Andrew's Fight for the Win!
On July 31, 2015 my 25-year-old previously healthy brother was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Chemotherapy was immediately started; as the tumor was so large it began to compromise other organs such as his heart, lungs and trachea. The doctors classified this event as a “Medical Emergency”. A day we are sure never to forget. As a hard working and energetic young man, life for Andrew has drastically changed and has forced him to be unemployed and dependent on his family for assistance throughout this difficult time. As his family we will do all that we can, emotionally supportive, at every chemotherapy treatment, and holding his hand through this journey that takes courage and strength, although we can only help so much in regards to financial demands. With this, we have decided to have a fundraiser event at the Hudson Portuguese club on September 11, 2015. Having grown up in Hudson, a member of the Portuguese community and attending the Hudson public school system we are reaching out for the help of those in our community for assistance during this difficult time.
Co-pays, and medications are the largest financial burden. With this in mind we have created a non-profit account at St. Mary’s Credit Union in Hudson, MA where all proceeds will be to assist Andrew in this fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We are asking for your help! Whether this is in donations of food for the fundraiser dinner, products that we can create a gift baskets with for the event, or any donation of any amount -any little bit helps. Andrew’s oncologist has said that Andrew will not be returning to work for a minimum of 6 months, therefore to assist in the burden that comes with this news we are asking for any donation big or small to help.
Thank you for extending your caring hearts from your family to ours and we appreciate the support we have received thus far. Please join us at the fundraiser on September 11, 2015 from 7-11pm to help give Andrew the assistance he needs to win this fight.
Vanessa Lopes & the family and friends of Andrew Lopes
I am from Hudson and last year collected donations for a fundraiser for my niece, if you haven't yet contact the Solomon pond mall they will make a gift donation for raffle, and write to the paper store on Facebook, they sent us a Vera Bradley bag and wallet to raffle.