Yavapai Exceptional Industries Executive Director, “Brad the Dad” Newman, is recovering after experiencing a major stroke on June 17. 

 Those who know Brad speak of his generosity and uplifting spirit.   In addition to his work with YEI! (where he helps adults with disabilities find gainful employment and a sense of pride as they contribute to the community), Brad is a musician and a Grand Canyon River guide; he has spent time with and touched the lives of, innumerable people in this neighborhood and beyond.  

Brad’s GoFundMe Page describes the various ways in which he has helped friends and family members: bringing them a meal after a hard day, delivering gas, singing at weddings, and acting as a sounding board.  He continues to receive care in a Phoenix-area facility and is making improvements. 

 People can donate to Brad’s Go Fund Me account at https://gofund.me/ab131491 and can send well wishes to Brad Newman, c/o YEI! 436 N. Washington Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.