Andrew T. King Medical Fund

On Monday morning, October 1, instead of joining his colleagues in his new school to teach his third grade students, Andrew was admitted to the hospital with impaired vision and coordination.  His condition rapidly deteriorated and he was admitted to the ICU and placed on a ventilator where he will remain until his respiratory system grows stronger.  Doctors determined he has been stricken with Miller-Fisher syndrome, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome.  Although the prognosis for his recovery is positive, it is not uncommon for recovery from this syndrome to take six to twelve months. Andrew had a violent reaction to the initial immunoglobulin treatment. He is currently undergoing Plasmapheresis treatments administered by the Red Cross in which his own blood is being replaced by new, donated plasma.  There will be a series of 5 treatments over a 10 day period. 

Andrew is devoted to his girlfriend Cassie, his family and friends. He has a passion for teaching, and has never shied away from helping others in need.  He was excited to begin teaching at his new school and loved his co-workers and class.  Your donation will help offset the medical costs associated with the lengthy hospital stay, the Plasmapheresis treatments and other supportive therapy Andrew requires to regain his health and to restore him to his family, his friends and his life.

Thank you for your generosity, prayers and support!

  • Margaret Benson 
    • $110 
    • 32 mos
  • Patricia Mcintyre 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Cassandra Mathews 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Sandra & Russ Caron 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Megan Pless 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Cheryl Stiff 
Hackettstown, NJ
Susan King 
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