Last week, UK sophomore men’s golfer Cullan Brown was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare type of bone cancer. After finding out the news, Brown was forced to withdraw from school and will now begin chemotherapy treatments this week.
Now, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Cullan and the Browns during this difficult time.
On the official page, which can be found here, the organizer described Brown’s condition and all of the details surrounding his situation. Take a look below:
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Cullan Brown, you’ve unfortunately missed out. Cullan is not only a great golfer; he’s a great student, an avid hunter, an unbelievable cook, and an amazing friend and teammate. As anyone else would tell you, Cullan is the most selfless person you’ll meet. Words can’t describe Cullan’s character and attitude towards life.
Cullan has quickly built an impressive college resumé on the University of Kentucky golf team. He earned All-SEC Freshman team this past season, finishing with multiple top 10s. He also competed in the Barbasol Championship, the PGA Tour event held in Lexington. He shot -10 and finished in the top 50 of a professional field.
Recently, Cullan has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, which is a rare form of bone cancer. Only 400 people per year are diagnosed with this form of cancer. This cancer was found in the form of a tumor in his left femur bone. Recent tests have shown that the cancer has not spread to any other part of his body, which is great news. The doctor has high hopes for a successful treatment, calling Cullan’s case “treatable and beatable.” The current treatment plan is to undergo chemo sessions for about 11 weeks before performing surgery on the femur bone. After surgery, chemo sessions will continue for another 18 weeks.
Cullan has withdrawn from school for the year and moved back home to Eddyville, KY, to focus on preparing for and recovering from the upcoming chemo treatments. He has also taken a medical redshirt for the 2019-2020 golf season.
Cullan has a strong foundation of people supporting him. The support from the golf community and the BBN has already been incredible. As his teammates, the Kentucky golf team is doing everything we can to help our brother. Most importantly, his parents Emily and Rodney and his little sister Cathryn will be at his side at all times. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for the Brown family.
The Brown’s are facing an emotionally challenging road ahead. We would love your help in providing some financial support, as the family will be spending a majority of their time focusing on Cullan’s health and well-being. As many of you can understand from personal experience, medical expenses can compound over a period of time. Providing this support would lighten the financial burden of this situation, which would be a blessing for the Brown’s. Also, we would really encourage you to share this page to help in the effort to support Cullan and the Brown’s during this journey.
We can’t wait to see Cullan overcome this battle in a very “Cullanesque” fashion and compete for the Blue and White again soon. For now, we appreciate the love and support for this incredible person. #B4B (Birdies for Brownie)
Best of luck to Cullan and his family during this difficult time and best of luck to him in his recovery.