Boggs Strong

Brandon Boggs

Over the years Forever United has allowed me to get to know some really awesome people. When I was living in Greenville, I'm going to guess around 2015 I met Brandon Boggs. Boggs was a local at Backdoor Skateshop (I think he was actually working there) after moving to town for school. I ran into him here and he was one of the guys at the shop I clicked with. He always seemed interested to hear about the brand and was usually hyped on what I had going on. We'd also run into each other at the skatepark and seeing how positive he was with his piers, his overall demeanor, and a good word from the Backdoor Shop owner Billy Rabon I invited him to be a part of Forever United.

Over the several years he's been a part of Forever United he's been somebody I can count on. If I ask for clips he's down to get something filmed, he gives feedback on upcoming releases, and he even took it upon himself to take merch back to his hometown and made sales. The Forever United team is a small bunch, they shred and are a joy to be around and work with. As a team manager Boggs is exactly what any brand is looking for and it'd definitely hurt the company not to have him as a part of the team.

Recently I saw a post from our homie Will Fleishman a former team rider and close friend to Boggs, asking to say a prayer for him. I assumed they were out skating and Brandon got broke off so I just gave it a little time, being that there's nothing I can phsyically do to help and I knew he'd have people hitting him up non-stop I waited a bit to hit him up. That's when I saw a snap Boggs posted himself on a stretcher with a caption to the tune of "this is not good, on the way to Duke". When I saw this I realized this wasn't just a run of the mill crash, going to Duke is serious. I hit up Will and I get crushed by the response... Boggs is suffering liver and kidney failure and will need a transplant.