7-yr-old Braydon Dion, inspired by Yarmouth police officer, honored by Boston Celtics as 'Hero Among Us'

Acts inspired by Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon...
Braydon Dion waves to the crowd after accepting the Boston Celtics Heroes Among Us award during a game on January 18th. For his fundraising efforts and selfless attitude, Braydon Dion was honored as a Hero Among Us. (Courtesy of Boston Celtics)

Foxboro, MA - 7-year old Braydon Dion, of Rochester, is on a mission to honor all those who put their lives on the line for us every day.

Inspired by his hero, Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, who tragically died in the line of duty, Braydon set out to honor Sean’s legacy and those who sacrifice themselves for our safety. Braydon started a fundraiser that filled a fire truck with over 250 toys for children of fallen first responders in the hopes to bring them some joy during their time of loss.

For his fundraising efforts and selfless attitude, Braydon Dion was honored as a Hero Among Us by the Massachusetts State Lottery and the Boston Celtics.

Braydon Dion was honored on January 18th, 2020 when the Celtics faced off against the Phoenix Suns.  

Since its establishment in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities. The award is presented at every Celtics home game and pays tribute to the heroic achievements of these outstanding citizens. 


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