On January 11th, 2012 Bradley was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer. He was admitted to Duke Children's Hospital and underwent 2 surgeries and 4 months of compact chemotherapy treatments. During the last stages of treatment his doctor approached him about the Make a Wish Foundation. After much thought, he decided on a deep sea fishing trip in the Florida Keys. Make A Wish contacted the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation to start planning his wish.
Captain Robert Trosset Sr (or RT) holds over 183 IGFA world records, and is one of the most respected guides in the Keys. Bradley and his family were in good hands. "We met our captain RT and his deckhand Jared and set off on two exciting days of deep sea fishing." The forecast for the first day called for calm seas. King fish, bonito and black fin tunas were caught one right after another, but they had to reel them in fast before the sharks got a taste of them.
The wind picked up, so the next day they fished in Key West Harbor one of Jose's
favorite places for tarpon. Bradley landed one, making it the "biggest fish I've ever seen, a 150 pound Tarpon, and it put up one heck of a fight." "This was the best trip of my life, the combination of the environment, the people and the fun I had will make me never forget this vacation."