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The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation® honors the life of Andrew McDonough. Andrew battled leukemia, septic shock and complications of childhood cancer for 167 days before passing away on July 14, 2007, at the age of 14. Andrew’s B+ blood type became his family’s and friends’ motto throughout his fight against childhood cancer — to “Be Positive”.
The B+ Foundation® is about Kids Helping Kids Fight Cancer™ — raising money through dance marathons, 5Ks, T-shirt sales and more, to provide financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide. The B+ Foundation® also funds critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.
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Andrew McDonough has had a significant impact on my life, and I never got the chance to meet him. Working with The B+ Foundation, specifically through NYDM, has undoubtedly made me a better person. It made me a better leader in my community, a better friend to those I know and a better sister to a very special young woman who I had the privilege of watching grow up. – Tori W.
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew, a 14-year-old student-athlete from Wilmington, Delaware. January 27, 2007, Andrew helped lead his team to victory in a Pennsylvania state championship soccer tournament. Within 48 hours, he was in cardiac arrest. The diagnosis was AML Leukemia. The doctors didn’t expect Andrew to live through the night. Amazingly, Andrew fought for 167 days and went to Heaven on July 14, 2007.
Andrew’s life was far too brief, but he will be remembered forever for his wonderful sense of humor and kindness for all. His personality had a special magic, and his enthusiasm for life was infectious.