DeMaria Calls for More Help on 2nd Annual Brandon Conde Day

This Saturday, October 24, will be the second Brandon Conde Day as declared by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. The City is asking everyone to wear red and City officials and Conde family members are currently working on a venue where people can stop by and say a socially-distant “hello” and grab a drink.

We are also asking people to donate what they can in the hopes of being able to get Brandon through another year of physical therapy,” said the mayor. “First and foremost thank you so much to everyone who helped and donated to this fundraiser last year. With the money raised, Brandon has been able to go to Journey Forward over the last year.”

Journey Forward is a non-profit rehab organization that focuses specifically on spinal cord injury therapy and research. Due to them not being classified as a medical rehab facility, insurance doesn’t cover the costs. This leaves the patients footing the bill themselves with private pay. Although COVID tried to slow him down, through Journey Forward, Brandon Conde has made a lot of progress with his upper body strength and we hope that he will be able to continue going and see more progress.

On July 5, 2019, Conde was involved in a life-altering accident injuring C5-C7 of his spinal cord when he fell out of a window screen while sleeping on a hot night. The shocking event left Conde a tetraplegic. Over a year has passed and Conde has been giving his all during PT/OT at Spaulding Rehab Hospital and Journey Forward.

Conde was born and raised in Everett. As a child, he went to the Parlin School and graduated from EHS Class of 2012. Throughout his childhood, Conde played Pop Warner for the Everett Eagles and eventually played for Everett High School, winning multiple Super Bowl Championships under Coach John DiBiaso. After high school, Brandon went on to playing football at Bridgewater State University, while also earning a Biology Degree.

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