Brad lost his older brother Brent when he was 19, just before college. He struggled and left college but went back and finished, what his brother would have wanted.
Brad felt strongly enough to have 3 tattoos on his arms, in Brent’s memory:
1. An artistic cross (designed by a friend) with Brent’s initials & dates
2. A tree with a butterfly and initials (which they both share: BRD)
3. This quote, which is also inscribed on his brother’s gravestone