Our Mission

On May 12, 2012 Austin Brashears finished what is one of the most epic stories of all time: his life story. He lived colorfully and beautifully during his 21 years and painted pictures all over the world of his kindness, generosity, and positive spirit. We have decided to begin the stage of moving forward to embark on a grand adventure to create new memories with Austin every day. It can be something as little as trying a new flavor of coffee or going underwater go-cart racing in his honor. We invite you to play with us, laugh with us, and take risks with us. We encourage you to put your Austin foot forward and begin to live with Austin and his energetic spirit as your guide.

He needs our help to finish his epic adventure.

We’ll be posting our adventures here for you to read and hopefully be inspired by, but we want to hear from you too! When you do something amazing and incredible or just a little something you know that Austin would LOVE or appreciate, throw on your Austin merch (v-neck, tank, or bracelet) and take a picture! Write up a post and email it to us at doitforaustin@gmail.com and we’ll share it with everyone!

Have a great Austin Adventure Day,

Sage, Brittany, Cole, & Shannon

The Family

Monday, October 12, 2015

Adventures in Colorado

I just wanted to share this Flipgram video of my spontaneous adventures in Colorado! I took a literally last minute flight out and spent three days Doing It For The Story! Climbing Castle Rock (the namesake of the city), hiking the Garden of the Gods (incredible rock formations in Colorado Springs), riding world's longest water slide (1000 feet long) and even having time to check out some of the grad schools I'm considering was all in Austin sprit. Something super cool that made me think of Austin was that as soon as I got off the plane, I saw banners all over the airport for "Colorado School of Mines" which, although it's main focus is obviously mining, it advertised coursework and programs in renewable energy and sustainability, it was pretty cool and made me think of his goals in that field! I've had the privilege of going back to Colorado again since than, and I'll be traveling more this month for Law school tours, making sure to Do It For The Story with every adventure I can get my hands on! Click on the link to watch a short clip of my adventures!  http://flipagram.com/f/bUHvptllJu

Adam Stanton

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Navy a Bridge and Kayaking

OK I know that someone else posted about me kayaking but this trip is different and definitely was done with Austin in mind. Sherri and I went out through HB Harbour and decided to go to the Anaheim bridge. Neither of us had ever gone past it and really wanted to see how close the ocean was and how hard it would be.  We said that he would do it so we should too so off we went. Well we really got pretty far down the channel, passing look out posts and such but still could not see the ocean.  Next thing we see this boat with lights flashing heading right towards us and told us over his loud speaker that we were not allowed there and must return to the other side of the bridge.  We were laughing and trying to get moving that way but he was creating such a wake that it made it really hard.  I mean two 50 year old women are not really much of a threat to national security.  It sure made our day an adventure to remember.

Fast forward a few weeks and here we were kayaking again but with two more people Lianna and Janet.  We were once again out in HB Harbour and low and behold here we are at the same bridge. Hey Janet and Lianna had never been to the other side so Sherri and I thought why not.  Let's see how far we can get before they come after us again - I mean I was wearing my Austin shirt.  Well I guess when a ship is in port they are watching more closely and so we did not get far before they were on us and wanted us out of there.  We all just laughed and worked our way back to the correct side of the bridge and I think now I am done with that. Where can we go next????

Bridge to Nowhere

My name is Oren, I was honored to be one of the recipients for the "Do It For The Story" Scholarship. I've been blessed to hear many stories from many people who knew Austin. I've tried to embody Austin's adventurous and joyful spirit summer by going on a plethora of adventures! One that specifically stands out is when I went hiking with some of my friends to "

Bridge to Nowhere". Located in Azusa, this 10 mile hike in the dry heat leads to a bridge that goes nowhere. Also, under the bridge, there are ponds where one can go swimming in. While the hike is not in the most comfortable conditions, my friends and I decided to embark on this journey and "do it for the story". And it most definitely was worth it! I made some amazing memories with some of my friends that I'll cherish for a long time to come. We even hiked multiple miles inside the San Gabriel River! This experience, along with many other I've had this summer, are due to embodying the amazing attitude that Austin had. I will continue to wear the blue wristband that was gifted to me whenever I go on adventures as a reminder that I should be living life for the story and always be trying new and fun things!