This is just part of “TEAM ANDY” that will be running and walking on June 15th for our hero — husband, father, and friend, Andy Near, who was diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in October 2013.
That’s him in the middle with the Boston t-shirt on.
His illness was sudden and turned our family’s world upside-down. Andy went from being a very fit and healthy man to a very, very sick man in a matter of weeks. What appeared to be the flu suddenly became deadly and extremely serious in an instant.
Thanks to years of research, wonderful health care professionals, and many brave victims who suffered and gave their lives as treatments were discovered, Andy has now been in remission for almost 3 years!
Eight grueling months of chemotherapy, two very serious infections, and many transfusions and scans later, Andy is better than ever.
It is a long road to recovery and his doctors still vigilantly watch him, but we believe that we have seen the miracles research and fundraising can accomplish.