On Friday March 3rd Andrew suffered a massive heart attack! He actually died right in front of me! During my call to 911, waiting for EMT to arrive, I preformed CPR for 8 minutes to keep his heart pumping and oxygen in his system. He was non-responsive when the EMT arrived and they continued CPR for more than 25 minutes to get his heart started! We got a weak rhythm and transported him to the hospital, He under went hours of tests and micro surgery to place stints in the artery supplying blood to the right side of his heart. The next day he suffered two more heart attacks and it was found he needed 2 more stints to provide life giving blood flow to his heart.
I tell you all this so you understand the road he has to travel to come back to us. I found out this week that the hospital bills alone are over $450,000.00 and this does not cover the various specialist doctors, speech therapy, and future physical therapy. His family and I are asking for help with Andrew's current and future medical expenses to bring back this amazing person to his community.
Andrew is a Ballet Master who teaches children the love of dance and the preforming arts! He is also a small business owner providing services at his own salon and spa. He has created his own skin care line and tries in every way to help everyone around him. I am amazed by the out pouring of love and respect from everyone in the community for this man who's heart is so big and full of love.
With your help you will help bring back a Son, Gold Star Uncle, Teacher, Partner, Friend and Small Business Owner. Please help a person who has helped people all his life, never asking for anything in return, and show him his kindness and faith were for something.
I thank you in advance in helping this wonderful human being to come back to us whole and full of life! May God bless you!
- Amanda Rotardier
Organizer and beneficiary
Saint Petersburg, FL