The Baltimore Ravens are the 2012 NFL Super Bowl Champions. The Baltimore Ravens were welcomed home and celebrated by more than 300,000 fans during a victory parade and rally on Tuesday. First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated the team on Twitter by saying “Great game! Congrats to the @Ravens. See you at the White House! –mo.” Super Bowl winning Coach John Harbaugh and General Manager Ozzie Newsome received a congratulatory phone call from President Obama. President Obama commended the entire team and mentioned the team’s future White House visit. President Obama also mentioned how First Lady Michelle Obama and he had seen the story about Former CFL and NFL player, ALS patient and advocate and Brigance Brigade co founder, O.J. Brigance on ESPN. President and First Lady Obama were “moved” by the story.
O.J. Brigance is currently the Baltimore Ravens Senior Advisor to Player Development. He played for both the Baltimore Stallions and Baltimore Ravens. He was a member of the Ravens 2001 Super Bowl winning team as a player. O.J. and his wife Chanda founded The Brigance Brigade after O.J.’s diagnosis with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in 2007. O.J. has been publically fighting ALS while raising awareness about the disease. The Brigance Brigade is a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to helping raise ALS awareness and support ALS patients and their families. You can find out more about the Brigance Brigade by clicking here. You can interact with the foundation by clicking here for Twitter and here on Facebook. You can see the ESPN special about O.J. Brigance by clicking on the video at the bottom of the article. O.J. is a courageous man who is a hero to Ravensnation and many people around the world. Thank you O.J. for your daily courage.