BRIGHTON — Michael Brashear, 39, was diagnosed with acute leukemia on May 17. He was hospitalized for a month and is set to undergo chemotherapy treatments for at least six months.
He’s the father of three children, ages 13, 11 and 9. His wife, Laura, has been studying online to get her master’s degree, leaving Mike the sole breadwinner of the family. He boards, trains horses and gives clinics. Due to his illness, he is unable to work for at least six months and perhaps longer.