Peter Brady of Orchard Park, NY, 19 year old Pitt student, athlete (volleyball, basketball, baseball) and drummer in the Blues band: 4in Tune, suffered a severe spinal cord injury after diving into the shallow end of a friend's pool on Memorial Day (May 28th) 2012.
In August 2013 Pete's dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and he passed away March 25, 2014.
Peter Brady was injured diving into a pool on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. Peter suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury at the C3-C4 level of vertebrae. The accident happened in the Brady's hometown of Buffalo, New York, just after he finished his freshman year as a business student at Pitt. He was mercy-flighted to ECMC Hospital in Buffalo, where he stayed for just over 4 months. He has paralysis from the neck down, but has been having some muscle firing in both arms and in both legs also. He spent the first month in the ICU and has come a long way from those first frightening weeks of ventilators and countless tubes and monitors. He is now off of the ventilator, and has had the trach removed from his neck as well as the G-tube removed from his stomach. He thankfully suffered no brain trauma, and he remains in amazingly good spirits. He has been an outstanding athlete throughout his life, (volleyball, basketball, baseball) and he is ready to face the next big hurdles of trying to regain whatever movement and control over his body that is physically possible.
To clarify, donations made through the caringbridge website do not go towards Peter's recovery. Thanks to our friends at M&T, "Peter Brady Healing Fund" is available for anyone who would like to help with Pete's various healthcare costs. Any M&T location can accept donations, checks can be made out to "Peter Brady Healing Fund".
Thank you from the entire Brady Family!