"Brad Brian, was taken unexpectedly from this life in an airplane accident on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Brad was a dreamer, and he usually found a way to make his dreams a reality, a quality that his wife will be endeared with forever. Brad had dreamed of becoming a pilot and flying nearly his entire life, and with the encouragement of his wife, was finally living his dream. Brad was passionate about many things and had a tremendous love for learning. He loved to be adventurous and try new things. He loved business opportunities, was a natural leader and passionate about his career as an Anesthesiologist; he loved his family more than words can express. He loved Friday nights and looked forward to being together with his wife on their weekly dates. He loved to read and teach his children about the gospel of Jesus Christ, about math & physics, Ham Radio, and any topic he himself was learning. He loved to go on family bike rides and walks, thoroughly enjoyed teaching his older two children how to shoot their guns, and enjoyed many family trips to the beach while living in Florida. He loved watching his children learn and grow and develop their talents. He valued education and hard work and was such a great example to his family. He was very organized, intelligent, and goal oriented, always looking towards the future, but he also lived a simple life and lived life to the fullest each day. A favorite saying of his when people asked how he was doing was, "You know, living the dream!" He was a devoted husband and father, a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a true friend to many. He always had a smile, joke, song, quote, or idea that he wanted to share with those around him, and his kind and genuine love for others always drew people to him."
In times like this we often ask ourselves how we can help. Brad leaves behind a loving wife and 4 small children. While their strong faith gives them the knowledge that their family is forever, there are many painful challenges ahead in this earthly life.
It has been amazing already to see the overwhelming outpouring of love and support for this family. Over 800 people have shared this page on Facebook! If you are touched by this story, please consider a small donation.
This has been a shock to all of us. I am the same age as my buddy Brad. We walked a similar path through medical school and residency. When I heard the news, I just simply could not believe it. I know that if I somehow died unexpectedly, many of private student loans would not be forgiven. None of us expects to die so young and unexpectedly. While Brad was a physician, he was pretty fresh out of residency and I am sure that with funeral expenses, college for 4 kids, life in general expenses..any amount you donate will go to a very good purpose. Please consider giving what you can to help support this wonderful family in a time of tragedy. God bless you all for your kind generosity!
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