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Andrew was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was five years old. His prognosis ranged from death to near normal recovery and everything in between. Thankfully, Andrew was able to overcome his illness and was immediately grateful for the help he had received during his fight.
In 2016 Andrew founded and organized the Swing for Jaclyn Charity Golf Tournament to benefit children battling brain tumors and other cancers. Andrew has raised nearly $30,000 for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation after the first two golf outings and recently finished up his 3rd annual tournament this past September.
The Executive Director of Friends of Jaclyn Foundation recently wrote, “Andrew has given us so much – from funds to awareness and everything in between, but perhaps most importantly he has given us the opportunity to give children, like him, hope that they too can accomplish and surpass any goals that they put their minds to.”
Andrew has fought the battle for his life in overcoming a pediatric brain tumor, yet he never lets that diagnosis define him. He is a caring and genuine human being who has consistently gone above and beyond to help others. In addition to his love for helping others, Andrew is a baseball enthusiast, playing up until High School, when he had to stop due to the residual impacts of his illness. Rather than giving up, Andrew became a Babe Ruth umpire to continue his involvement in the sport. Andrew has umpired approximately 25 games for the Exeter Junior Baseball League for the past three seasons.
Thank you Andrew for being such a miraculous young man!