BRADY JOHNSON LOVED HOCKEY...
SOT/STACY JOHNSON/BRADY'S MOM
:15-:25 he was obsessed with hockey, he collected
hockey sticks, tickets to the Chiefs
BUT, IT'S A GAME HE WOULD NEVER GET TO PLAY.
MUCH OF HIS LIFE WAS A BATTLE WITH SPINAL MUSCULAR
SOT @ :48-:59
and so cognitively he was a 100% 9 year old but physically
he couldn't walk, couldn't lift his arms
AND, COULDN'T FIGHT COMMON VIRUSES THE WAY OTHER KIDS
WHEN BRADY WAS A THIRD GRADER AT BROWNE ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL, PNEUMONIA WAS A DEATH SENTENCE.
SOT/STACY @ :31--:46W10 16
I told him I would take it away in a heart beat if
I could, minutes before he passed he said Mom I
got this and that's something I will never forget
WHILE STILL GRIEVING THEIR LITTLE BOY, BRADY'S FRIENDS
AND FAMILY MADE PLANS TO HONOR HIM.
RAISING MONEY FOR THIS GRANITE BENCH.
A MEMORIAL OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL DOES MORE THAN JUST
IT REMINDS HIS MOM OF THIS COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT.
SOT @ :--:W12 23
I know if love was enough it would have saved him.
THE DAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED THIS YEAR, A SENSELESS
SOMEONE DESTROYED BRADY'S BENCH..
SOT/MOM @ :--:W13 23
i was devastated I dont know how anyone could have
STANDUP/ARIANA @ :---:W14 23
THIS STORY ISN'T JUST ABOUT ONE BROWNE.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT, IT'S ABOUT TWO AND HOW
THEIR FAMILIES CAME TOGETHER
SOT @ :---:/ANDREW MILLER/DERECK'S DAD
He was pretty freakin' spectacular
ANDREW MILLER'S SON WAS ALSO
A STUDENT AT BROWNE ELEMENTARY.
A TWIN, BORN PREMATURELY.
HE SUFFERED FROM BRAIN DAMAGE.
LIKE BRADY TWO YEARS BEFORE.
A SIMPLE VIRUS TOOK THE 10-YEAR OLD TOO SOON.
DERECK'S MEMORY LIVES ON IN THEIR OLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
: --: The thing about Brady.
he was like the pied piper....W16 23
BECKY FIX TAUGHT THEM BOTH.
: ---:--Dereck had terrific sense of humor and was
a ferocious reader..--W17 23
AND, LOST THEM BOTH TWO YEARS APART.
:--: to lose third graders in a few years yeah it
was a shock it was a terrible shock
BUT, SHE'S ABOUT TO SEE HOW THOSE LITTLE BOYS LIVE
ON THROUGH THEIR FAMILIES.
SOT/DERECK'S DAD @ :---:
this is something Dereck definitely would have done..
DERECK'S FAMILY HEARD ABOUT BRADY'S BENCH.
AND KNEW THEY COULD HELP.
THROUGH MONEY RAISED FOR THE DERECK G.
SOT/dereck's dad @ :---:
If we need to buy a whole new one we will figure it
SOT/DEREK'S DAD @ :--:W22 23
Brady he's a sweet boy he deserves it.
SOT/MRS FIX @ :57---:
isn't that the full circle, that's the full circle.
A BROKEN BENCH, HEALED BY TWO FAMILIES.
BOTH ON A JOURNEY TO REPAIR THEIR OWN BROKEN HEARTS.
SOT @ :---:
2 little angels are working together.