Thomas “Tommy” Patrick Brandt, 13, received his angel wings on September 22, 2017. He was born on March 21, 2004 in Loma Linda, CA to Meghan Brandt and Phil Brandt. He last attended school at Tony Hillerman Middle School. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma in July 2016. Despite weeks and weeks of hospitalizations and rare complications he never gave up hope. He continued to dream of joining the military, going back to school, and even riding his bike again. Tommy had a spirit like few here on earth. He was sarcastic, endearing, and without a word – you knew how he felt about something just by the look on his face. He loved playing video games and chasing hot air balloons. He was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 703.
Tommy was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Charles Molter, Ronald Caldwell, Eugene Brandt. He is survived by his mother, Meghan Brandt, of Albuquerque, NM; father, Phil Brandt, of San Marcos, CA; siblings, Catrina Brandt, A.J. Brandt, Max Brandt, and Ellyssa Brandt, all of Albuquerque, NM; grandmothers, Cathie Caldwell and Iris Brandt; seven aunts and uncles; 15 cousins; dog, Chlona and cat, Boots.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM with the place to be announced.
Please send contributions in his name to Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute at www.cc-di.org.
Tommy’s family would like to thank the UNM Children’s Oncology Group, all the nurses in the PSCU and the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mew Mexico.