A Fund for the Chastain Family

$13,908 of $15k goal

Raised by 237 people in 33 months
Edith Pietrzykowski Drew  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Friends:

Meet the Chastain Family:  Andy, Cari, Ryder and Rigg. 



Five years into battling a cancerous tumor in Andy's brain, his treatment stopped working and on June 12th, 2014, the tough decision was made to stop treatment.

Andy had one wish: to see the Rockies one last time. That wish was the original purpose of this GoFundMe page.

Your generosity was INCREDIBLE and within 24 hours the funding they needed for the trip was secured. Every person who donated here helped Andy's wish come true.


The request was then expanded beyond the trip.  The Chastain family was faced with a multitude of emotional and financial challenges in the upcoming months.  

Since the original request and the successful trip to the Rockies, there have been plenty of emotional and financial challenges.  

Andy entered hospice care less than a month after the trip.  He was sleeping 20+ hours a day and did not stay awake long.  When he was awake, he was in good spirits and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Cari had been put to the test as both her grandmother and father fell ill.

In September, Cari was involved in an accident and her car was totaled.

Yes, totaled.  I know, I gasped too.

Yet, throughout their struggle, there have been a multitude of blessed moments and an awesome, unwavering faith in God.

Read about those moments here:
http://www.andyandcari.blogspot.com/2014/12/he-is.html


At the same time, Andy continued the battle, his family at his side.


On Tuesday, December 30th, Andy "Captain" Chastain completed his fight and went to Jesus.  He has been reunited with his heavenly family, including his daughter Caden.

Cari and her two sons welcomed the New Year with their new reality:
http://www.andyandcari.blogspot.com/2015/01/new-beginnings.html

Please donate if you can.  You can also donate directly to the fund using this address:
The Andrew D. Chastain Sole Benefit Trust
8063 Madison Ave #352
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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Update 8
Posted by Edith Pietrzykowski Drew
27 months ago
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For those of you following the Chastain story, read Cari's note here:
http://andyandcari.blogspot.com/2015/01/new-beginnings.html

New to this page? Start here: http://andyandcari.blogspot.com/2008/04/our-story-or-begining.html
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Update 7
Posted by Edith Pietrzykowski Drew
27 months ago
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"Today a very brave and godly man went home... His forever home. He has joined his daughter in heaven. We are saddened at the loss of him here on earth, but rejoice in the everlasting life he has received. Please continue to pray for his wife and two sons he has left behind. She has been an amazing pillar of strength throughout all of this, but will continue to need our prayers and support."

The above statement was posted by a friend of the Chastain family after learning of Andy's passing earlier this morning.
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Update 6
Posted by Edith Pietrzykowski Drew
27 months ago
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Be sure to read this uplifting post from Cari.

http://www.andyandcari.blogspot.com/2014/12/he-is.html

If this is your first time visiting this site. Welcome. Read, Be Inspired, and donate if you can.
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Update 5
Posted by Edith Pietrzykowski Drew
30 months ago
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A new update, an updated request. Anyone have a recommendation for a car dealership in Indy?
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Lisa Blackburn
29 months ago

Praying for you and your precious family. God is sovereign and faithful. Bask in His presence and find rest. Blessings to all.

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Andrew Loredo
33 months ago

I hope your dream comes true. Bless you and your family.

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Gwen Dunn
33 months ago

What an amazing story. Praying for you all!

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$13,908 of $15k goal

Raised by 237 people in 33 months
Created June 12, 2014
Edith Pietrzykowski Drew  
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
CM
$100
COREY AND CIERRA MCGRIFF
27 months ago

What an inspiration you are too many! Praying you would feel God’s love during this time in your life and always!

JS
$50
Joe & Kathi Schulz
27 months ago

Thinking of you all with prayer.

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
LB
$50
Lisa and Jerry Blackburn
29 months ago
KF
$100
Kathy French
30 months ago
HH
$50
Hank Harvey
32 months ago

We are praying for you. Thank you for being a light in the darkness.

$10
Anonymous
33 months ago
SW
$100
Stacey Wilson
33 months ago

While we have never met, your journey has touched me.

Lisa Blackburn
29 months ago

Praying for you and your precious family. God is sovereign and faithful. Bask in His presence and find rest. Blessings to all.

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Andrew Loredo
33 months ago

I hope your dream comes true. Bless you and your family.

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Gwen Dunn
33 months ago

What an amazing story. Praying for you all!

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