The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
From a young age, Sean wanted to be just like his dad. He would spend as much time as possible with Pat,
onboard the Jennifer A. He worked hard, got a degree in Diesel Engine Maintenance, and fit nicely into the
role of engineer on that vessel. During that time, in 2005, his dad was diagnosed with
Throughout the eight years his father battled the disease, Sean, his mother, and sister Brenna were by
Pat's side, steadfast in their mission to help him see through two of his life's goals: 1) to grow the
business and put a second vessel on the water and 2) to work towards finding a cure for ALS.
A Work in Progress
In the fall of 2015, Pat's goal was realized. Sister vessel the
was launched in Dutch Harbor, Sean in her wheelhouse, one crew on deck and another ready to film the
upcoming crabbing season in the wild and unpredictable Bering Sea. All of this is happening on the vessel
that Pat named after his daughter, Brenna Adele. Does Deadliest Catch get any better than this?!
Pat Dwyer's second goal remains unmet: today, there is still no cure for ALS. But he
was confident that the greatest hope of a treatment and cure would be found in the research efforts of
the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
And that is the reason why the family continues to support our work today through the
Pat Dwyer Fund. We could not be more grateful. We could not be
more determined to end this disease. And we could not be more proud of Sean, his sister Brenna, and his
mother Jenny's dedication to work with us to fulfill Pat's dream of ending ALS.
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