UPDATE: Channel 3 has learned that Brian McDowell has died. His daughter posted to Facebook that he passed away on Christmas.
Funeral arrangements for Coach Brian McDowell have been announced.
Viewing at Cumberland Mortuary Thursday, from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Funeral Friday, 1:30pm at the Chapel as St. Andrews School. Sewanee, with burial at Plainview Cemetery. Reception to follow at Christ Episcopal Church in Tracy City.
PREVIOUS STORY: A beloved Grundy County coach who has cancer reunited with his daughter in time for Christmas.
Brian McDowell or "Coach Mac" was admitted to palliative care at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Wednesday.
His daughter, Gina McDowell, raised enough money for passport fees and other travel expenses. She flew into Nashville on Friday to see him at the hospital.
"I am just so thankful to be here. It's these situations that makes me continue to have hope in humanity. Still amazed at how my father touched the lives of so many people. Especially enough for them to pull together and help with my travel for him to see me one last time," McDowell's daughter said.
On Christmas Eve, Coach Mac was taken back to his home in Winchester where he will receive hospice care.
"He will be where he wants to spend his last moments around people and things he loves and his own walls and his beloved Kitty Mona Lisa," McDowell's daughter posted on Facebook.
The Grundy County community and others are trying to help a beloved coach reunite with his daughter.