Brandon McConnell Brauns
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Brandon McConnell BRAUNS Brandon McConnell Brauns age 11 passed away peacefully on March 20, 2010 surrounded by his parents, close friends and family. Brandon spent most of his life fighting a brain tumor diagnosed just before his 4th birthday. He is dearly missed by his parents Kris Brauns and Jeff Brauns, Grandparents Rich and Dianne Forth, Skip and Judi Brauns, Gary Morrison and Theresa Nycz, and most of all by his dog Jet. He blessed the lives of many cousins, aunts and uncles and friends. Although Brandon's life was short he completed his mission on earth by spreading more love, compassion, thoughtfulness and friendship than most do in a long lifetime. Brandon taught everyone he met what it meant to be courageous, strong and to live. His life touched so many, and so many touched his life. Hiswit, "eye rolls", noogies and "crazy circles" were his terms of endearment. If he rolled his eyes at you then you knew you were in! Brandon was very proud of his dog Jet - his best friend, his Lego collection, his love of the WSU Cougars and his collection of planes and everything aviation. Born in Austin, Texas, Brandon saw a lot of our country. Be it the vacations he loved to take or his trips to Memphis and Cincinnati for treatment, Brandon loved to travel. He logged many air miles and wanted to be a pilot when he was older. There is no better place than to earn your wings than in heaven. Brandon, you will be missed every second of every day and we will carry you in our hearts forever. A celebration of Brandon's life will be on Saturday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Canyon Hills Community Church, 22027 17th Avenue SE, Bothell. In lieu of flowers please make a donation at any Bank of America branch to the Brandon Brauns Goal Account #38133971. These funds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Fred Hutch and Children's. Or visit

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Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2010.
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April 3, 2010
Best friends are forever.
I wish I'd had the chance to know you, Brandon, while you were here. However, I look forward to meeting you in Heaven. Since you really loved aviation, you might be put in charge of giving me an air tour. What fun that would be with you!
March 31, 2010
Dear Brandon, I only know you through the loving words of your Grandma Dianne. She lit up every time she spoke of you. I know you brought her much joy and I know she loved you so very much. I feel such sadness for her loss, but know your spirit will always be with her. Bless you little one.

Love, Cheryl
from Vashon
March 31, 2010
Sweet dreams and Godspeed..
Love, Aunt Jen & Uncle John
Jennifer Ellis
March 29, 2010
I went to college with brittany and she always talked about her cousin brandon and she always had a smile when she talked about him. I am truly sorry for your loss. Tammy J.
tammy jezerski
March 29, 2010
Brandon, Kris & Jeff, you will always be in our prayers
Tony & Sue Gilman
March 27, 2010
I'm Mona's aunt in Cincinnati. Our hospital works wonders, but not always. I just wanted you to know that I read the obit and my heart was touched. I pray you will find comfort in your faith and with your friends and St Jude's will discover a way to cure cancer.
March 26, 2010
Brandon...You will be in my heart ....forever...
March 26, 2010
I never knew your Brandon but I have a 12 year old son and I am blessed with his life and the comforting thought I have right now when thinking of my son's joy...and then that heaven is now blessed with your amazing presence and will have to wait for ours! God brought you home for a reason and it appears He needs your joy in heaven right now. I will meet you someday Brandon! God bless you and your family!
Melissa Pope
March 26, 2010
I will miss your smiling face. You have really been an inspiration to us all. Go with God, You've earned your aviator Wings!!!!
Lee Jackson
March 26, 2010
To Brandons family: I had the honor of meeting Brandon at the Ride last year and when I was told he passed, I thought to myself, we lost another great one to this terrible disease! There are no words to describe what it feels like to lose a child but I do know atleast he is not hurting anymore. My family prays for Brandons family to heal and remember the good times.
Gretchen Marshall
March 25, 2010
I pray that you find peace in the knowledge that Brandon is now in God's arms. What a great kid!
Teresa Smith
March 25, 2010
We will miss you greatly Brandon! I've been blessed to have known you! You are a true angel and will forever be in our hearts! RIP!
Darci Donovan
March 25, 2010
May the joy that he shared through his life always remain in your hearts and souls forever. God Bless.
Lorena Pierce
March 25, 2010
Oh dearest little guy; my daughter Stacy has sent me photos and updates on Brandon's treatments. I truly wish I had known him in person! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family & friends of this courageous child and may he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Terry Herman
Terry Herman
March 25, 2010
Fly with the angels Brandon.
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