O.J. Brigance played for the Ravens when they won Super Bowl XXXV and later took a position with the team as Senior Advisor to Player Development. In 2007, O.J. was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and has since founded the Brigance Brigade Foundation, whose goal it is to improve the quality of life for ALS patients and their families. While dealing with the debilitating disease and growing his foundation, O.J. still goes to work with the Ravens four days a week.
To honor O.J. and celebrate his birthday, the Brigance Brigade is hosting an ‘online birthday party’ where friends, fans, and supporters can post birthday wishes and, if inclined, make donations to the Brigance Brigade Foundation. The goal behind the online celebration is to engage O.J.’s many fans and supporters and give them a platform to communicate with O.J.. Donations made to the site will be used to help improve the quality of life for other ALS patients and their families through equipment and support services that they otherwise could not afford. The site fans can visit is:http://www.gofundme.com/