Help Andy Heal

On Monday May 15th, Andy Starnes Jr, 13, found out he had a brain tumor and was quickly admitted to kids ICU to have surgery by the middle of that week; by the next day, the doctors decided to go ahead to do surgery sooner than later. They removed most of the tumor, which was as big as a baseball with a small cyst growing off it. They suspected he had the tumor for at least a year or two because part of it was starting to die off. The day after surgery, Andy Jr. had an MRI, to find out that a little bit of the tumor was left in his brain. He will have to go back in three months to have another MRI done to see if it is growing. If it is growing, they will try chemotherapy to kill it. If it fails, another surgery will be performed. If it hasn't grown, then he will have to come back every three to six months for an MRI for monitoring.
After the surgery, the physical therapist noticed Andy was having problems with his right side. Come to find out, his entire right side had been damaged. When he walks, he drags his leg. They also noticed when they tell him to repeat things, he cannot. He forgets fast, (memory loss). He has been having problems moving his neck due numerous knots from muscle tramua during surgery. In result, that has made his neck sore and stiff.
During all this, Andy has been having a hard time keep anything down. Just when he starts to get a little ahead, he gets a fever rash and sets him back. He's been in frequent pain.
Andy's family is ready for him to be home, feeling better, and back to normal.
May 30th, Andy will be transported to Charlotte, North Carolina to a rehab facility to get the therapy to help him walk again and with his memory loss. Recovery can take up to weeks or months depending on how he progresses.
With all this going on, his dad, Andy Sr. has been out of work, being by his side every day. Unfortunately, his job does not offer FMLA or any benefits while he is trying to take care for his son while wife is at home with their 15 month toddler.
Medicaid told Andy Sr. that they will cover half of the medical bills, in return he would be responsible for the other half.

Please help support the Starnes' Family during Andy's recovery! The funds raised will go to as much as possible of the medical expenses, and to supplement income of Andy's parents and little sister as they support him physically and emotionally during his recovery.

A very emotional Thank You and God Bless You in advance for any donations you can provide.

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