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Andy's Medical Bills Now and Future

$9,519 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 154 people in 3 months
Created February 1, 2018
As reported by Walker Smith  -- On January 26th, 2018 - Two Bass Boats Collide on Okeechobee During the 2018 FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee, two bass boats crashed into each other, injuring one angler.  

On day one of the 2018 FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee, two bass boats were involved in a collision, according to OkeechobeeNews.net. Each boat consisted of one boater and one co-angler. All involved were competing in the event.

Both boaters were navigating the lake and met at an intersection. William Campbell’s and Andy Young’s boats collided. Young and his co-angler were thrown from their boat and were able to climb back in, thanks to Young’s kill switch shutting off the outboard motor.

The boats returned to the launch site and the incident is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Andy Young is reportedly in the hospital with a back injury, while the other anglers involved did not seek immediate medical attention.

Andy spent 6 days in the hospital in Florida with no medical insurance.  There was a 50/50 chance he would need back surgery for his injury.  At this time, a special back brace was formed to his body.  He has had several MRI's, physical therapy sessions, and Doctor consults while in the hospital.  This is all adding up.

Andy Young was released from the hospital on Wednesday, January 31st.  His sister, Mei, flew to be with Andy and attend to his needs.  She has secured a place for Andy to get rest, continue PT and to make upcoming Doctor appointments.

As dear friends and family of Andy's we pray for hearts to be opened for this incredible person whom we all love!  Andy has been fishing for many, many years.  Please help us raise this money so Andy and his family can consentrate on getting Andy the specialists that will be needed.  We all want to see Andy back fishing!

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Good evening friends, family, and fishing buddies of Andy. The GoFundMe page was started to help our buddy when he had the terrible crash with his boat.

Andy is slowly healing; with medical bills just flying in for payments. If you have fishing buddies who have a heart of gold for another fishing buddy; please, pass this on.

We truly believed we would be much closer to our goal then what we are. Please pray about what you can help with and pray for Andy's continued successful healing.

From a friend of Andy's - Jill Bierbaum-Rice (I've known Andy for the last 16 years.) He has the biggest heart in the world! He would help anyone. He's that type of friend you want in your corner.
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Just a quick update on our dear fishing buddy/friend. Andy is walking more and more. He’s throwing a line in when he can. The brace will stay on another 6 weeks. Big news... he made breakfast for Mei and himself.

Continue to pray for his recovery. Please also let all fishing buddies know we have this Go Fund Me account for Andy. There is no idea of what the cost of his hospital stay, the making of the brace and several MRI’s will total.

Thank you to each of you who have donated. The donations will easy Andy’s mind so he can concentrate on getting well.

- Jill Bierbaum-Rice
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We are happy to say that Andy is healing well! He is still in Florida with his sister. Please continue to pray and send well wishes to Andy. If you feel so moved, please donate a couple dollars to help Andy with his medical bills. Andy does not have medical insurance. Thank you in advance for your help in anyway you can. - Jill
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Raised by 154 people in 3 months
Created February 1, 2018
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