Andrew was born with a rare genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a progressive terminal muscle wasting disease for which there is no cure currently. Right now it is weakening his arms, heart, and lungs, and is rapidly robbing Andrew of his ability to walk. It is a cruel disease but “Little” is a bright, spirited, wild thing and he doesn’t let his condition snuff out his fire one bit.
Andrew has been loved and covered in prayer his entire life by so many people. We are continuously blown away by the generous and caring hearts of the people around us. We call our supporters “Little’s League” and we cherish every one of you.
September 15, 2021
LITTLE’S LEAGUE. YOU DID IT! You bought Andrew his van!!!!!!!
Over 125 of you donated to raise 90% of the cost of Andrew’s van. Because of your generosity, I was able to pay for just $12k of what it took to get Andrew the newest, most incredible van available to him. I spent the last decade assuming I would be drinking around an old, donated church van with a clunky ramp and rust everywhere. I AM FLOORED. When His kingdom bands together in His name, we can move mountains. And that’s just what we did. What YOU did. You have changed our life. I can never fully express my gratitude.
We are close to bringing his wheel chair home. Or…to our carport, at least. The rental I’m in right now only allows for his chair to fit in the living room, so I don’t think it’s worth the money and labor to build him a ramp here. I need to move, unfortunately. I love my little house, but Andrew first.
THANK YOU, my friends.
I will be keeping this account open to be able to pay for things he needs in the future. Bc of that, I will be bumping the “goal” to 100k. This is only because the running total stays instead of showing what we’ve spent. Right now even though it says we have 72k+, we actually only have a few hundred (bc van). So please know that our changing goal amount is not greed, but changed so as not to deflect potential donors. Again, I am so deeply touched by your generosity. May God bless you tenfold.
July 19, 2021
The search and fundraising continue! After three appointments and test drives and research and pro & con lists, we’ve realized we need to up our budget to get the most functional, reliable, long-lasting vehicle we can. While we pray Andrew lives so long that he outlasts the van, we are quite aware of the Duchenne life expectancy. So keeping that in mind, we need our purchase to last 10-15 years and keep up with the changing fuel economy and being our primary vehicle.
You all have been SO incredibly generous! I am absolutely blown away by the amount you’ve donated and I have yet to talk to anyone about it all without tears spilling over my cheeks. I’m so grateful and blessed to have my child be so loved and supported by so many of you. Thank you from the depths of my heart for all of your help.
We are almost there, y’all!
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September 13, 2021
Great cause for q cool kiddo!
August 31, 2021
Steady shrugging for a great future! ¯_(ツ)_/¯
August 30, 2021
Every little bit helps
August 26, 2021
Love you Andrew and Katherine. I hope I see you in your new van soon! ❤❤❤