Monday, January 21, 2008

Brett Henderson...another Hero in Heaven

A new journal entry for Brett Henderson's CaringBridge site was posted at 01:19 PM on 01/21/2008.

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In 2005 I met Brett Henderson and his dog, Star (affectionately nicknamed Porn Star) at the Canine Search Specialist course at College Station, Texas.  He was a firefighter, handling an Urban Search and Rescue dog, and I remember him as friendly and helpful, with a great sense of humor.  I last saw him in the airport, as we both headed home.  Star was bouncing around happily!  In February 2007 he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  After radiation and treatments he was able to go back to work, but the symptoms and the tumor reappeared late summer 2007.  His wife, Rae, kept a journal on the Caring Bridge site and folks could sign in to the guestbook, which entertained Brett to read.  Brett passed away in his sleep on Saturday night.  Rae's entries, and the strength of that family, amaze me.  I'm not sure how long it stays posted but the web site does a tremendous job of supporting families facing medical conditions, stay connected.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henderson Family.