The Story of Brother Down...

It was early August of 2015. I had just flown to South Carolina to help one of my daughter's and her husband move back to Colorado. We were very busy taking care of all the tasks that come with moving when my phone rang. It was my wife, but from all the emotion and stress, I could barely understand what she was saying.... my soon to be brother in law had been killed on his motorcycle while driving to work that morning. I went outside and sat on the edge of the car hauler for who knows how long. I sat helpless, not able to be there for my wife and her sister and family so far away...
After the funeral and celebration of life gathering, while everyone got in their cars and drove away, I could not help from feeling very disturbed deep down. Something was biting at me, a voice inside...

The next morning, I set out for the beautiful town of Evergreen up in the Rocky Mountains to help a good friend finish some tasks on his house before it went on the market. The previous days events were at the forefront of all my thoughts. That voice inside spoke up on the silence of the road....there had to be more than just moving on with our lives. Something that would help work through the pain, even just a little bit. Something that would honor the fallen with dignity and grace. Something that would keep them close to our hearts as the memories eventually fade. Something that kept their presence within reach. Some way to be able to reach out and have a positive impact on families and communities faced with this...
The silence shattered like a thunder strike. The pieces came together so fast I could barely keep the car on the road....the words came out of my mouth in a faint whisper... brother down. I pulled the car to the side of the road and cried...

Dean


Brother Down gear is designed to fill that 'something more' void. Almost all of the items can be personalized with someone's name, if desired. Our collection of items will grow and expand as quickly as we possibly can. The greatest part of all is that every item purchased will contribute to the philanthropic arm of the business, reaching out in many ways to make a difference. As the journey continues, we will share the stories of those we have helped along the way. We welcome you to join our ever growing family...

The Brother Down Team