Help raise awareness for sarcoma. Brad Ventura lived with passion and joy. 1 He fought until the end with unshakable faith. Be inspired and make a difference!


"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here, we should dance."

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About Brad

aboutbradBrad was diagnosed with a Rhabdomyosarcoma February 14, 2008 at the age of 20. He became a patient at OHSU where he brought joy to doctors, nurses, other patients, and his many visitors with his positive attitude and dancing. Brad often spent the night in the hospital and there were even times when he was there for 5 day spans. To pass the time, he, his sister, and friends would make hospital videos. These often included the nurses and other hospital staff. Brad became pretty well known at OHSU as the "hospital dancer."

His positive attitude and videos inspired many people and continue to inspire us after his death on June 23, 2009. Brad lived his life to the fullest and even though we are saddened to be without such a wonderful person, I know Brad would want us to keep on dancing. I am making this website to share Brad’s videos with you, give you donation information so that you can help support research for this rare cancer, and if you find yourself dancing for Brad somewhere, please email me with a video or picture of it so that I can include it in this website.


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Find Brad on...

  • CaringBridge: bradventura
  • Facebook: profile.php?id=19718152&ref=ts
  • Dancing with Brad - Youtube

Where Will You Dance?

imageGreat Wall of ChinaBrandon Snook is dancing for Brad.

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