Augie is 16 and a junior at Wakulla High School where he played football. Augie is the kind of person that you would want in a child. He is kind, compassionate, and just an all-around amazing young man. He is supported and loved by his father, Rusty Garner, his mother, Mendy Johnson, and his brother, Sebastien Garner. Abigail Strickland started off as one of his best friends and has turned into the love of his life. Augie and his four-legged child, CT, spends their time at their home, the Strickland home or fishing.
Augie has been complaining of abdominal pain since February. He went to his primary doctor who just said he had a pulled muscle. The pain was still there. It has steadily gotten worse. He went on a cruise with Abigail and her family. The pain got so bad when they came home he returned to his primary care. They sent him home with an antacid and if pain worsened, he should go to the ER. On July 27th, Augie's father took him to the ER and was met there by Abigail and her family. Once there they realized that he was fighting for his life so they life-flighted him to Shands. His white blood count was 300,000 and his spleen was 5 times the normal size.
He has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. They did a bone marrow test on him Thursday. So far, Augie is in a great deal of pain.
When Augie was about to go in the Shands helicopter, he gave his life to Jesus. What a blessing!
Please help this family with medical expenses, loss of wages, traveling, lodging, and many other unexpected costs that always arise in these types of unexpected situations. We appreciate all of you and would appreciate prayers for this very special young man.