent permanent damage….possibilities SRE endless

  3. Jace July 12, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    Love this – Way to go big B!

  4. Anne Meyercord July 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    So thrilled for Brennan. Great determination ! Super talent ! Keep it up, Brennan.
    xxoxAunt Anne and Uncle Champ

  5. Richard Moore July 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    I’m so impressed by this young man. I took a fall at work crushing both heals of my feet. I let it hold me back at 59 years old ,but this young man inspires me to try and do better and whine less. What an inspiration to an oldman a young man can be. Keep on trucking Brennan!

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