Support Andy McLean

$27,280 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 219 people in 26 months
Simon Storey
on behalf of Andrew McLean
 Toronto, ON
We live in Canada, a nation built of the strengths of collaboration and diversity. When the going gets tough, we rally together as a team to use our collective creativity and determination to find ways to make a positive difference for those who truly need a helping hand.These days, we all seem to have friends and family who have had an encounter with cancer. Whether or not it affects the young or old, it always spurs the question in each of us, “What can I do to help?” Well, right now is one of those times.Our good friend and teammate Andy McLean is in need of our assistance. For some time now, he has been battling an aggressive form of prostate cancer that has not responded to treatment as well as everyone had hoped. As options for dealing with the disease become more limited, they also become more expensive, so this is where we can step in and help.The next stage will require three rounds of treatment in Germany. In order to facilitate this, our goal is to raise $35,000 to cover travel and medical costs. I know this seems like a big number, but I can tell you that our hockey alumni alone is over 150 guys. Andy has also helped to shape future  generations with his unwavering dedication to the students he has served at Ellesmere-Statton PS and the countless number of players he has assisted in the world of hockey. So, it’s time to throw our sticks into the middle of the ice and divvy up the responsibilities among us, because right now is no time to sit on the bench. It’s time to be all in. As one team, we only have one goal in mind.Please contribute what you can and encourage others to do so as well. Our teammate needs our help and we all have a chance to make a difference.
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Hello everyone,
I just want to take a minute to update you on my progress and thank you again for you generous support.
I have learned a lot in the last year about cancer care and the protocols of treatment. While I have not gone to Germany yet, it is still an option. I am currently on chemo #2 after they felt chemo #1 was not doing it’s job. I am holding steady on the new chemo and based on the standard of care nothing will happen (both legally and ethically) until that changes. When I say holding steady, I mean my PSA remains relatively unchanged since last summer and, for the most part, my energy is pretty good. I am able to make it to work (outside treatments and appointments) and get through the day pretty well. I am tired at the end of the day but still try to exercise a couple of times a week to keep myself going.
What lies ahead for me going forward? I’m not sure but I know that I will never stop fighting and thanks to your generosity, I have options and hope.
Thank you and love to all,
Andy
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Hi everyone, we are reaching the next milestone in the Team Andy campaign. Not only is it the Easter/Passover weekend, it was also Andy's birthday. We are so close to the $20,000 mark, and with your help we can hit it. Please share Andy's GoFundMe link with your friends and family and send it out via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites to help us send Andy off for his first treatment. Thanks so much to all who have donated!
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A huge thank you to everyone who has donated as we've just passed the $10,000 mark!! Please alert friends and family via text and email and include and share with your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts!

Let's keep this rolling!!

TEAM ANDY
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Hi everyone, thank you so much for your kind donations. We have almost hit the $10,000 mark!

We would appreciate sharing of Andy's campaign via Facebook, Instagram, and through texts and emails to friends and family.

Every little bit helps!

Thanks,

Team Andy
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Andrew McLean
26 months ago
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My family and I can't express our gratitude enough at everyone's support and generosity. It is completely surreal. It is truly a Wonderful life. From ESPS and the amazing staff and students, to Kawabi, hockey (both coaching and playing), and the people in the 'hood. I am truly blessed and love you all. Thank you so very much, Andy

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$27,280 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 219 people in 26 months
Created April 8, 2017
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SL
$400
Scott Logan
20 months ago
$20
Anonymous
21 months ago
CA
$200
Craig Abbott
22 months ago

Hey Captain - hate you are going through this and wishing you well. Great to see you have such a strong team around you!

CP
$100
Carmen Del Plato
23 months ago

O'Captain! My Captain! When you are in Germany see if you can find some Micron Quadraflex skates size 11. Thanks Buddy! Take care!

$1,000
Anonymous
24 months ago
SG
$500
Sandy Grewal
24 months ago

Wishing you a healthy and speedy recovery! Grewal family is cheering for you all the way!

LM
$100
Litsa Martinez
24 months ago

We wish you all the best. The Martinez Family

DM
$100
Dan Magee
24 months ago
JB
$60
Jeff Brown
25 months ago

Andy, this donation is from Hugh Stuart!

DA
$25
Dick & Millie Anzalone
25 months ago

Good luck to you.

Andrew McLean
26 months ago
3
3

My family and I can't express our gratitude enough at everyone's support and generosity. It is completely surreal. It is truly a Wonderful life. From ESPS and the amazing staff and students, to Kawabi, hockey (both coaching and playing), and the people in the 'hood. I am truly blessed and love you all. Thank you so very much, Andy

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