Andee’s Army was formed in 2011 after a teenager named Andee suffered a severe brain injury caused by a ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). After the magnitude of the situation was realized, a group of family and friends came together to help, resulting in the formation of Andee’s Army.
Once Andee’s recovery was underway, the organization moved forward to build sustainable resources focused on helping other children and young adults in similar situations.
Andee’s Army’s patient programs offer a continuum of care, assistance, and resources focused on providing hope to children and young adults facing similar life-altering challenges resulting from neurological affecting the brain and spine injuries.
Outcomes from these types of injuries are dependent on specific circumstances and the severity of the injury. Immediate and long-term medical care and rehabilitation service are essential to recovery.
Partnerships with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Shepherd Center
Andee’s Army established patient assistance grant programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and at Shepherd Center that include a multi-year endowment fund at Shepherd Center. These programs provide financial assistance to children and youth during all phases of inpatient care and rehabilitation, as well as their transition from hospital to outpatient rehabilitation and home-life following a brain or spinal injury.
Eligible expenses for consideration include therapies, doctor and specialist visits, home health aids, durable equipment, assistive technology equipment, and basic home modifications.