Brian Holman played four years in the Major Leagues with the Expos and Mariners. He and his wife Jami have three children (ages 23, 19 and 17). He was referred to the B.A.T. office by former teammate Randy Johnson and his agent Alan Nero.
Over the past ten years, Brian's family has endured numerous medical and financial hardships. They lost their youngest daughter, Kassidy, at age 11 after a six-year battle with leukemia. Their youngest son David was severely injured in a snowboarding accident when he fell more than 30 feet off of a ski-lift. The CT Scan conducted after the accident discovered that he already had a brain tumor. Although the tumor was benign, the surgery to remove the tumor was very risky and left him paralyzed on his left side. David spent many long months rehabbing to regain the use of his motor skills. During this time it was discovered that Brian had a leaking valve in his heart that required open heart surgery and Jami was diagnosed with melanoma which was removed. His oldest son, John, has been battling bi-polar disorder for several years.
Needless to say the Holman's medical expenses along with all of the other costs incurred while fighting these many health issues were overwhelming. Brian and Jami exhausted all of their financial resources trying to save their kids, and themselves! Brian didn't know where to turn until he heard about the Baseball Assistance Team.
Today the Holman Family is on the road to recovery and Brian has asked for this story to be shared so that other members of the Baseball Family might be helped in the future.
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