About Our Team

A mother and therapist..
Marcella Brady

Marcella Brady


After 9 years of military service, with 3 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, I realized it was becoming extremely difficult to be the mother and soldier I wanted to be. I decided to leave the US Army to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and, a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Upon graduating I was employed as an instructor for the Therapeutic Massage Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College, and a PTA in the Rehabilitation setting working with individuals diagnosed with various neurological and physical impairments.

While in school, I began to notice my son, Brandon’s speech was delayed, he was displaying repetitive behaviors and had difficulty socializing with his peers. After several evaluations, Brandon was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He is currently 8 years old and is a great big brother to his 3 year old sister. His diagnosis sparked my interest in the pediatric special needs community with a burning desire to help.

My goal for Bravery is to give children a place to have fun and enjoy things that help them learn; give parents a place to engage children in purposeful play, and to bring overall awareness to developmental disorders to promote early intervention.