Andee’s Army celebrates five years
Andee’s Army, the foundation providing assistance to young people recovering from neurological and brain injuries and conditions, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a cocktail and buffet dinner party at The Estate in Buckhead.
The event offered guests an opportunity to hear more about the foundation from board chair John Carlos and two courageous young people, Andee Poulos, for whom the foundation was initiated and named, and Kelsey Tainsh, who has successfully started on her own career. Click here to read more.
Southern Season’s Magazine
With the motto “Inspired by one, supporting many,” Andee’s Army continues to make strides in its mission to help children with brain injuries. Since its inception five years ago, the nonprofit Youth Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation has provided financial assistance to over 100 patients for uninsured medical expenses and related costs for their individual recovery. Click here to read more.
This Thanksgiving, one Metro Atlanta family has a lot to be thankful for. Because of the generosity of strangers, a 21-year-old college athlete is recovering from a stroke.
Just by looking at 21-year-old Keltin Devoe, most people would have no idea what he’s been through. On April 6, the baseball player had a stroke.
“My head started hurting really, really bad,” Devoe said. “I called my mom as fast as I could. Thank God, I got the call off.”
“He was struggling to find his words. I knew something was terribly wrong,” said Keltin’s mother, Kelly Hall. Click here to read more.
Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club has expanded its Adopt a Mile program during the Atlanta 10 Miler for 2015. Thirteen organizations will receive a donation from Atlanta Track Club for “adopting” a mile along the race course on Sunday, October 25. Approximately $60,000 will be awarded among the participating organizations. Click here to read more.
Andee’s Army Summer BBQ Festival welcomed almost 400 participants, sponsors, volunteers and softball players on Saturday at the American Legion Post on June 20.
Both the festival and corresponding softball tournament raised close to $30,000 for Andee’s Army. Nine teams competed for awards in both butt and ribs while a line up of live bands provided music all afternoon. In addition to good food, music and sunny weather, highlights of the day included a few rowdy Shepherd Center buccaneer pirates, celebrity judging, a 50/50 raffle and a Big Green Egg Nest Package raffle, a $50,000 check presentation to Shepherd Center from Andee’s Army, and several Andee’s Army recipients on hand to pull winning raffle tickets.
In its mission to extend outreach to children and adolescents with brain injuries, Andee’s Army, Inc., an Atlanta-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, has established an endowed adolescent patient assistance fund at Shepherd Center brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation hospital. The fund will help support adolescents and their families with medical treatment, rehabilitation and home care needs not typically covered by insurance or other compensation sources. Click here to read more.
The Shepherd Center
Andee Poulos has a sense of humor, and it’s wonderful to witness – like the time a few weeks ago when her occasionally sarcastic father, John, said something a tad devilish about not being able to convince his daughter’s in-home caregiver to work weekends.
“She must not like you,” Andee says to her father from a living room sofa in the family’s home in Atlanta.
With her caregiver in the nearby dining room, a peculiar juxtaposition of characters was at hand as the 17-year-old reflected her father’s playful remark.
It was all the more interesting because, not long ago, Andee didn’t seem to like anyone, and speaking was a lost ability. The comedic timing she displayed in the repartee with her father seemed impossible. Click here to read more.