Elite Members Aired in our local newspaper today, my grandsons story

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  1. bjs1952 Lifetime Elite Platinum Elite Plus 2017 Reunion

    Friends seek help for 8-year-old with leukemia
    • Amy DeLong
      Special to the Daily Journal

    • 43 min ago


    Andrew Ewers and his family

    Andrew Ewers, an 8-year-old boy who has admired police officers and firefighters since he was 2, became sick the Friday before Easter break with what everyone thought was just a cold.

    The following Tuesday, his mother, Katrina Ewers, noticed his color wasn't good, so she took him to the doctor. The physicians told the Ewers family to head to Chicago as soon as possible for treatment. Andrew was diagnosed with leukemia on March 30.

    One month into his treatment, Andrew went into remission but still requires treatment through September. And the community is rallying around the family, supporting their fundraising efforts.

    Andrew's older sister started a GoFundMe page, and a local youth group in Bradley sponsored a lip sync contest and raised about $400 for the family.

    This helped pay for gas and expenses to travel to the hospital in Chicago. Biggby Coffee donated 40 percent of its earnings for one night to the family, too.

    Andrew, who is developmentally delayed following a difficult birth, had been diagnosed with ADD and another behavioral disorder before his cancer diagnosis. Leukemia has changed him. Katrina said, "he's more mellow since being diagnosed." His mom, who has always stayed home to take care of Andrew, was just getting ready to return to the workforce.

    "He's a trooper" said Katrina. "He doesn't complain."

    Side effects include weight gain and body pain. Katrina said Andrew is having a hard time getting around.

    There's not a lot of kids around where we just moved, so I'm trying to get him outside and playing before he doesn't feel like playing," she said.

    The family said they are thankful for everything everyone has done so far, but they still need help. Andrew said he wants an iPod for his birthday on June 20, and having someone to hang out with to ride bikes or scooters or watch "Paw Patrol" would "mean the world to him."

    Time is high on Mom's wishlist. Taking care of Andrew makes it difficult to get to the store and laundromat. It's hard to even have time to make meals so they end up getting fast food. Whether it's donating to theGoFundMe page, or liking the corresponding Facebook page, Andrew's Attack on Cancer is asking for your help.
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  2. roberta [aka: Bobbi] Lifetime Elite Platinum Elite Plus 2017 Reunion

    Prayers still continuing for Andrew, God Bless. Such a cute picture of the family. :) Thank you for sharing the article too.

  3. maxluv Staff Elite Plus

    Great article..and reaching the media it will bring great results.
  4. paulakw "P" Staff Member Staff

    thanks sharing the story with us .....hope you get a good response /support from it !
  5. jenel Queen of Her Own World! Staff Member Lifetime Elite Platinum Elite Plus 2017 Reunion

    Prayers still continuing for Andrew, thanks sharing the story with us
  6. wishfulthinker Roxy Staff Member Staff

    Thank you for updating us on Andrew. I hope the FB GoFundMe is a success and that everything wished for Andrews birthday is forthcoming and that his treatment continues to help him along.
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