The Andrews family are fruit and vegetable growers from Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania. They have a 10 year old son and two little girls ages 6 and 3.
Last year, they were devastated when their son, Chase, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne is the most common and most severe form of MD, affecting 1 in 3,500 boys. It causes loss of muscle mass, pain, they slowly lose the ability to run, walk, it eventually effects the organs and causes breathing problems, and a short life expectancy.
We know that through God all things are possible, so first and foremost we ask for prayers of healing for Chase.
Secondly, there has been a breakthrough in stem cell research regarding Duchenne’s which is HUGE news! But each treatment costs $15,000, the treatment is not yet approved or covered by insurance. He will need treatments every 3 months.
Chase and his family need our help!
Please read these words written from Chase’s mother Amy (my sister in law), below.
”Chase was diagnosed with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy on April 24, 2018. It was a devastating verdict to explain the difficulties he's had since birth. We believe that God is Love, and Life, and we've been speaking His Word into Chase's spirit, mind, and body nonstop. Some of you attend churches that already have Chase on your prayer list. Thank you! Some of you have reached out to us in most personal and practical ways. Thank you!! Chad and I have stood in faith for Chase's deliverance from the long, painful death that Duchennes is. Now, we have something tangible within our grasp. Dr. Milgrom in Irvine, CA has so graciously welcomed us to be a part of his stem cell treatments. He can't yet explain how it works, but they've already seen AMAZING results with other boys who had the same diagnosis. Visit Www.Aims.Life or the Aims Foundation to see a testimonial about a boy named Aiden. I already shared on this page about Kalel's experience. Treatment for Chase can start as soon as we're able to be there. They do 4 treatments a year, each costing $15,000. Chad and I are asking for your prayers, talents, expertise and help as you feel led to give. We plan on sending out a fundraising video by Keen Imagery on YouTube and Facebook immediately to get the ball rolling. If you have connections with anyone that has a heart to help, please share this post.”
We have the goal currently set at $120,000, which is two years of treatments for Chase. Although our goal is currently set to be enough for 2 years, these treatments are going to be every 3 months for LIFE, or until a cure is discovered. The stem cell treatments put the disease at a hault, and also help to produce dystrophin which is needed for muscles to survive, but after 3 months it begins to wear off and that is when another treatment is needed. We continue to pray for that cure, and for insurance to hopefully someday cover the expenses for the treatments until that cure is discovered.
Chase has a dream of growing up being able to do the things that other little boys his age do. He wants to be able to run, play sports, climb mountains, and even wrangle reptiles some day :)
He wants to live a long and healthy life. #chaseingthedream
Please lift Chase and his family up in prayer and consider donating. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!