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** Phoenix Area Friends ~ You can SAVE MONEY & HELP the son of a Chandler Teacher get medical treatments with your ticket purchases to Lights of the World **

Hi Friends! Little Andrew here! My new friends at Lights of the World have an AMAZING festival in town! There are acres of awesome light displays, acrobats, a carnival, dinosaurs and more! It runs now thru Jan. 29th and is in Chandler at Wild Horse Pass. I have a way to SAVE YOU MONEY…that also brings further HEALING to me!

If you go online to buy your tickets and use the code 444 in the Promo Code box at checkout, YOU will save $1 on EVERY ticket you buy! Also, when you use that code, Lights of the World will be donating $2 per ticket for every ticket purchased with this code toward my expensive and ongoing medical treatments! We are so grateful!

A win-win! You save money and you help me get further healing with in my brain and body! ALL of the medical treatments that are helping me heal are very expensive, ongoing, out of pocket costs for my parents – on the sole salary of a public school teacher – so your help in this way would be such a blessing to my family. <3

Here is the link to the website where you can buy tickets: https://lightsoftheworldus.com/

Go to the “Buy Tickets” section and on your final checkout page, before you pay, put 444 in the Promo Code section. It will show your discount and then you pay.

Want to see what it is all about? Check out this link:
http://www.azfamily.com/clip/12930588/lights-of-the-world-festival-impresses-at-rawhide-part-1

I would LOVE your help in SPREADING THE WORD! PLEASE SHARE this info to let others know! Thank you!

~ Andrew and family :)

P.S. Anyone interested in reading more about my journey to wellness, can do so here: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/our-story/

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Hi Friends! Super Andrew here. Today is #GivingTuesday in our country, a day set aside for people to donate to causes that are important to them. I know there are MANY causes out there pulling at your heart…and mine too. But in case my continued healing in my brain and body is one of them for you, I wanted to remind everyone that there is a TAX DEDUCTIBLE way to donate directly toward my life altering medical treatments!

ALL of the treatments that are helping me heal in significant ways are out of pocket costs for our family, on the sole salary of a public school teacher. Our friends at the Cerebral Palsy Hope Foundation have provided a way on an ongoing basis for people and organizations to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to their foundation, specifically for my medical care! You get a tax write off — I get HEALING — a win/win!

You can make a one time donation on the site, or set it up to make a monthly tax deductible donation. Any businesses donating can be considered a “Business Sponsor” for my healing and get free advertising as well!

Please go to my Momma’s blog for more info (or message her at kelwar@ymail.com). Once on the blog page linked, please read thru all the ways to help. One of them is TAX DEDUCTIBLE for the donors!

Here is the blog link re: ways to help: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/how-to-help/

Another way to give every day takes your time — not your money. Please continue to PRAY for my continued healing in every way and for our financial struggles due to my medical treatments being all out of pocket costs.

Thank you! Whomever you decide to help today and beyond, thanks for your giving heart! 

Love,

Super Andrew :)

 

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** Please SHARE to inspire a GRATITUDE Revolution **

 My name is Andrew and I am in the 4th grade. This month of November is supposed to be about GRATITUDE, but instead everyone is fighting. Our country needs to come together and be grateful for all that we have. I started a “Gratitude Project” in my city of Gilbert, AZ to try to bring some unity and to honor local heroes. This month the community can come together to thank local first responders for keeping us safe by providing free meals to them.

All of November, our friends at Chick-fil-A SanTan Village in Gilbert, AZ are matching all donations to multiply the blessings, and we are so grateful! I started doing this because the firefighters in my town have helped me in big ways, but it is for all first responders. The firefighters helped bless me via “Make A Wish” and with school supplies.

Last night I was able to walk up to two police officers who came in for dinner and say, “Thank you for all you do to keep us safe. The community has already paid for your meal. We are grateful for your service.” What a powerful feeling it was to be able to do that!

 I hope this “Gratitude Project” can spark others to do something meaningful to bring their communities together and show gratitude where they live too. Love Matters…ALWAYS…and in ALL WAYS…so spread it around freely!

 More info on this can be found here: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/help-andrew-help-heroes-in-november/

 

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*** UPDATE: Here is the new Facebook Event link to share! Facebook requires a new event be made up every 2 weeks. Since this event is all month long, we had to make a new event. Please SHARE to SPREAD THE WORD for HEROES! ***

Facebook Event Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1872674529629701/

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Hey Gilbert & East Valley Friends — I NEED YOU…NOW! :)

Hi Friends! Little Andrew here. See these local HEROES pictured here with me? Well, I need your help to BLESS THEM and many more like them!

The Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department is very special to me. They have done A LOT to help me…and they continue to do so. That is why I got the idea to set up a way to BLESS THEM and other first responders for their service to EVERYONE in the community.

During the month that is set aside for GRATITUDE, let’s band together as a COMMUNITY and BLESS LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS with free meals to show our appreciation for their service to us all!

Our generous friends at Chick-fil-A SanTan Village are helping us bless Gilbert 1st Responders during the ENTIRE month of November. They have set up a fund that ANYONE can donate to in order to provide FREE MEALS to these awesome heroes in November. And…they are MATCHING ALL DONATIONS made to the fund! That means that if you donate $20 toward this project…$40 worth of food will be made available to these heroes in November! DOUBLE the blessings! We are so grateful!

These awesome heroes put their lives on the line for all of us in the community every day. Will you please join me in thanking them for their sacrifice and service in November?

There are two ways to participate:

1) Go to Chick-fil-A SanTan Village and donate toward the fund in person (only this location participating). They are located at: 2533 S Market St, Gilbert, AZ (Preferred Method)

2) If you want to help but can’t make it to the restaurant, please contact my Momma, Kellie Burkhart, to work out another way to donate. She can be reached at kelwar@ymail.com

I REALLY want this to be a special thing for these awesome heroes…but I NEED YOUR HELP to make it work! Are you ready?! Are you IN?! I hope to hear from you! :) Let’s show these brave first responders how much we appreciate their service!

Please SHARE and INVITE FRIENDS via this event link to help us SPREAD THE WORD for heroes! Here is the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794557130796566/

Thank you! 

Love,

Andrew & Family 

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*** FUNDRAISER for Andrew’s Medical Treatments ***

Oct. 22nd – Rummage Sale & Tax Deductible Donations Anytime 

From Debi Larkin-Chavez, co-owner of Wee Blessings Preschool & Academy:

Hi Friends, Wee Blessings Preschool, Living Chandler & The Chandler Adventure Club (Phil Chavez) are teaming up to offer a RUMMAGE SALE at Wee Blessings Chandler on Saturday, October 22 (8:00 – 11:00) to support Andrew Burkhart and his family.

Andrew is a little boy in our community who has cerebral palsy. Andrew’s life has been vastly improved by “alternative” medical treatments. However, the insurance industry does not cover any of these treatments. These treatments and medical bills are over $900 per month out of pocket for the Burkhart family!

Andrew’s father, Andrew Burkart Sr. teaches at 3 Chandler area schools – full time at Hamilton High School and part time at both Bogle Jr. High & Chandler/Gilbert Community College. He is also the sole supporter for his family, as little Andrew’s needs require his mother to be able to take him to many doctor, therapy and physical improvement appintments every week (at least 4 a week)!

“Wee” are hoping that the East Valley Community can come together to bless this family through acts of service and/or donations. 100% of all sales will be given to Andrew & his family.

Ways to help:

1. If you would like to donate Rummage Sale items, please meet at Wee Blessings Preschool on Friday, October 21st from (4:30 – 7:00). 

Please pre-price and help us sort these items for sale on Saturday. We will need many hands on Friday & Saturday to make this successful. 

We are happy to sign volunteer forms (hours) for students as well! Please contact Wee Blessings at 480.634.4788 for more information on donations for Rummage Sale! 

2. Help advertise this event through social media. Tell your friends & family to come to this amazing event as we will have lots of treasures to purchase! Shop til you drop on Saturday at Wee Blessings (8:00a – 11:00a)! 

3. Make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to The Cerebral Palsy Hope Foundation in Andrew Burkhart’s name. Money donated goes directly toward Andrew’s medical treatments. More information about how to do that can be found on the family’s blog here:  https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/how-to-help/  

Thank you East Valley Angels for your love and support of this amazing young man and his incredible family! ♥

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Hi Friends. See this man with me in the picture? Well, his name is “Mr. Scott” and he is one of the owners of Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler, AZ. Mr. Scott and his wife, Ms. Dona, have invested in my life and my healing in a very significant way for the last SIX YEARS! They had no connection to our family prior to this…yet continue to support my health and development year after year! Wow! Talk about a business giving back to the community!

For all of these years, Aspire has provided me with an extremely generous scholarship to be able to take classes to further my physical coordination and strength. I have been taking gymnastics classes all of these years in both the “Tumble Bugs” program in the little gym and the level 1 boys gymnastics class in the big gym. It has been a wonderful opportunity to help me physically…and to also help me feel part of a “team” with my peers. I have decided to switch to swimming lessons for now and I am excited to learn new skills.

Since all of my medical treatments are very expensive and ongoing out of pocket costs for my family — on a single income — we can not afford opportunities like this on our own. The owners of Aspire have made it all possible for me…and do so out of the kindness of their hearts. We are deeply grateful for this continued gift of further investment in my overall health and wellness!

Aspire has classes for children of all ages in gymnastics, swimming, dance and martial arts. Some of their classes are for adults as well. You can read more about what they have to offer at their website here: http://aspirekidsports.com/ 

Thank you Barclay family and Aspire Kids Sports Center for investing so richly in my life!

 Much Love and Appreciation,

~ Andrew and family

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

 

12 News Thank You Collage

…. I am interrupting this broadcast to bring you BREAKING NEWS from the 12 News desk … ;)
 
The news is that I had an AWESOME EXPERIENCE today at the 12 News TV studios thanks to the wonderful folks at 12 News and Childsplay! My last hurrah as a Childsplay Kid Reporter for last season was to go on an extremely informative and detailed tour of the 12 News studios today! I LOVED IT!
We learned so much from our amazing tour guide! She knows all about everything they do there! We started in the green room (which is actually green!) and then it was off to the set! On the set we learned all about every aspect of how they film their shows. Did you know there are actually ROBOTS involved in that?! It’s true! Then, we got to go to the control room and I even sat in the producer’s seat! Then we went upstairs to where EVERYBODY works and got to see behind the scenes where the “magic” happens.
 
The highlight for me was meeting and talking with Mark Curtis. He is really funny and spent a lot of time talking with us!
 
I really liked sitting behind that news desk so who knows…maybe I will add “News Man” to my list of future careers! :)
 
Huge thanks to 12 News and Childsplay for making this experience happen! IT. WAS. AWESOME!
 
Love,
Andrew