Last month, Brandon traveled to Chicago to see the finished product — unveiled at a memorial service in honor of his biological father.
There he was able to meet members of his biological family — many of whom came from different states for the event.“It was a very emotional day for Brandon,” his mom said.
“As much as he loved meeting his biological family, who are all kind, wonderful and supportive, it saddened him to know he’ll never meet his dad.”The whole experience has inspired Brandon to continue to do good — keeping the legacy of his father alive.
He launched “Mowing and Blowing for a Purpose” with the intent to provide memorial stones for families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them.“I know he would’ve loved to meet me and would be proud to call me his son,” Brandon told Today.
But the happy connection quickly took a sad turn — Tiffany informed Bakke that the father she and Brandon shared had passed away the year before after an asthma attack at just 56 years of age.