The 29-year-old widower of Lauren.
What's next: Remembering Lauren, while opening back up to life. Likes: Playing music and bending computers to his will as a systems engineer. Future Thoughts: "My wife, Lauren, was my best friend and the most important person in my life," says Brad, who spent the better part of a decade with the writer and CF patient before she passed away last year. The time Brad spent as Lauren's caregiver and husband now affects every aspect of living, as he seeks to move forward. See Brad Then