For fourteen years he was unstoppable as an honors student, athlete, and Christian. And despite the debilitating nature of his illness, Brandon insisted that his parents and brother continue living life to its fullest. So the family integrated hospital treatments and visits into family vacations and Bible study. Among Brandon’s many gifts was his ability to see beauty in life’s simple pleasures. He played piano and saxophone, loved to cook, adapted the principles of Kwanzaa into his cultural identity, and fell in love with architecture, the discipline he decided would be his field of study in college.
But it was not to be. Despite a valiant two-year fight, Brandon succumbed to the rare form of bone cancer known as osteosarcoma on November 23, 2003. Now his memory, energy, and love fuel a foundation dedicated to finding the cause and cure of cancer, and providing educational scholarships to students who plan to study architecture or medicine. Brandon lived a full and complete life in 14 years. He would want his time with us to exemplify God’s love and power so that others may resurrect their lives and realize their dreams.
“Your child has cancer.”
Four words no parent wants to hear.
For us, the reality hit home in 2001 when our younger son Brandon was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that took him from us in 2003. He was 14.
To honor his life, accomplishments, and ambitions, we started The Brandon Carrington Lee Foundation, which is offered through the Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Brandon Carrington Lee Foundation supports cancer research and provides academic scholarships.
Jefferi K. Lee, CEO
Tina Mance-Lee, COO