Andrew was about to start his senior year in high school. He was an active member in our church's youth group and was involved in local mission work. Andrew loved to play golf, lacrosse and football. He loved the Yankees and the Green Bay Packers. Andrew was also a member if the Jr. Firefighters program in Brick, NJ. He was a fun boy full of energy. He had his drivers permit and was looking forward to driving in October 2008. Andrew died from a brain injury he sustained in an accident.
We made the decision to donate his organs after spending a few days in the hospital waiting for things to get better. The waiting was horrible and after we were told Andrew would not survive, we thought of the many people waiting for that phone call that would save their lives. It is a way of remembering Andrew and we know if the choice was his to make, he would have chosen the same.
Losing Andrew is a daily struggle for us but we have faith that Andrew is home with Jesus and donating his organs has made it possible for others to live.