Have a Heart for Andrew
By now you’ve likely seen a post or two on our Facebook page about Baby Andrew, the now three month old son of the Hagewood family. Baby Andrew was born with an enlarged heart in February, received a life-saving heart transplant in March, but soon his body began to reject his new heart. Recently a blood clot in his shoulder has also been a setback to his much anticipated recovery.
Baby Andrew comes from a family of fighters, and his parents Keith and Christy have already created a legacy for Andrew by creating awareness of organ donation to help other families. As of March 2012, there were more than 113,000 people on the organ donation waiting list, 1800 of them being pediatric patients like Baby Andrew. You can learn more and register to become a donor at http://donatelife.net/.
There is also something you can do NOW! We will be at the annual Strawberry Festival in Portland this Saturday, May 19th with “Have a Heart for Andrew” t-shirts and onesies available for $10 and up. Music City Screen Printers was generous enough to donate the screens, ink and labor, and all proceeds will go directly to the Hagewood family.
You can also send a note of encouragement to Keith, Christy and the rest of their family on Christy’s Facebook Page.
For more information, directions, and event details, click here
See you in Portland on Saturday!