He is a beautiful, bright, and funny little boy. Although he is in second grade, he always performed far beyond his grade level. He has an older brother in high school and a sister who is still a toddler. His mother is deaf, so grandma is very active in their lives. Last year Andrew Broomfield was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He has been fighting for his life ever since.
He has gone through radiation therapy as well as several medications to shrink the tumor. It seemed to be working at one point, however, when the attempted to wean him off his meds, his tumor began to grow again. The latest prognosis is very poor.
I believe they have estimated that he has about a month or so to live. The tumor has caused a lot of swelling and as a result has impaired his ability to walk and speak. He has very limited mobility. He is relying on a wheel chair and his sign language to get by.
On WEDNESDAY, there will be a fundraiser at the Sawgrass Gameworks from 5-9 p.m.
We're hosting a "Friends and Family Night" to raise money for him and his family who have been devastated since the diagnosis.
Ten percent of all food sales that night (of those who present our flyer) will go to Andrew.
There will be four-hour unlimited game cards for sale -- and all proceeds go to Andrew as well. One card for a $25 donation; Two for $40; Three for $50.
We will also be raffling off big ticket items from Best Buy and the Florida Panthers to raise funds for the family. Colleagues, friends, and I have been contacting everyone we possibly can to see how else we could help. We really do not know how much time he has left and aren't sure if he will be coming back to school, so this is our chance to show him our love and support.
Attached is the flyer which you can print out and bring to Gameworks so Andrew's family gets credit for what you spend that night
I'll stop by Wednesday before the game against the Avs and hope you all will too.
Time to Help if You Can: Wednesday Pregame Party for a Good Cause
Andrew is a 7-year-old second grader at American Preparatory Academy.