Bradley Michael Chavez
My son Bradley is full of life. He is always full of smiles and had a lot of fight in him. He’s never been a quitter, always stuck up for the underdog and would give the shirt off his back to help someone else. He is adored by his family and friends. My son has an infectious laugh, sick and twisted sense of humor and a smile that lit up the darkest days. He is fearless, courageous, kind and sensitive and his future was wide open. I can only imagine what impact he would have made on the world today. He changed my life for the better as well as everyone else he encountered. He would be so proud to know that he carries on in the lives of so many still today. His donation helped people that he never even met. He has opened my eyes as well. I regularly give blood and platelets because of him. I am even a registered donor on the Be the Match donor program. All because of what my son was able to teach me. I speak of him in the present because he is still here with me. The only thing that changed was his address. Although Bradley was only here for 17 years, they were the best years of my life. I would give anything to meet the people who carry a part of him. I would love to look into their eyes and see him again.