September 24, 2004, 8:57 PM; Brady was minutes from death after collapsing on the sidelines of a varsity football game. Taken to the hospital, he was rushed into surgery with a very slim chance of surviving. The doctors were about to come out to tell his parents he hadn't made it, when a miracle happened and he began to turn around. "Prayers and the grace of God saved my life that night, " but that was just the start of the story. Brady faced death several more times during those next five weeks while he remained in a coma and endured four more major surgeries.
At the end of October, Brady finally was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital, unable to speak, read, walk or swallow. From the moment Brady started to come back, he was so glad to be alive, so grateful for every moment. With the help of 5 people he started to take a few steps. Brady had been a 4.0 student, and now he could read at barely a kindergarten level and do only simple math. All of this could have frustrated Brady, but it didn't. Through many, many hours of intense therapy, Brady was able to get back to school and graduate with his high school class. Though few would have believed it could happen, Brady was able to complete the tests that showed he could start college, where he is today, working to complete a degree to be a counselor.
Brady has moved from a quiet teen before the accident, to an 'on-fire' entertainer, ready to share his Passion for Life with the world.