Hthere are hard stories that teach us a lot about life, like that of Bermuda golfer Brian Morris, who lives a very delicate moment but at the same time is about to fulfill a dream. Morris, from 53 to, you might be nervous about making your PGA Tour debut, at the home tournament, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, but the veteran athlete is eager to stand on the 1st tee this Thursday.
On December 2019, Brian had to urgently undergo surgery at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where he underwent a delicate surgery. The back of his skull had to be cut open and a malignant tumor was removed from his brain. Later they also discovered stage IV (highest) cancer in the stomach and esophagus and, at their most recent review, inoperable tumors in the neck.
Golf is not a cause for concern for Morris at this point. He says himself that he probably shouldn’t be living his PGA Tour debut, that it is a gift that life offers him, and therefore nerves are not part of this equation. Even Jack Nicklaus has sent him a video of support by knowing its history. Tears filled the main character’s eyes when he saw him: “A legend like him called me by my name and said he’s a fan.”
“My expiration date has passed, you know?”, says the golfer on the official website of the PGA. “I used to have a lot of nerves on the tee, but since I was diagnosed with cancer, it really doesn’t happen to me.” After suffering vertigo-like symptoms at work, Brian went to the hospital where events rushed. After a battery of tests, he was transferred in a medicalized plane to Boston with his wife, less than 24 hours after being admitted.
After discovering that the cancer had spread to other organs, the doctor told Brian, married with four children, to put all his affairs in order. He has been ‘extended’ for almost two years and the truth is that he suffers a lot of pain. “I wonder if maybe this happened to me to help others. Maybe that’s the plan, you know? Maybe it’s to show other people that you can fight this.. I could have dropped and accepted that I was going to die in six months, “he says, but adds:” And here I am. Every day that I wake up I am very grateful. I breathe and just don’t plan for the long haul. I plan my life of three in three months “, narrates.
For almost two years, Morris has undergone chemotherapy every three weeks and in fact last Friday I received treatment. Currently he is even receiving an experimental treatment that he calls his “last injection.” “I think a positive attitude and a positive outlook is probably better than any miracle drug.”, aim. This week we go with Morris.