Brendan had strived throughout his life to bring peace to the world. He has always been a talented runner and ran every day until he had a major stroke in May 2010. At the time he was told he would never regain his mobility. He has worked very hard to learn to walk again,. throughout his life Brendan has been an inspirational figure in the community and had the vision to bring countries and communities together through dialogue. He has always nurtured and encouraged participation in sport locally.