Bronson is a 9-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury at birth, leaving him with many medical issues including cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, and dysautonomia. Although Bronson cannot walk and talk, the quality of his life is more than what we could have ever imagined for him. Bronson’s parents, grandparents, and the rest of his family let him live life to his fullest potential. We try to capture every moment for Bronson.
In 2015, funds were raised for Bronson to receive a Hoyt Racing Chair. Through his parents and a lot of dedicated runners, they have become legs for Bronson. He has been able to participate in many 5k’s, 15k’s, ½ marathons, full marathons and two 55k ultra relay races. Although he is nonverbal, seeing him smile and hearing him sing in his own way while being pushed in a race is inspiring and amazing. Each run that Bronson is able to participate in is like his very own ‘World Series’ or ‘Super Bowl’. He loves to feel the wind in his face, and his laugh is one you will never forget.
Bronson will be in the biggest race of his life in October. He and his team mates will be in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. This is one of the top marathons in the United States, and it will be a HUGE accomplishment for a boy that is as medically complex as he is. In order for Bronson to participate in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., we will need to raise funds. Please consider helping us make this dream come true for Bronson. Every donation is a step closer in helping Bronson participate in the Marine Corps Marathon.
You can help to send Bronson by a monetary donation through PayPal on this webpage simply by pressing the donate button. Or use the special GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/bronson-to-race-in-washington-dc
All donations (big or small) are tax deductible and highly appreciated! Thank you for helping make it one of the biggest accomplishments Bronson has ever achieved.
The gifts were wrapped, placed by the tree waiting in anticipation for Santa and his special needs children to be perched on his knee. It is 6:55 and now 7:00 when the children start streaming in to experience this wonderful night. A night filled with love, surprises and fun to even keep the young at heart attentive and full of delight.
The 2nd Annual Special Needs Children’s Christmas Party hosted more than 280 guests. It began with the arrival of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and many attentive elves to ensure the children and their families experienced a fun filled night of gift giving, good food and outdoor fun. Presents were opened, crafts were made and games were played. Children were strolled to enjoy the Christmas lights and chasing bubbles through the night. ‘Our hearts were full by watching and hearing the parents and children’s comments on how incredible this night was for their families.’
There were enough toys that we were able to share with other special needs children within the public school system. We were all blessed to experience this magical night.
Thank you to all who participated in making this event extra special!!!
Helping local communities to embrace individuals with disability by educating, teaching, and bringing awareness. Brave Like Bronson, Inc. inspires school-age children how to respond to and embrace children with special needs by providing age appropriate educating tools and hands on experiences. This will allow entire communities to practice tolerance and awareness while accepting and understanding the world of special needs children and families.
The Jacksonville area has over 300 families with a child who is carefully monitored by at least 5 different specialty physicians, putting them in the "medically complex" group of care. When one of our special kids goes to the hospital, many times it's under an emergency situation. When this happens, these families have NO time to pack a bag, and arrive at the hospital only to be admitted to the PICU under specialized care.
This is where our Bags of Hope come in. Each bag contains snacks, things to help pass the time, basic essential toiletries, and a few comfort items. These are given as a gift to help families during a difficult time.
We are just beginning our fundraising efforts in hopes of covering a majority of the cost incurred to assemble the bags. Each $20 donation will adopt one Bag of Hope. Donating is simple! To adopt a Bag of Hope please use the DONATE NOW button. Please put 'Bags of Hope' in the notes section. Then, click DONATE to complete your donation.
Then, sit back and feel great knowing you just did a really great thing!!! A huge THANK YOU, in advance.