My name is Brandon Webb: This is My Battle With Cancer
Posted by Brandon Webb on March 9, 2017 in Culture, dallas, editors selection, edmdfw family, Lifestyle, People, Social Issues |6 Comments
Original article by Kevin Sherrington of The DMN
God is good. I have been blessed to chase my dreams, meet new and interesting people, and see places I never dreamed all because of my love of music. I’m stoked that these adventures are now beginning with our EDM DFW Festival Family.
But how well do you know the leader of our tribe? Did you know that I battle cancer on a daily basis? This battle has led me to view life through the lens that tomorrow is not promised. Every day is a gift and I ask myself, “what will I do with the opportunities I’m given?”
This testimony is for the people who say I’m too happy, who question my drive, who say I have no chill, or who are thrown off by my never give up attitude. You only get one shot.
Fuck You Haters and Fuck Cancer!
My battle began at the age of 15. I was highly recruited and I had it all ripped away because of my illness. I ended going to a small school in Missouri for two years because they offered me a scholarship (I did not mention I had cancer.).
A transfer to SMU, two degrees, two kids and three cities later I still live with cancer that plagued my childhood. You would never know it. I don’t talk about it, but something moved me to write this words.
As a teenager, there were mean kids who even said I made up having cancer to be popular. I’ll never understand that one. People are cruel. Someone reading this may be going through a hard time. The outside world may not see your pain and the majority of the time, they won’t care even if they know.
I want you to know you have an ally and that not everyone in this world is cruel. I care. For those facing any struggle, I feel you need to receive this with an open mind. Please know you are not alone. You have an ally. You can be positive even in dire situations. You have an ally. If you feel no one is listening, you have allies within your EDM DFW family.
Before you read any further, please know, God is good. He is the most PERFECT thing ever! I’m far from perfect. Like Scarface (Brad Jordan) said,”I’m a sinner…facing a winner. With no socks and no shoes.”
This is my life. God is good.
- Article by Kevin Sherrington of The DMN