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Andrew Levy Fund

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Please Donate in loving memory of Andrew
November 10, 2016

It has truly been a heavy week. I want to thank all of you who have joined me in praying for the Levy family as they have struggled with something  See more

BENEFITING: National Philanthropic Trust

ORGANIZER: Dan

Hays Hyre

THE STORY:

Dan Levy wrote -

UPDATE: Donor Advised Fund contributions welcome (information is at the bottom of this note)

It felt like prison. But we didn't commit a crime. Isolated. Alarms ringing. Food arriving by tray. Unable to leave - not just the hospital but the isolation wing and room. We had neighbors for months. We never saw them.

We did have a window with daylight. We had an iPad. And we had each other. 24 hours a day. For over 90 days.

And we were the lucky ones - who could afford an iPad, who could leave work to entertain our child, and who were eventually discharged.

Andrew is a kid. Not a prisoner. Yet for the billions of dollars raised to treat the diseases that imprison kids in the hospital, very little is raised to support the kids once they're there. Until now.

In support of Andrew and kids like him, and in collaboration with our team from Lucile Packard Children’s hospital, we are founding a music therapy program to bring the healing power of music to the thousands of hospital-bound children. If successful, we will expand beyond music to other aspects of 'hospital life'.

The inspiration came on the most important day in the hospital - transplant day. “Happy” blasted from the iPad, filling the room and our spirits. Many doctors held back tears as Andrew demanded “again!”. Watch it here: http://on.fb.me/1NCiL8r 

That is the sound and image we cherish – of the boy who danced through his 90-plus days in the hospital . . . another 100 in isolation . . . and the months afterward. He enjoyed music until his last days.

And that's what every kid deserves. Not just music from an iPad, but instruments, instructors, performances, and the chance to forget where they are for a few moments every day.

You’ve supported us throughout. Your generous gift will help us support thousands more. Esther will personally lead the program development. And as always, we will share progress via Andrew’s Facebook group.

UPDATE: We are matching each donation dollar-for-dollar up to our goal. 

DONOR ADVISED FUND? please make a check payable to National Philanthropic Trust (and reference Andrew M. Levy Fund on the bottom). Mail to: The JP Morgan Charitable Giving Fund, c/o National Philanthropic Trust, 165 Township Line Road, Suite 150, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Thank you.

Esther & Dan (and Andrew too!)

Donations are tax deductible.

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$750

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The Team: $168,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dan Levy

Amount Raised

$163,345

 

163% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Erik Klein

Amount Raised

$1,150

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Kate Hillier

Amount Raised

$795

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Hays Hyre

Amount Raised

$750

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Ron Sandel

Amount Raised

$460

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Michelle Sandberg

Amount Raised

$400

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Thea Runyan

Amount Raised

$350

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Debra Chudnow

Amount Raised

$218

Donor Comments

Jane & Norman Miller

Jane & Norman Miller

2 years ago

Hays Hyre

Hays Hyre

In loving memory of one of the most amazing boys I have ever had the joy of knowing...Andrew Levy.... and in honor of his fiercely brave brother Wills, magically joyful sister Lea, the best-looking-Olaf-I-have-ever-seen-Dad Dan, and my favorite "while I am sweating I can still smile and look good" dancing-riding-queens Mom-women-hear-me-roar Esther: A family I love dearly and fiercely... we donate this money in hopes that one day soon childhood cancer will be a thing of the past. 2 years ago