Bryson Naki Gardner was born June 23, 1977 and was unexpectedly taken too early from his family and friends on June 18, 2014. The 2nd of 4 children, Bryson learned early on the strength and joy of being surrounded by a loving and supporting family. Bryson was an athlete from the time he could walk and excelled in many sports throughout high school. After graduating in 1995, he began his college football career, with a full scholarship, at the University of Idaho. By his junior year he had become a team captain and starting free safety for the Vandals. This same year he also met his wife, Laura, who was studying at U of I as well. He graduated with degrees in both Business Administration and Sociology in 2000. At that time Bryson, Laura and their 1st son, Jaden, moved back to Southern California in 2000 where he continued to thrive as a man and as a husband and father. In 2006 the family was blessed with their 2nd son, Braylen. And in 2009 their 3rd blessing came in the form of a daughter, Jaycie. Bryson loved his family dearly and spent as much time with them as possible, always playing and laughing and loving life. Nurtured, guided and coached by Bryson, his oldest son, now 16, is a linebacker for Notre Dame High school in Riverside County and has completed his sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA. His son Braylen, 7, competes nationwide in gymnastics doing high bars, pummel horse, rings AND floor! He was ranked 9th overall competitor earlier this year while competing in the Junior Olympic Regional Championship. Full of personality, Jaycie, 4, has watched her dad and brothers compete and is already following in those footsteps and will be playing soccer this year as well as participating in ballet and hiphop classes. Brysons family was his pride and joy. He worked hard to give them the best life possible. He loved to come home after a long day of work and surprise his wife with little gifts to show his continued affection through the 18 years they were together. Their bond was strong and one that cannot be broken even in death. Bryson was the backbone of his family and this life shattering event has left many questions unanswered for Laura and their children. By setting up this fund we hope to show Brysons family just how much he will be missed and show our support in long term way. All money collected will be used to help the family with the unexpected costs of Bryson's death as well as stability for the children.