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 Brenden Stephen “B-Man” Foster

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Brenden Stephen “B-Man” Foster

  • Birth 4 Oct 1997 Bothell, King County, Washington, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 2008 Bothell, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Location private at request of family.
  • Memorial ID 31591011

Brenden was the 11 year old boy that when given two weeks to live, decided his dying wish would be to feed the homeless. His story was told on Komo 4 News in Bothell, Washington after he was on his way home from having chemotherapy and saw a homeless camp. Brenden told his mother that the people of the homeless camp, "they're probably starving". Brenden was too ill to feed them on his own, so volunteers from Emerald City Lights Bike Ride passed out 200 sandwiches to the homeless in Seattle. Then Brenden's last wish to feed the homeless spread nation-wide. A TV station in Los Angeles held a food drive; school kids in Ohio collected cans; people in Pensacola, Florida gathered goods. Brenden's story was seen on CNN and across the nation in an apeal to fulfill his final wish. On Thursday, November 20, 2008, a "Stuff the Truck" drive was held in Brenden's hometown in his honor. There were seven semi-trucks loads of groceries donated and $95,000 in monetary donations given. Brenden got to see his final wish fulfilled. Brenden suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was diagnosed in August of 2005. He fought hard and nearly won and was on maintenance chemotherapy until December 26, 2007 when he relapsed. July 7th his family was excited for Brenden to have a bonemarrow transplant but on July 22nd it was discovered that Brenden would not be able to have the transplant and he would not survive. "He's always thought about others and never complained about having to go through this, ever," said his mother, Wendy. When Brenden was first diagnosed with leukemia, he and his mom began a new tradition that every night they list three positive things that happened during the day, and they have to share a laugh. "A chuckle will do," Brenden said, "but a fake laugh will never do," he told a news crew, "I had a great time. And until my time comes, I'm going to keep having a great time" he said just weeks before he passed. On Thursday, November 20th, he told his mother that he'd seen the angels three times already. Those angels quietly took him home this morning, November 21st, at 7:12am, as his mother held him in her arms, his Dad Lee held his hand, and he surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was an angel on earth, a knight in his heart and loved by all. He flew to heaven without fear and knew he was going to a place with no anger, no negativity and no pain. He looked forward to running again and seeing friends that had passed on before him. He was an inspiration to every life he touched. We will miss you forever Brenden! You truly made a difference in this world!
Left to forever cherish his memory are his beloved parents, Wendy Sutton, Lee Spence, and Mike Foster; his siblings Crystal and Mitchel; his grandparents Pat & Jim McMorrow, Dean & Sandra Sutton, and Dan & Rebecca Foster; his great grandparents Joan Pillsbury, Edward & Lucy McCarroll; his aunts and uncles Heather & Harry Starr & their son Avery, Karen McMorrow & Dan Beiderman, Jim McMorrow, Steve McMorrow; his Godparents Alainya Rines and Matt Dillingham; a host of extended family, beloved friends, and all those who helped make Brenden's wish come true, and those who continue to carry on in his honor.

  • Created by: Mz Fish
  • Added: 21 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31591011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brenden Stephen “B-Man” Foster (4 Oct 1997–21 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31591011, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Mz Fish (contributor 46622368) .