When Andrew grows up, he wants to be a police officer, or a professional gamer. At just six years old, he’s as brave as can be and will also give you a run for your money if you ever challenge him to a game of Super Smash Bros.
Starlight Gaming Brings Happiness During Long Hospital Stays
In 2017, Andrew was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia that is rarely seen in children. It’s called Ph+ALL leukemia. It requires him to have 168 weeks of chemotherapy.
That’s a lot of time away from the comfort of his own home.
“He’s thriving and showing cancer that he’s strong and nothing will stop him,” Brenda, Andrew’s mom, said.
Andrew just started first grade and loves math and computer class.
Starlight Gaming Provides Hours of Fun and Entertainment
When Andrew receives treatment at Kaiser Permanente in Hollywood, California, he spends days or even weeks at the hospital. Many times, he can’t leave his room.
“He was given the opportunity to play with the Starlight Fun Center and it changed his mood completely,” Brenda said. “He was not acting like he was in the hospital. He was acting normal as if he was at home. It really helped him be distracted and have so much fun.”
Stream for Starlight
This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We’re inviting the gaming community to stream their favorite game and hold a fundraiser on Tiltify to help us raise $50,000 to deliver video games and virtual reality to seriously ill kids. Because hospitalized kids are still just kids and kids want to play!
Create your fundraiser today so you can play for kids like Andrew all across the US.
Learn more about our campaign and how you can help deliver happiness to seriously ill kids and their families.