Andrew O'Connell Medical Assistance

For: Andrew O'Connell
Organizer: Friends of Andrew
$54,010
of $60,000 goal.
Raised by 518 donors
90% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Andrew O'Connell is a great friend of ours who recently was savagely attacked on Taylor Street in Chicago Thursday night, the 5th.  We don't know the details yet because the injuries to his head were so servere that he received brain surgery.  He is currently in a medically induced coma until the swelling goes down.  Andrew was recently between jobs and we don't know the status of his medical insurance, if any.  The medical bills and recovery are going to be very hard on Andrew and the O'Connell Family and we want to do everything we can to get him back on his feet. 
Andrew has always been a great friend, kind, funny, and loyal as can be.  He would definitely be looking to help any of us if we were in trouble so we want to help him out.  If you can donate anything to his cause, it would be greatly appreciated.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew and the O'Connell family.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 16, 2013

Posted on September 16, 2013

Hey everyone, I just wanted to send along the following info.  His sisters signed up for a website so that they can update you guys on Andrew more frequently.  Please sign up to follow the updates at www.caringbridge.org/visit/andrewoconnell

The updates are very positive!  He is now texting apparently which is a great step!  The full update is on the Caring Bridge site so please check it out.

And please continue to spread the word about Andrew and the donation site, we are SO CLOSE to the $50,000 mark in just over a week.  Let's see if we can get it up to our goal of $60,000!

Posted on September 13, 2013

Posted on September 13, 2013

We have cruised past $40K, thank you to everyone for their support!  The website is gaining momentum and we need to keep it going!  We have updated the goal to $60K!  I think if we keep spreading the word and good vibes we can hit this new lofty goal!  If Andrew can wake out of his coma temporarily and recognize people, we can surely raise another $20K to help him!  Please keep sending the link to anyone that may help.  We have gotten support from total strangers and are exteremly grateful.  Keep the positivity going!  Thanks again everyone! 


Posted on September 13, 2013

Posted on September 13, 2013

Andrew is progressing well.  He is slowly awakening from the coma. Yesterday he said "Oh my God!"  Today he saw his buddy Mike Brennan and smiled.  He tried to say some stuff but said "really" with thsharing that is only Andrew.  This is the process so we are grateful for all the progress. the Dr.s say some stimulation is good but to try to limit it. Baby steps! 

Thank you for the generosity you have shown here and for the prayers that are evidence in Andrews progress!  

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