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Darlene Butts

In 2016, Darline Butts was living an active life in retirement. She worked in the garden, attended church, and exercised by walking up to six miles per day with her husband. During the summers, she would care for her grandchildren. Life was good. Then, one day, Darline experienced what she described as a ‘cramp’ in […]

Lesa Schaefer

A year ago, before my ALS symptoms began, I was pretty much the healthiest 58-year- old I knew. My routine was to wake up at 4:20 AM, stop at the chapel to pray, work out at the gym, and go to work. I would take care of my mind, my body, and then the people […]

Dr. Emile Mohler III

By Tom MohlerBrigance Brigade Foundation Board of Directors My brother, Dr. Emile Mohler III, was a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in cardiology and vascular medicine, and worked throughout his life to understand humanity through science and research. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy from Boston College in […]

Denny Mogan

I am a 39-year-old father of two wonderful boys, Jack and Mick, who enjoy playing lacrosse and swimming. I have been married to my wife, Kateryna, for 14 years. I played lacrosse and studied History and Philosophy at University and Salisbury University. After working in the restaurant business for many years, mylongtime dream of opening […]

Lola Adebiyi

2017 was a year of which dreams are made. I got married to a wonderful man, Chidi, and had an uneventful pregnancy, which led to thebirth of a beautiful, healthy son, Emmanuel, at the end of November.The blessings continued into 2018 when I received a promotion for which I had been longing for over 5 […]

Rachael James

I met the love of my life, Hunter, in August 2017. That same month, my parents moved to their dream cabin in the mountains of eastern North Carolina. 2018 was a year full of love and new beginnings. 2019, however, was different. In the first few months of the year, my mom experienced hints of […]

Gyrone and Consuelo Middlebrooks

From Gyronne: Before being diagnosed with ALS, I worked as a construction worker. I loved body building, playing football, and playing basketball. My favorite thing to do was grilling. I consider myself a romantic, I loved to surprise my wife with a romantic night out. I wouldn’t make it without my beautiful, amazing, dedicated wife […]

Monique Green

I am a 40-year-old, single mother of a very active and vibrant 14-year- old daughter, Lola. Before retiring in 2017, I worked as a Nurse Practitioner, providing HIV care. Although I am not working, I maintain my license and continuing education because I love learning and being a resource for others. Prior to the onset […]

Lance and Julia Garms

From Lance: I have always been an adventurous person. I went to culinary school. Cooking turned out to be more of a hobby than a career path for me, so I began working in information technology. I also taught scuba diving and traveled to some the world’s best diving spots. I live in Annapolis and […]

Greg Leonard

I am a 32- year-old from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I am also a first responder for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. I have a lovely wife, Abby, and two amazing boys, Dash, five, and Kip, three. March 1, 2021 forever changed my life. After struggling to find out what was causing certain […]