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What we do...
Andrew's Helpful Hands Organization is helping families going through Bone Marrow Transplant. We will allow parents to focus on their child during recovery. The process of going through a Bone Marrow Transplant has many facades. If a donor is needed, we help you organize a Bone Marrow Drive. If finances are needed, we help you with fundraisers, benefits, raffles, etc. If you just need a helping hand, give us a call at 508-380-1797 because whatever you need during this period, we are here to be helpful.
Why we started...
On the sixth floor in Boston, a child
sleeps, isolated by glass. Controlled to be pure, controlled for a life full of
health. Hope filled eyes wanting to go home awaken to an oversized bag filled to
the top with unwrapped presents. He looks at his mom and says, "These are
too many for me. Can I give some to other kids in here?"
The child was a 5-year-old boy named Andrew
Swenson, who was in Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Boston. His dream in life was
always to make others happy.
Because of this desire to always help
others, his uncle, John Sousa, started a organization called "Andrew's
Helpful Hands Organization.
The Organization's logo is Andrew's
handprint. This came about during transplant when he had GVHD (Graft vs. Host
Disease). The disease had caused a burn over most of his body.
Sending "handmade High 5" postcards was a wonderful distraction.
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