How it all started
B&B Care Services, Inc. was the brainchild of Matthew Bragg. Matthew was the younger brother of Scott Bragg. Scott had multiple disabilities as a result of five seizure disorders, autism, mental retardation, and osteoporosis with multiple bone fractures. Matthew was Scott's strongest advocate, and, as that, he taught Scott how to interact with others and improve his communication skills. He also taught his family how to love Scott unconditionally and to enforce true person centered principals. In looking at Scott’s future and the supports that were needed and would continue to be necessary for Scott, Matthew encouraged the family to begin an agency that would not only provide Scott with support in rural southeast Georgia, but would, one day, provide the income necessary for Scott to continue living in his own home with the lifestyle he was accustomed to and to provide him with the 24 hour supports he would always require. Matthew named the company B&B, after the grocery store that his great grandfather and grandfather owned in Springfield and that his father, Randy, worked in. Matthew felt this was a family business and he wanted the business name as a tradition. He also said this would be for Scott and him. Thus the name B&B. The logo depicts Scott in his wheelchair with Matthew pushing him. We think Matthew would like this…one of the the lines he used often was from Boystown, “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” This company was Matthew’s vision of a micro-enterprise for his brother. Matthew also envisioned a company that would help other families and individuals obtain the supports they needed. The family was very comfortable in knowing that Matthew would always make sure his brother was cared for. Little did the family know that God’s plan and their plan were so very different. Matthew was killed in an automobile accident two days before his 18th birthday. However, Matthew’s plan and vision is still a reality. B&B Care Services continues to operate with the vision of helping other families navigate systems and providing supports so that people can continue living in their own homes with the supports necessary to live happy lives. Lynnette and the staff have learned that a successful life is measured in laughs, not tasks. Scott died peacefully in his sleep in his own home September 15, 2010 with his grandfather sleeping beside him. His desire to live in his own home and control the “remote” and direct his care was fulfilled.