Brennan Ferguson Find’s the Perfect Fit with Soccer
A loved one’s illness is never an
easy thing, especially when that
loved one is a child. Jesse and Laura
Ferguson know this all too well: Their
son Brennan was diagnosed with
leukemia when he was two years old.
Luckily for the Fergusons, an early
diagnosis, timely intervention, and
intensive care have had the intended
effect, and Brennan—now nine - has
been symptom free for about four
And he’s discovered soccer.
“The choice of sports for him was
something that we had to consult
his doctors about,” says Ferguson.
“Some of the chemo he took has
long-term effects on his heart and
his joints. Basically, intense weight
lifting, and sports that involve lots
of physical contact, like American
football, MMA, and hockey, are out.”
According to his parents, Brennan’s current health is very good, and last
year, when the family decided to get
involved team sports, soccer was
an obvious choice. “It’s affordable,
widely available in Cornwall, and
that it’s easy to practice at home or at
the park,” Ferguson says.