A Better Life For Super Andrew -- Beyond The Brain Injury!   (Little Andrew Burkhart)

A Better Life For Super Andrew -- Beyond The Brain Injury!

For: Little Andrew Burkhart
Organizer: Kellie Burkhart
A Better Life For Super Andrew -- Beyond The Brain Injury!   (Little Andrew Burkhart)
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Andrew, or "Super Andrew" as he has shown himself to be, has cerebral palsy. He has seen HUGE improvements through innovative medical treatments that the insurance industry considers "alternative" or "experimental" and therefore they won't pay for them.

Locally, Andrew sees a homeopathic M.D. and takes around 15 natural medicines each day, several times per day. He also sees a craniopath for cranial sacral treatments weekly. These treatments with these two doctors have improved Andrew's world in HUGE ways, but insurance does not cover them.

We pay are an average of $750 per month out of pocket to make this happen for Andrew. We are doing this on the salary of a school teacher who works 3 teaching related jobs, but we still have to do significant fundraising to "make the ends meet" each month.  

The past 4 summers we have taken Andrew to CA for 4 - 6 weeks each year. In CA Andrew has seen the best stem cell doctor in the country for stem cell treatments and hyperbaric oxygen treatments. These treatments have CHANGED ANDREW'S WORLD for the better in very significant ways!

Andrew has had stem cells from his own body via a bone marrow stem cell transplant and also from the donated umbilical cords of healthy FULL TERM babies. Both types of stem cell treatments have provided Andrew with very significant progress! The daily hyperbaric oxygen treatments done in conjunction with the stem cells each year have helped to solidify the stem cells in their healing as well. The summer treatment trips cost around $15,000 out of pocket each year. Again, insurance will NOT pay for ANY of it! 

We NEED YOUR HELP for improvements to continue to happen for Andrew! We can NOT continue these treatments for Andrew on our own.  Even a small donation from many people can TRULY change Andrew's world for the better!  

*** IMPORTANT NOTE ***
I am linking my blog below for more info about Andrew's journey / our journey as a family. The page directly links gives a short synopsis of the journey thus far.

After reading that, if you click on the "HOW TO HELP" tab at the top, it will tell you other ways to donate as well.

More than anything, we would LOVE your PRAYERS for Andrew! We know that God is control of ALL of this...and we strongly believe in the power of prayer.  Thank you!

Link to blog page that tells synopsis of our journey:   

http://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/our-story/

Link to blog page that tells other ways to help: 

http://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/how-to-help/

Link to news story that aired very recently about Andrew's journey to wellness: 

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/gilbert/stem-cell-treatments-community-help-7-year-old-andrew-burkhart-with-cerebral-palsy

THANK YOU for taking the time to read through this, consider it and your prayers for Andrew and the success of this important fundraiser for him! We would LOVE your help in spreading the word! Thank you!  

Updates

08/11/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
THANK YOU to everyone who has generously donated money for our son's medical treatments! We really appreciate your generosity and sacrifice. Your gifts are MAKING A DIFFERENCE in Andrew's life for sure! We are 6 weeks past this year's stem cell treatment for Andrew and we are ALREADY seeing improvements once again! Thank you!

Just a reminder that we pay $750 PER MONTH out of pocket for Andrew's local medical treatments, as the insurance industry will not cover what is helping him.  We are doing this on the modest salary of a very hard working school teacher. We need help for Andrew to continue to improve. THANK YOU for considering to donate, sharing this fundraiser link and your PRAYERS for Andrew!

Blessings!
~ the Burkhart family  

05/05/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
Four weeks until we leave and THANKS TO SO MANY OF YOU...we are much closer to our fundraising goal for Andrew's medical treatment trip! THANK YOU! Please consider sharing this fundraiser link with others. You never know who may be willing to PRAY for Andrew and help! THANK YOU!    

04/25/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and helped us spread the word about our fundraising needs for our son. WE SO APPRECIATE YOU ALL!

04/14/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
THANK YOU all who have donated thus far! VERY SINCERELY appreciate your generosity and sacrifice for our son! Truly grateful! 

We would love everyone's help in spreading the word about this fundraiser for Andrew! We still have a LONG way to go in our fundraising needs in a short amount of time. Getting the word out could make all the difference!

Here is the link to a local news story that was done on Andrew's journey to wellness this weekend. So thankful that ABC 15 took the time to do this. Enjoy and PLEASE SHARE! Thank you!

Link to news story that aired very recently about Andrew's journey to wellness: 

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/gilbert/stem-cell-treatments-community-help-7-year-old-andrew-burkhart-with-cerebral-palsy
  

04/09/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
Exactly 2 months from today we meet with the doctor and our son, Andrew, has his first "dive" of the summer in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. After many weeks of daily oxygen treatments, Andrew will get a bone marrow stem cell transplant from his own hip. This will be our 4th summer of doing this treatment regimen. Not the most fun way for a little boy to spend his summers, but a very important way indeed! The first 3 years have provided Andrew with VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS! I am linking a blog post below that delineates the improvements.

We still have to raise $8,500 in the next 2 months! We have NO IDEA where that money is going to come from...but we know that God does! While that is a huge amount of money, the Lord has provided for our needs at every step of this journey to wellness for our son...and we are convinced that this year will be the same. We started out needing to raise $15,000 --- and we are down to $8,500 --- SO GRATEFUL to ALL who have helped us thus far! 

There are still many ways to help! One ways is quick and easily done online. I am linking that link below. PLEASE help us SPREAD THE WORD for Andrew! PLEASE PRAY for Andrew's healing! Thank you! ~ the Burkhart Family 

Online Fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/helpsuperandrew

Blog post re: improvements: 
http://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/progress-for-andrew-moving-forward-please-read-please-pray/


01/28/2014
by Kellie Burkhart

Here is a little vision of what your investment in Andrew's future is providing --- Gymnastics is definitely NOT something many doctors thought would be possible for Andrew... ONLY GOD KNOWS what is possible for Andrew! This happened tonight...

"WOOOOO HOOOOO! Guess who got to ring the bell in the big gym for the FIRST TIME EVER tonight! Yep! This kid --- SUPER ANDREW! I was trying so hard to do a backward roll all by myself and could not get it just right. I got frustrated and started crying. My coach helped me to keep trying. He was there if I needed him --- but I did NOT need him! I did it PERFECTLY ALL BY MYSELF for the VERY FIRST TIME!

Guess what else?! When I rang the bell the WHOLE HUGE GYM full of people CLAPPED for ME! I LOVED it!

Going to be hard to get to sleep tonight because I am still flyin' from that very exciting experience!

Praise God! Please keep those prayers coming, Friends! They are WORKING! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!

Love, SUPER Andrew"



01/22/2014
by Kellie Burkhart
Our first donation through this fundraiser site has come in! THANK YOU "Friends of Key Club" for investing in our son's life! Your generous donation WILL  be making a HUGE DIFFERENCE in Andrew's overall functioning! May you be richly blessed for your generosity! 
In Him, 
the Burkhart family 

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