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Welcome to our CaringBridge page. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Brandon.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and please leave us a note in the guestbook.

Wells Fargo benefit account has been set up and the account number is 1891650473.

Also, the donor number for Carter Bloodcare is 051484. 

Thank you for all the support you've shown to us all.  We are speechless at the outpouring of love and encouragement from you all.



On the morning of Wednesday, January 4, 2012, Brandon was getting ready for work. It was the second day back to his job as a paraprofessional at Fourth Street School in Arlington, Texas.

As he stepped out of the shower, he told his wife Kate that he had a terrible headache and within mere minutes, had collapsed unconscious on the bed. She frantically tried to revive him and when that failed, she called 9-1-1. The paramedics worked on him for a while, then took him to Medical Center of Arlington where he was tested and diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage. Within two hours he was in surgery, which lasted more than four hours, and taken to ICU.

He is in a medically-induced coma to keep him from moving and also to help with brain swelling. He has moved around a bit and tried to open his eyes, which is a good sign, but the doctors say it could be three to five days before he's awake.

Brandon and Kate are the parents of 18-month-old Aiden (see more pictures of this angel in the photo album). They have medical insurance thru Kate's employer, but it will soon be exhausted as the bills continue to pile up. We are going to attempt as many benefits and fundraisers as possible to help this young family and provide the resources they need to get thru this devastating ordeal.

Please consider doing whatever you can to contribute. A donation account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help defray Brandon's medical costs. It is called the Brandon Brady Benefit account and the account number is 1891650473. Thanks to so many for your continued prayers, good thoughts, well wishes, and offers of help. We couldn't do it without you.

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Kathy Emerson posted a new journal entry, "Another update".

For those who are interested, and don't access Facebook, here is an excerpt from an update that Brandon posted the other day.  I'm alive, I go to rehab 30 hours a week, ... Read more

Kathy Emerson posted a new journal entry, "Another update".

For those who are interested, and don't access Facebook, here is an excerpt from an update that Brandon posted the other day.  I'm alive, I go to rehab 30 hours a week, ... Read more

Kathy Emerson posted a new journal entry.

Here are a few updates for those who have asked (and been patiently awaiting news). Brandon is scheduled for release from Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation on March 4.  ... Read more

Patricia Blackman signed Brandon's Guestbook.

Hello Brandon! :)     Just checking in to see how you're progressing and to make sure you know that we are still holding you in our prayers, hoping that you are ... Read more

Danielle Call signed Brandon's Guestbook.

Hi Brandon, I've been following Kate's updates, and I am so happy that you are recovering so well! It's crazy, Richie told me he could've sworn he saw you at a light ... Read more

Patricia Blackman signed Brandon's Guestbook.

Hello Brandon :)      It gives us such joy to be able to forward your progress reports to everyone.  Whenever any of us has a tough day, reading about your ... Read more

Karen Smith signed Brandon's Guestbook.

Brandon keep up the great work and you will be home in no time.  Kate thank you for the updates. Read more

Kate Brady posted a new journal entry.

We were able to spend the night with Brandon over the weekend now that he's in a private room. It great to get to spend so much time with him because it puts less pressure ... Read more

Leona Eggins signed Brandon's Guestbook.

Hey Brady, just wanted to let you know that our prayers are still being sent up for a complete recovery miss you much fuzzy's is not the same without u bro. Lol Read more

Kate Brady posted a new journal entry.

When I went to see Brandon today, he was gone to physical therapy again. I waited in his room until he returned, and his therapist said he did excellent! He was taking ... Read more

Kate Brady posted a new journal entry.

Today was Brandon's initial conference with all of his therapists and his doctor, and it seemed to be all good news. His doctor said that medically he is doing very well. ... Read more

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