Im Bobby Brannigan from the mountains of North Carolina. my wife Becky and my daughter Betsy and son Rusty are my caregivers for now. i worked in a wide variety of construction jobs. but now i stay busy raising awareness for ALS anyway i can and try to help other pals and cals anyway i can. i have been with patientslikeme from the start with my ALS/MND registry.
Home of the Ultimate Awareness Tool Where Advocacy and Awareness ContinueJuly 4, 2007
You Know Bobby & Becky Brannigan
This Harley riding enthusiastic couple has been married for 30 yrs, home is the small town of Spruce Pine. Bobby has been coping with ALS since 1994 and is one of the early ALS advocacy pioneers. Becky works full time for the school system and as the caregiver she counts on their two children, daughter Betsy 23, son Rusty 19. Both are a great help and have a real understanding of living with ALS in their home. Bobby has been instrumental in the develepment of the web site, Patients Like Me. He mastered copy and paste years ago and has recorded more than1300 posts on Neurotalk Communities. Over those years he has helped us cope with ALS and continues to have the spirit to grab additional handfuls of life. Let's say one day you get really sick of the computer and your powerchair. Bobby did, he turned to his caregiver and said, "Lets go Skydiving"! Heck, I can fall out of a plane, no problem.
Bobby & Becky Brannigan
That is exactly what Bobby did and it was off to the airport. Bobby suited up and jumped tandem with Sebastian Sky Dive. Located in Florida, this group is skilled at jumping with disabled people. When you see the photos the proof is in his eyes. Wait, this story goes on! Bobby turns to Becky, and says "Lets go to Daytona and take a ride in Tony Stewart,s car! Guess what? Tony Stewart,s car was not available but Bobby was the first to say, "how about Dale's #8?" With racing suit, fire cap and helmet the guy from North Carolina was about to do 175 mph., a real man of steel. Stay tuned sports fans, next plan is a side car for the Brannigan's Harley.