Struggle with cancer threatens to end 7 year-old’s life

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Brandon Christian, 7 years old, is running out of time to fight multiple cancer tumors in his body

Brandon Christian is only a 7 year old boy, but he has spent many of those few years fighting for his life. Brandon was horrifically abused, both mentally and physically, by his birth parents. They threw him away when he was 2 ½ years old during his chemotherapy treatment for cancer, after having his tumor- filled kidney removed.

Fortunately, Brandon’s foster mother, Sascha Christian, adopted Brandon to try and give him the childhood he was previously denied. In a turn of events at the beginning of 2009, Brandon’s cancer returned and spread to his lungs when he turned 4 years old. Sascha quit her job to take care of Brandon full time, living in and out of City of Hope Hospital for another year of chemo. Tragically, months ago, new growths appeared on his leg and back.  Brandon’s oncologists have given up on him, saying that chemo, radiation, and surgery won’t be “curative,” sending him home to slowly die in increasing pain and agony.

The large tumor on Brandon’s back causes excruciating pain when he tries to sleep on his back

“I am a single, 60 years of age, adoptive mom, devotedly taking full time care of this formerly abused – consequently developmentally delayed – little boy. We have to live solely on the L. A. County adoption money and his Social Security disability,” said Sascha Christian, “The monthly ‘income’ we receive is not even enough for us even to live, nor on our own independently. Thankfully we have been blessed to have a friend open her home to us, since virtually everything we have is directed to Brandon’s health and medical needs.”

Chemotherapy is never “curative”; chemo poisons the entire body and literally kills the immune system. Brandon needs his immune system restored to take over his body and fight off the cancer cells. After extensive research into new, sound scientifically proven advances and methods to heal his body of cancer, Sascha has finally found some hope. Two centers exist that accept children for alternative healing and integrative medicine, almost all across America do not.  Both centers have success in treating cancers of all types, especially when ‘conventional’ oncology medicine has failed and the child patient has been told that no further treatment can be helpful.

The baseball size tumor on Brandon’s leg makes it difficult for him to be active

The challenge is financial. This is Brandon’s LAST and ONLY chance to recover and live! The first clinic in which Brandon will begin treatments is Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. The second, if his unique needs dictate, is Envita Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona for I.V. Immunotherapy. The Immunotherapy will cost Brandon’s family over $93,000.

The alternative/integrative treatment programs have achieved remarkable rates of complete long-term remissions of “incurable cancers” in patients who have exhausted all standard treatments. Brandon’s adoptive parents refuse to give up on Brandon – unlike his birth parents and conventional oncologists.

Through your private tax-deductible donations and fundraising, you can help provide Brandon with the full integrative treatments and immunotherapy he so desperately needs to live.

You can donate to The Brandon Christian Medical Project in several ways. No donation is too small and all donations are deductible on federal returns.

  1. Pick up the phone and call Helping Hands Ministry at 1-706-754-6884. Donate to ‘The Brandon Christian Medical Project’
  2. Make contribution online at

Sascha Christian is also open to any fundraising ideas. You can reach Sascha via phone at 818-512-8769 or email at


Deborah A. Culp ( Contributing Writer)

About Deborah A. Culp ( Contributing Writer)

Deborah A. Culp is a Freelance Journalist & Consultant with over 20 years of hard earned experience in the business. This includes Print & Broadcast Media. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she now lives in Wilmington, NC. She is a Correspondent to Divine Caroline, TPEPost News, The History of Jazz Music, and For ColoredGurls and formerly with the Wilmington Star News Online. Deborah recently became the Parent & Family Expert for the, Wilmington/Fayetteville, and NC. Still operating as a Freelance Writer/Photographer. She is working on her first book; “Then there was laughter” and has a few business endeavor irons in the fire. She is a staunch volunteer and loves her family & friends.