Kylee Jayde Bell
Kylee Jade is Trish Bell's daughter and Bree's cousin, who also shares a birthday with Bree.
Kylee fondly remembers Bree: "Whenever I see Bree, she's always been so fun to be around. Whenever I read Dr. Seuss books, I'm reminded of her sweet smile and kind personality - we all miss her."
When McKinley was only nine years old, her best friend, Abigail, passed away from a brain tumor. To honor her memory forever, McKinley decided to get a tattoo on her 18th birthday. She wanted something that wrapped around with leaves and vines. After Abigail's death, she knew she wanted to document the bond and love they shared by getting a special tattoo. Instead of the expected leaves and vines design, McKinley opted for a sunflower to represent their friendship. Now when she looks at this meaningful tribute on the same arm as Abigail's memorial tattoo, it serves as an uplifting reminder for her to live life in all its fullness.
Abby Byess, daughter of Kevin and Olivia Byess, shared a special bond with her cousin Breanna. Many noted the physical and personal similarities between them. Bree was especially fond of observing Abby's basketball play. They had a friendly affinity for one another that allowed them to act freely when in each other's presence. Abby cherishes each moment she spent with her beloved cousin; their love and admiration for each other will be everlasting.
Joe Byess, son of Kevin and Olivia Byess, is Breanna's cousin. To honor her memory, Joe loves to wear teal and emblazon Breanna's number 45 when he shows cattle. Despite the age gap between them, Joe and Breanna were very close throughout their lives – a bond sealed by countless shared memories made during family trips together.
I wear the Foundation patch and teal bandana to honor the memory of Bree. Over the years, she has been so generous in her assistance to me. She supported me during my earliest rodeo experiences and I'm grateful for that. To continue celebrating Bree's life, I bring these items with me to each rodeo. -- Landen
Taylor has dedicated her last softball season to Breanna Chadwick and her family in memory of a life lost too soon. It is evident that Taylor hoped to honor the Chadwick family and carry Breanna's legacy forward through her final softball season.
Melissa Cronan is Breanna's great-aunt and always had a special bond with her niece. There was a mutual love of running that Melissa nurtured during Bree's upbringing, resulting in them running many 5K races together. To commemorate the impact that Bree had on Melissa's life, she now proudly runs the #45 for the 'Bree's Miles of Memories'. Although Melissa knows she is up in heaven with Granny, Bree still holds a special place in her heart.
Kamden, affectionately known as Kam to his family and friends, was greatly inspired by Bree's fervent love for softball. Following in her footsteps, he chose the position of catcher and dedicated himself to the sport of baseball. On the day after Bree's accident, Kam was supposed to try out for a new travel team. Even though he was hesitant and emotional about leaving us behind, he made the choice that we knew would make Bree proud—he went to the tryouts and earned his place on the team with flying colors. Before accepting their offer of joining the team, he had one condition: they had to let him wear #45 to honor our beloved Bree.
Luther—better known to race fans as Luke and affectionately known by his nieces Breanna and Kirstin as Duker—needed a wrap for his car for the dirt track. After years of running with #3, in honor of his grandfather, he decided to switch up the number in deference to Bree, electing instead for #45.
Gracie and Bree have enjoyed a strong friendship together since they were children. To honor this special bond, the University of North GA collegiate coach gave all team members Bree's Foundation stickers to go on their helmets. Gracie and her team will look to use this gesture as motivation as every game going forward will involve playing for Bree.
Caitlin Kilmurry and Breanna had a strong bond. Caitlin leaned on Breanna when times were tough, and appreciated the honest advice she gave her. They shared many fun memories, and now that Breanna has passed away Caitlin remembers her with "Fly High Bree" written on her helmet and a sunflower-embossed with her monogram on her saddle when she barrel races. It's a bittersweet tribute to the friendship they share – one that Caitlin will treasure forever.
Lucas McCoy is the son of TJ McCoy and Bree's cousin. He was immediately taken with her warm, welcoming personality and he adored her in return. This year, Lucas wanted a special jersey number for his baseball team—Bree knew just the one: #45.
Makenna Moody is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Moody, who were lucky enough to connect with Bree, a passionate catcher with years of knowledge. Seeing that there was a special relationship forming, Bree took Makenna underneath her wing and mentored her in catching. Today, they still share that strong bond as Makenna plays softball at Pickens High School and has recently joined a travel team, proudly wearing jersey number 45 in tribute to Bree.
Jason & Logan Stanley
We are incredibly moved and humbled by the gesture of Jason and Logan, bullfighters with a heart of gold. By putting Bree's initials on the shorts they wear while at rodeos, they are keeping the memory of someone who had touched so many lives alive. Their sentiment that "we couldn't bare the thought of the love she had for people and life to be forgotten" speaks volumes about their compassion and kind spirit. We need more people like Jason & Logan in this world. Thank you both for honoring Breanna's memory.