Brennan Passons was an 11 year old daughter, sister, and friend to many. Commonly known as a peacemaker and friend to everyone, she died suddenly from complications of a severe asthma attack on October 10, 2011. Her effervescent personality brought smiles to everyone; her love of life an inspiration to all.
As a classmate wrote to us, ” People who are friends stay friends, and people who aren’t friends, become friends…The rule of Brennan that I wish to follow.”
The Brennan Passons Foundation was established in March of 2013 in honor of Brennan’s love for life. The foundation’s goal is to support Asthma Awareness in children, as well as support the Arts is our schools.
Asthma because of its prevalence in our children. 1 in 11 children have asthma in the U.S., and more in Georgia. Asthma has no conscience; nor does the environment or the medicines that are supposed to help. Brennan never went to the ER for asthma nor did it control her life. She did not fit the profiled demographic at risk. Unfortunately, she is one of the nearly 4000 annual deaths in the U.S. attributed to the disease.
The Arts because that was her passion. She loved drawing and painting, singing and band; anything creative. The Arts are one of the least supported organizations in our schools; it’s our way to give back in her memory and keep her spirit alive.