Andrew was diagnosed in September with late stage Neuroendocratic Cancer in his Pancreas and Liver. He is only 31 years old. This devastating blow came at a point in Andrew's life in which he has so many things to be proud of. He moved to New Mexico to be near his dad last year. He was working multiple jobs, just met the love of his life and was loving the outdoors and the mountains that he now called home. After his diagnosis Andrew is deteriorating rapidly. He has lost a massive amount of weight, he now weighs less than he did in the 7th grade. He can't eat, quite literally. He has no energy. He can't go out and enjoy his mountains and worst of all he can't work.
Andrew went to the ER with bad stomach pain in September. This is where he was diagnosed. That day he was moved from Taos to Santa Fe where he spent time in the hospital undergoing tests. Upon his release he had to move back in with his dad, his money was gone, he could not work and he could not keep his apartment. His dad also drained his savings to help Andrew, hotel rooms, medicine, time off work they all take a toll and there was no way anyone could see this coming on someone so young.
Andrew has been living with his dad while getting worse and worse. Today, November 2nd, Andrew was readmitted to the hospital in Santa Fe. He has to remain on an IV as his body is completely rejecting food. The cancer in his Liver cobvers over 60% of his Liver. The doctors believe that with VERY agressive treatment they can give him a long life, however they must start now. We are not sure how long Andrew will remain in the hospital this time. The hospital is 2 hours from his home, which means more hotel rooms. His mom, siter and one of his brothers live in Florida, which means more plane flights, more hotels, more rental cars and more time off work. No one could plan for that. I am his oldest brother, I live in Dallas and have not been able to get out to see him yet.
Andrew is a fighter. His family is heartbroken. He has no insurance, no job, no home. He needs our help. A dollar will help.
The state of New Mexico is helping, the drug companies are helping. We are not fighting this completely alone, but there is more that is needed.
What We Need & What You Get
We need at least $5,000. These funds will help to pay for his monthly medication and other expenses related to his illness. You will get only satisfaction out of helping Andrew. I wish we could give you more but every available resource my family has is going into this.
Please consider donating to our cause, literally any amount helps. Whether you donate or not, PLEASE spread the news. Email this link to everyone in your adress book. Post it on your facebook page. Yell the link from a mountain top! I don't want to let something as trivial as money cost me my brother!