We call Andrew “The Family Ambassador” because he literally makes friends EVERYWHERE he goes! He is looking forward to meeting and spending time with YOU at the Rummage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday! Your participation will help him continue to HEAL in his brain and body (from the effects of cerebral palsy)…and is so appreciated!
We need your help in spreading the word these last few days! Please SHARE this event and invite friends from the event tab!
We look forward to seeing you at Wee Blessings Preschool in Chandler from 8a to 11a! The Hungry Monk and Bahama Bucks Chandler will be there with food options as well. Come hungry! :)
Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/642994709205463/
Family Blog with more info on Andrew’s inspiring journey to wellness: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/our-story/
For anyone who wants to help but can’t make it to the event, there is also a TAX DEDUCTIBLE way to donate directly toward Andrew’s medical treatments. Here is that link: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/how-to-help/
Businesses that make a Tax Deductible donation in this way can get free advertising in multiple places and will be considered “Business Sponsors” for Andrew’s healing!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We hope to see you on Saturday!
~ the Burkhart Family
*** 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! ♥
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
Hi Friends! Big day for me over here! Today I am a healthy “Finisher” / CONQUEROR once again! Today is the end of the important 6 week period after my last adult stem cell transplant. This marks the end of the significant restrictions on my diet and my activities. It officially marks the END of my “seclusion time”! Woooo hooooo!!!!
This is the 6th year I have spent my summer doing adult stem cells and other intensive treatments. This year I did daily treatments for 4 weeks – with one of those weeks being treatments twice a day. Once I started my adult stem cell treatments, I began seclusion for 6 weeks to keep me healthy and non-injured while the stem cells grafted where they needed to be to promote further healing in my brain and body.
This time is very important, as if were to get injured or even catch a cold, the stem cells would go to repair those issues instead of what we want — which is further healing of my brain and muscles. I praise God that for the 6th year in a row, I have NOT had an illness or an injury during this crucial time!
Please KEEP PRAYING for my healing. Pray that the stem cells HEAL me where needed! Pray for my energy and stamina to return soon, as I am still very tired (that is a good sign that the stem cells are working hard).
There is an “Andrew the Brave” celebration happening tonight at my house to celebrate the END of my restrictions and how VERY HARD I worked this summer at all of my treatments! And…CAKE is on the menu! :)
To all of you who donated to make this summer of treatments possible for me…including all of our wonderful Business Sponsors…THANK YOU for investing in me … investing in my healing … investing in my future! NONE of this would be possible without your financial support! We are eternally grateful!
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement, Everyone!
Super Andrew … the FINISHER! :)
Hi Friends! Well…that’s a WRAP on my summer treatments! Can I get a “Woo Hoo”?! ;)
I am still technically in seclusion for 1 more week, as the 6 weeks post stem cell date is one week from today. That said, I am going to start school with my class on Wednesday, which will be my first day of 4th grade.
While spending 4 weeks of the summer doing daily intensive medical treatments — and spending 6 weeks sequestered from the public — is NOT the most fun way for a little boy to spend his days…it has been so IMPORTANT in my quest for further healing in my brain and body from the effects of cerebral palsy.
THANK YOU to all of you who have prayed for, encouraged and supported me in different ways this summer. It has been a long and hard summer…but a successful one over all. Without the support and prayers of so many, I would not have been able to get through this all. We appreciate you!
A special THANK YOU to all of the people and businesses who donated the money for me to get these important treatments in CA and AZ this summer! We thank God for your role of being “angels on earth” to further my healing! We are deeply grateful for your investment in my life! (I am attaching the business sponsor picture below for all to see who my “hero squad” is once again!)
I am linking some info below regarding the medical treatments that I received this year. These same treatments can help others with cerebral palsy and many other brain related disorders. Please share this info with anyone who could be helped by it. This is my 6th summer in a row of doing most of these treatments…and I have VASTLY IMPROVED because of the treatments!
Here is our family blog where you can read much more info about my journey to wellness: https://prayforandrew.wordpress.com/our-story/
Here are links to read more about the treatments I received this summer:
~ Adult Stem Cell Treatments: http://personalized-regenerative-medicine.com/stem-cells-and-cerebral-palsy/
~ Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: http://personalized-regenerative-medicine.com/treatments/hbot/
~ Periodic Acclerated Therapy: http://personalized-regenerative-medicine.com/periodic-acceleration/
~ Anat Baniel Method / NeuroMovement: http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/children/children-with-special-needs
Please continue to pray for my health and healing! Please read through the important Business Sponsor information below. Please REMEMBER these businesses when what they offer fit your needs as a thank you for all they have done for me! Thank you!
Love, Super Andrew
The Business Sponsors for Andrew’s Healing are:
~ Precision Air and Heating ~ For all of your Air Conditioning & Heating needs: http://stage.precisionairandheating.com/
~ Anantuni Family Dental ~ For all of your family dental needs: http://mydentistchandler.com/
~ Arizona Painting Company ~ For all of your residential and commercial painting needs in the Phoenix and Tucson areas: http://arizonapaintingcompany.com/
~ Fractured Prune AZ ~ For the BEST doughnuts ever for your personal or catering needs with locations throughout AZ: http://fracturedprune.com/location/chandler-az/
~ Paul A Flores Farmers Insurance Agent ~ For all your personal and family insurance needs: https://www.farmersagent.com/pflores/
~ McCurdy Construction LLC ~ For all your construction and remodeling needs: http://mccurdyremodel.com/
~ Athletes In Training ~ Wonderful recreational sports programs for children: https://athletesintraining.com
~ Phoenix Marketing Associates ~ For all your Marketing and Public Relations Needs: http://www.phoenixmarketingassociates.com/
~ Plexus with Lori Britt ~ Health and wellness products for a better life: http://shopmyplexus.com/LSBritt/
~ Vertuccio Farms ~ Family fun on the farm! Birthday parties, field trips, U pick events and special events. Fun for the whole family! http://vertucciofarms.com/
~ Canfield Engineering & Integration, LLC ~ Electrical engineering and integration based solutions team
~ Insight Eyecare & Eyewear ~ For all your eyecare and eyewear needs
Thank you to ALL of these amazing Business Sponsors! We are deeply grateful for your investment in Andrew’s further healing! When you see Andrew continuing to improve, please know that YOU had a vital role in that!
With Much Gratitude,
the Burkhart Family