Andy Ritchie's Big Headache

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Brendon Walsh
on behalf of Andy Ritchie
 LOS ANGELES, CA
Our pal, and super funny comedian Andy Ritchie got himself a brain tumor this year and needless to say, it hasn't been awesome for him at all. He's had a couple surgeries and is still getting treatment. Though he's not doing too bad, he's not out of the woods yet.

As you can imagine, all this nonsense has left him unable to work, and the ongoing medical treatments & doctor visits he requires aren't cheap.

That's why me and Andy's friends Colton Dunn & Nick Swardson decided to start this campaign. We want to help Andy and his girlfriend Ruby get through all of this as smoothly as possible without having to worry about bills, money and everything else that goes along with this kind of thing.

If you can, please drop a few bucks towards this campaign and share it with your friends & family.

Help out a super great dude during a totally shitty time!
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Hey! Hope everyone is doing good. Unfortunately, Andy is still dead.

I'm posting an update to let you all know there will be a memorial service for Andy in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Hotel on Feb 27th starting at 6pm, dinner at 8pm and a show at 9:30pm. RSVP to the Facebook event if you can here: https://www.facebook.com/events/171239296578383/

I'll add more details to the event page as I get them. Hope to see you there!

xo BW
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If you'd like to make a donation in Andy's memory, please give to the National Brain Tumor Society here:

https://secure2.convio.net/bts/site/Donation2;jsessionid=0BE097EC98DF741E90CA5B2D0F985EC1.app260a?df_id=3940&3940.donation=form1

Thanks
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Andy passed away this afternoon at Hollywood Presbyterian. His mom, Ruby, and his brother Simon were all with him.

I don't know what else to say. He was a great guy. Listen to his album on Spotify or download it or whatever. He's hilarious.

Thanks for everything you all did to help. Have a good Thanksgiving.

Love,
Brendon
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Thank you all for your help. We are looking into a lot of your recommendations for hospices in Los Angeles. Thanks for that.

In the meantime, Andy will be at Hollywood Presbyterian at least through tomorrow (Wed 11/24), so if you have time to stop by please do it.

I will post another update when he is moved to hospice care and let you all know where he is. If you aren't up to speed on the current situation, I'm reposting the update from Saturday below.

Thanks again, Andy is a great guy and you are all great people who are lucky to know him.

xo ~BW

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Guys, I don't know what to write in this update.

Andy doesn't have much time left- after his last surgery and subsequent stroke (yes, he suffered a stroke after the last surgery), the tumor is back and bigger than ever. There is nothing else they can do.

If you want to see Andy and say goodbye, he is at Hollywood Presbyterian hospital. Go soon if you can.

Thanks from Andy, Ruby and all his friends and family for all of your generous donations. Unfortunately all the money in the world can't save our friend at this point.

I don't know what else to say. Be nice to each other.

Love,

BW

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Michael Wilson
49 months ago
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It was clearly just a joke, Maria. Andy is a comedian. He and his friends tend to cope with comedy. I think I mentioned that he probably caught the tumor from some one-night stand on the road when I was sharing this on FB. Lighten up.

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Scott Hardy
48 months ago
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We are comics and writers. Morton's joke is funny according to Andy and anyone with our somewhat dark sense of humor/coping mechanism. But it's terribly sweet that Maria came out with both barrels in defense of our Andy. We all want the happy ending that we paid good money for.

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Maria Palacios Burke
49 months ago
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Wow, John Morton. Correcting grammar on a fund raising post. You're something else. And by the way, he was actually correct the first time. If he took Ruby out of the sentence, it would (correctly) state "moved me to tears". Your "correction" = "moved I to tears." So, in fact, you called someone (with a brain tumor) out on a grammar error, and you are wrong. You have this *incredibly annoying* trait of being a know-it-all who doesn't know shit. What a dick.

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John Morton
49 months ago
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"Moved Ruby and ME to tears" not Ruby and I. Oh well, you've got a brain tumor so it's fine. Still...

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Quita Culpepper
45 months ago
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Cancer sucks. Love to Andy and his family and friends. This breaks my heart.

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Isis N'tara Aidid Solomon
45 months ago

I'm so sorry.

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Paige Christine Harrington
45 months ago

I am so sorry.

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Brian Edwards
45 months ago

I'm so sorry. Awful news.

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Kelly Kubik
45 months ago

I asked around to some friends who are nurses and they recommend Roze Room highly. Also, Trinity, Seasons and Vitas.

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Doug Pichler
45 months ago

One of my friends recommends Evergreen Hospice.

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Leslie Wallis
45 months ago

While we are waiting to hear more you might want to check out Verdugo Hospice Care Center - 4170 Verdugo Rd., LA 90065 - 323-257-5715.

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Leslie Wallis
45 months ago

My son works with Hospice care in Portland and will send out some feelers, ASAP to find a hospice close by. I hope to hear from him later this afternoon. When does Andy have to be out of the hospital? My heart goes out to Rubye and all of Andy's friends and family. Thank you for supporting them in this difficult time. I will keep in touch.

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Sheila Carty
45 months ago

Wishing strength & good thoughts for Andy & his loved ones for now. I'm so, so sorry.

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Andrew Kenny
45 months ago

Fuck.

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Brian Edwards
45 months ago

Awful news. Wish I could say something more significant than "wish him my best" but that feels hollow. I'm so sorry to him and all his friends and family.

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Jason Samuels
45 months ago

@Lisa, that study showed a promising result in mice in combination with radiation treatment. Similar tests on humans would take years more work and are indefinitely delayed by the legal status of cannabis. Some medical marijuana probably wouldn't hurt Andy and might make him feel better, but its efficacy for fighting a brain tumor is a long way from being proven.

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Lisa Fuller
45 months ago

I know this probably sounds ridiculous but I promise I am not a stoner... have they tried any treatment using Cannabis? For aggressive brain tumors specifically it has been CLINICALLY shown (and recently acknowledged even by the FDA) to shrink the tumors..even those in terminal cases. At this point it seems there certainly isn't harm in trying. Just thought I would share. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/marijuana-brain-cancer_n_6181060.html

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Sara Vogt
45 months ago

FUCK! All my love during this shitty shitty situation.

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Jessica Pierre'auguste
45 months ago

I'm sad to say I'd not heard of Andy until David Huntsberger posted about this fundraiser online. I am so sorry for Andy, his friends, as well as Andy's family and girlfriend during this hard, hard time. My thoughts are with you.

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Jen Clark
45 months ago

I'm so sorry. Cancer is a fucking asshole! Hopefully Andy will have some peace. Love to his family and friends.

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45 months ago
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Jane Condon
45 months ago

Good luck from one comedian (East Coast) to another (West Coast). Thinking of you, Andy!

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45 months ago
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45 months ago

I hope to see you soon!

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Michael Wilson
49 months ago
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It was clearly just a joke, Maria. Andy is a comedian. He and his friends tend to cope with comedy. I think I mentioned that he probably caught the tumor from some one-night stand on the road when I was sharing this on FB. Lighten up.

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Scott Hardy
48 months ago
2
2

We are comics and writers. Morton's joke is funny according to Andy and anyone with our somewhat dark sense of humor/coping mechanism. But it's terribly sweet that Maria came out with both barrels in defense of our Andy. We all want the happy ending that we paid good money for.

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Maria Palacios Burke
49 months ago
2
2

Wow, John Morton. Correcting grammar on a fund raising post. You're something else. And by the way, he was actually correct the first time. If he took Ruby out of the sentence, it would (correctly) state "moved me to tears". Your "correction" = "moved I to tears." So, in fact, you called someone (with a brain tumor) out on a grammar error, and you are wrong. You have this *incredibly annoying* trait of being a know-it-all who doesn't know shit. What a dick.

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John Morton
49 months ago
2
2

"Moved Ruby and ME to tears" not Ruby and I. Oh well, you've got a brain tumor so it's fine. Still...

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Quita Culpepper
45 months ago
1
1

Cancer sucks. Love to Andy and his family and friends. This breaks my heart.

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Isis N'tara Aidid Solomon
45 months ago

I'm so sorry.

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Paige Christine Harrington
45 months ago

I am so sorry.

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Brian Edwards
45 months ago

I'm so sorry. Awful news.

+ Read More
Kelly Kubik
45 months ago

I asked around to some friends who are nurses and they recommend Roze Room highly. Also, Trinity, Seasons and Vitas.

+ Read More
Doug Pichler
45 months ago

One of my friends recommends Evergreen Hospice.

+ Read More
Leslie Wallis
45 months ago

While we are waiting to hear more you might want to check out Verdugo Hospice Care Center - 4170 Verdugo Rd., LA 90065 - 323-257-5715.

+ Read More
Leslie Wallis
45 months ago

My son works with Hospice care in Portland and will send out some feelers, ASAP to find a hospice close by. I hope to hear from him later this afternoon. When does Andy have to be out of the hospital? My heart goes out to Rubye and all of Andy's friends and family. Thank you for supporting them in this difficult time. I will keep in touch.

+ Read More
Sheila Carty
45 months ago

Wishing strength & good thoughts for Andy & his loved ones for now. I'm so, so sorry.

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Andrew Kenny
45 months ago

Fuck.

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Brian Edwards
45 months ago

Awful news. Wish I could say something more significant than "wish him my best" but that feels hollow. I'm so sorry to him and all his friends and family.

+ Read More
Jason Samuels
45 months ago

@Lisa, that study showed a promising result in mice in combination with radiation treatment. Similar tests on humans would take years more work and are indefinitely delayed by the legal status of cannabis. Some medical marijuana probably wouldn't hurt Andy and might make him feel better, but its efficacy for fighting a brain tumor is a long way from being proven.

+ Read More
Lisa Fuller
45 months ago

I know this probably sounds ridiculous but I promise I am not a stoner... have they tried any treatment using Cannabis? For aggressive brain tumors specifically it has been CLINICALLY shown (and recently acknowledged even by the FDA) to shrink the tumors..even those in terminal cases. At this point it seems there certainly isn't harm in trying. Just thought I would share. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/marijuana-brain-cancer_n_6181060.html

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Sara Vogt
45 months ago

FUCK! All my love during this shitty shitty situation.

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Jessica Pierre'auguste
45 months ago

I'm sad to say I'd not heard of Andy until David Huntsberger posted about this fundraiser online. I am so sorry for Andy, his friends, as well as Andy's family and girlfriend during this hard, hard time. My thoughts are with you.

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Jen Clark
45 months ago

I'm so sorry. Cancer is a fucking asshole! Hopefully Andy will have some peace. Love to his family and friends.

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