Fundraiser for 4-Year-Old with a Rare Disorder

May 04 2021 05:30 pm

A team effort in support of their star player 4-year-old Andre Carson.  At Chronic Tacos in Fresno, burritos are being rolled and sold to help pay for Andre’s costly therapy. Expensive treatments that could help him recover from a rare diagnosis.

“Everyone has Team Andre on their wrist tonight.  So we’re definitely supporting him,” says Chronic Tacos regional manager Evelyn Reimer.     

Andre’s life changed in March. This healthy and active 3-year-old suddenly became sick. His mother Kamareia Parrish took him to the doctor with flu like symptoms.

“The next night we went to bed and I woke up and he wasn’t responding to me,” she says.  

A cat-scan revealed brain lesions and inflammation.  A serious condition with an only 30% chance of survival.  Andre is now wheelchair bound, but treatments, faith, and support are helping.

“God.. Support from friends and family,  and Andre.  Everything they said he wouldn’t do, he’s done,” says Parrish.  

When the management at Chronic Tacos learned about Andre, they wanted to help.  A portion of the proceeds from tonight’s restaurant sales will help pay for what insurance won’t.

“It’s new and it’s experimental. You get into an oxygen chamber for 30 minutes and breathe high levels of oxygen.  It’s supposed to revive brain cells,” Parrish explains.  

“I can’t believe he’s 4-years old.  I can’t believe he’s suffering like this.  We really want to help him out,” says Reimer.  

It was a team effort to help restore a better life for their littlest star. The family is hoping to raise $25,000 to pay for treatments and specialized therapy. Donations can be made to their GoFundMe page.

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