The meaning behind our name
Living in Honor of our Little Angel Briseias
Since our 3 year-old daughter, Briseias ("Brie") drowned on June 23, 2013, we searched for years for a reason to keep living. With time, we found a way of life that allowed us to stay connected with her. With a few friends, we started running in her honor as part of Team Brie. Although we have always been athletic, we have never been runners. In an effort to challenge ourselves physically and mentally, we signed up for the Disney Marathon. This was a major challenge for us as we had never run any races, not even a 5k. We trained hard for about 4-5 months.
On January 9, 2017, after about 6 hours of running, we felt invinsible as we crossed Disney's finish line on mile 26.2. We felt as if we could do anything in life. That day we made a conscious decision of living every day of our lives in honor of Brie. Doing this gave us a sense of purpose. It gave us the strength to get out of bed every morning.
We created the Live for Brie Foundation for two reasons. First, as a way to honor "Brie" through our efforts to prevent more innocent children from accidentally drowning. Second, we hope to inspire other families who have lost a child to find their own ways of living in honor of their little angel.