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Andrew Levy Fund

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BENEFITING: National Philanthropic Trust

ORGANIZER: Dan

Kate Hillier

THE STORY:

Our son Alex has chosen this to be the selected charity for his 7th birthday.  When offered the chance to choose a charity instead of birthday party gifts, Alex said "I want to help sick children so they don't have to be sad".  We felt that Andrew's fund was the best way possible for Alex to do this - Esther and Dan established this from the first hand understanding of the small but vital things that can bring joy and light to sadness, and can completely change a child's experience of serious illness.  Alex is very grateful for your contribution.


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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To This Fundraiser

$795

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alex Winny

     

  • Kat Winny

     

  • Claire Jackson

     

  • Hillier family

     

  • Lily Sabharwal

     

  • Kate and Jessica Kostow

     

  • Connor Daniel

     

  • Rach

     

  • Krish Grover

     

  • Logan Chung

     

  • Jennifer Anderson-Chaffee

     

  • Kathy Sakamoto

     

  • Isabella & Beau Hummel

     

  • With love from Andrew and Gary x

     

  • Elijah & Evan aka The Udoh-noodles💙

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

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

Elijah & Evan aka The Udoh-noodles💙

Elijah & Evan aka The Udoh-noodles💙

God Bless You Lil' Alex! 10 months ago

With love from Andrew and Gary x

With love from Andrew and Gary x

Well done Alex for foregoing your bday present for this great cause!! 10 months ago

Isabella & Beau Hummel

Isabella & Beau Hummel

10 months ago

Kathy Sakamoto

Kathy Sakamoto

Happy Birthday Alex! Thank you for supporting a wonderful program in memory of Andrew. 10 months ago

Jennifer Anderson-Chaffee

Jennifer Anderson-Chaffee

10 months ago

Logan Chung

Logan Chung

10 months ago

Krish Grover

Krish Grover

10 months ago

Rach

Rach

Happy Birthday Alex! So proud of you xxx 10 months ago

Connor Daniel

Connor Daniel

Alex Winny 10 months ago

Kate and Jessica Kostow

Kate and Jessica Kostow

10 months ago