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Messages of Love and Support

We all want Andre to know how much we care about and support him in his recovery. Leave your wishes, comments and messages of support for Andre and his family here.

Comments (44)

  1. Stephanie Gaoan (Bob):
    Mar 01, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Dear Andre,

    It has been along time since we last spoke. I'm glad you have that wonder smile back up on your face :) You always brightened my days! I'm glad you were able to heal after this hard time, but that's just the way you are, always pushing forward! Thinking positively about you, Andre!

    Love, Steph.

  2. Natasha:
    Mar 01, 2012 at 03:35 PM

    First, I just want to say how happy I am in your recovery, in your life, and your high beautiful spirits. I wish you and your family the very very best. I also wanted to say that I was at St. Anthony Hospital in November, my mother suffered from two strokes. I passed your room in the ICU everyday for 2 1/2 weeks, I saw your family everyday. I recognized your face on 9news the other day because I saw your picture your family had up of you outside your room and remembered you. I wanted to hug your mother everyday, and just hold her. But for some reason, I didnt. I really wish I would have. Sharing that waiting room with your family, you build a relationship it feels like even though not one word is ever exchanged. So, to your mother here is my hug to her I wish I would have given (((HUG))). I wish you the very best, keep your beautiful positive spirit and believe. In my heart, I felt like I just had to share my feelings with you and wish you the very best. I'm thankful I have the opportunity to do so. My prayers are with you and your family, stay positive! :)

  3. Tiffany Dunmire:
    Mar 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I didn't talk to you much in school, but the few encounters we had were always a good one. I don't think I ever saw you not smiling. I am so happy to see how well you are doing; I came to visit a few days after the accident and I'm glad to see you smiling again. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers often. Best wishes to you.
    With love, Tiffany.

  4. Karen and John:
    Feb 29, 2012 at 08:58 PM

    Best wishes for your recovery Andre. We will always remember Nov 6th and our thoughts are with those whose lives were changed that day.

  5. Jessica:
    Feb 29, 2012 at 07:01 PM

    Hi Andre and family, I have been in contact with you and your family for a few months. I was working here in the ICU when you came in that morning, and I'm so proud of the recovery you've made and the strength you've shown. It was also a pleasure to work with you at Disguises in 2010! You have a wonderful family and I hope to see you get home soon. Much love and peace to you and your family,

    Jessica Martinez

  6. Marlena Hill:
    Feb 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM

    I just read your follow up story on, I am so glad to see you are doing well at Craig. I know there were lot of people who cared for you at St. Anthony's, all of us are happy to see an update and wish you more success in your road to recovery!

  7. class:
    Feb 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I hope u heel fast

  8. angelique kienitz:
    Feb 21, 2012 at 08:29 PM

    hi aundre! just thinking of you tonight. hope you are feeling better this week. still prayen for you everyday. i've been telling everyone that i know about the intrviews that will air on tues. and wed. i will plug my sunday school on sunday. they have all been praying for you, so now they will get to meet you via the tv. i will be calling my friends and family as well. love, ang

  9. Rebecca Alexander:
    Feb 07, 2012 at 06:08 PM

    Andre, This email is a day late, but I want you to know that you, Steven, Tyler and Rain occupied my thoughts all day yesterday on the 3 month anniversary of the accident. You have become an important part of this journey for me, and it has been an absolute blessing and joy for me to watch your progress as you recover. You are a strong and amazing young man, and I know that the future holds much joy and many grand adventures for you. Keep working, keep smiling, and try to remain grateful for all the good things that remain in your life. -- Rebecca

  10. Jean and Tom:
    Jan 06, 2012 at 09:13 PM

    Andre - this is such great news - that you're eating again!! You've worked so hard at breathing on your own and now you're swallowing cheesecake! All your friends here in Milwaukee are so very proud of what you've already accomplished, and we know it's just the beginning of more independence for you as you continue to heal and get stronger. Hello to your mom and dad, Diame and Shenoa, Onica and her boys and your supergran and our friend, Kara.
    We think of you each day and send love and good thoughts for you and your family.
    Jean and Tom Sobon

  11. ivey family:
    Dec 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Andre and family, We are thinking of you on this Christmas day. We continue to pray for you and wish you a Merry Christmas. Gold bless!

  12. Regina Rodriguez:
    Dec 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I am Christian's mother. I have been following your recovery on Twitter, I want you to know that myself and my children include you everyday in our prayers. We are praying for your recovery and for your families strength. We hope you feel the prayers! Blessings,

  13. Jen Laidlaw:
    Nov 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Andre, you don't know me, but I am Jahnavi and Holden's aunt. They care so very much about you, and thus so do I and all of my family. My oldest 2 children Haley and Callum go to LHS. I think of you, your whole family and your friends often. I hope for new triumphs and good news every day. Prayers and positive thoughts are sent your way every day from people you will never know but who wish you all healing and love. Stay strong, and when you are low you have so many people to lift you up.

  14. jeanie cook:
    Nov 24, 2011 at 02:15 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Andre and family. Lots of gratitude for our blessings and keep getting stronger. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I've put out the word to everyone I know to keep this situation in their hearts and minds to make you strong. We are all pulling for you.

  15. Kathy:
    Nov 21, 2011 at 01:41 PM

    I'm happy to hear that you were able to put your beautiful smile on your face. I am sure it brightens up your whole room. It is going to be a rough road but you are going to be fine. Each day shows more progress. Just like everyone else, you are always on my mind.

  16. Lisa, Tim and Hallie:
    Nov 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Andre and family - we are neighbors, 11 houses down. Hallie and Andre went to school together starting in 3rd grade. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you every waking hour since the accident. We are relieved to find this website to extend support. How can we assist with the chickens and dogs? (We have chickens and a dog too.) Tim is a remodel carpenter - please let us know when it's time to make adjustments in the house, we'll be there. The strength is within you all to move through this time, and the rest of us are here to assist with the rest so you can focus all of your strength on recovery. We are with you.

  17. Jeanie Cook:
    Nov 19, 2011 at 02:45 PM

    Oh my, Kara, Tamara and Andre.
    I met Andre only one time when he came to my beauty shop in a little infant carrier, possibly 19 years ago. I am so sorry for the circumstances that involve your family. I am at a loss for words. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope only the best for all of you. Sincerely, Jeanie

  18. Jayme Ward:
    Nov 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM


    I feel so blessed to have had the privilege to grow up with you for years through Slater, Creighton and Lakewood. You have always been one of those people who just extrudes pure kindness and joy. I saw you the day before the accident as I was turning onto my street, and you stopped, smiled and waved at me and my mom. That's just the kind of guy you are--stopping to smile, wave and send some love to friends everywhere you go. After hearing about what happened, Alyson Koerner and I came home from Boulder to stop in and send our love to you and your family. On the drive to Lakewood, we were talking about how we couldn't wait to hear your infectious laugh again. Since as far back as I can remember, you've always had this crazy, contagious laugh that totally fills a room and gets everyone in it laughing too. I want you to know that my family and I are sending our thoughts and prayers out to you in hopes that soon you'll be sharing that laugh again with everyone you meet. Don't ever underestimate the power you have to make people's day a little bit lighter and happier. You're one of the only people I know who can do that with a huge smile. Get better soon, Andre. We're all here for you. With love, Jayme Ward

  19. Michael Harrison:
    Nov 18, 2011 at 07:46 PM

    Andre, congratulations for making it through all the surgeries! Brett, Andy and I have been thinking about you every day. And hoping for the best possible recovery.

  20. Jean Douglas:
    Nov 18, 2011 at 03:07 PM

    Dear Andre and Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly and I have added you to pray chains across the country.
    Never doubt for a moment that you will overcome any disabilities. When things seem the darkest, a new dawn is awaiting.
    God Bless You and Keep you and heal all of your wounds. Love and Prayers.

  21. Joan Chavez-Lee:
    Nov 17, 2011 at 07:54 PM

    I am so sorry to read about Andre. If there is anything I can do for you and your family please let me know. I can watch your chickens if you would like.
    Again, please contact me if I can help you out with errands, etc.
    Joan Chavez-Lee

  22. Kathy:
    Nov 17, 2011 at 08:51 AM

    Hi Sweetie,
    Thinking about you every day and hoping you are feeling a bit better. I wish I was there to give you a tremendous big hug, but maybe that would be too painful for you with your injuries. But I am sending one to you through the air. I hope you can feel it.

  23. ace:
    Nov 17, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Andre this is ace man i just herd the news you and steven are both in my prayers you both will get better. I hope you get a chance to read this just too see how many people love you i was reading all the updates and nearly cried when i saw your picture and realized it was you and steven miskimon i just saw steven on november 4 or 5 going into the corner store on 20th and wadsworth its so creepy how fast things can change well you are in my prayers :)

  24. Rob Frost:
    Nov 17, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    They are right... There are MANY angels looking after him, and we know he is definitely strong and nothing can take that from him. Time to heal, and become vibrant once more. We are here (so many of us) praying for you in every second of the day. We love you more than you will ever know or understand... But know we do, Get well soon my soldier. These blessings nay come from far away... but they have always been soooo close.

  25. Jean Sobon:
    Nov 16, 2011 at 08:45 AM

    Dear Andre,
    Tom and I are so relieved to hear that you came through another pair of surgeries yesterday and continue to recover and heal. Stay strong in this fight for your life and your dreams. Your future is still there even though the road to it has had some unexpected turns. We'll continue to send good thoughts for you and your family and think of you all every day.
    Jean and Tom Sobon

  26. Kathy:
    Nov 15, 2011 at 07:49 PM

    Hi Andre,
    I just checked into to see how you are doing. I love the pictures of the fish and the backgrounds of the water on the site. I think you had surgery on your leg today. I hope it went well. I think about you all the time.

  27. Emily Hurlbert:
    Nov 15, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Andre, I know we didn't talk much in school...but when we did I would always laugh because you are super funny and your laugh is awesome. You are a very optimistic and happy person and everyone knows that. I'm so very sorry that you are going through this right now. You and Steven are in my prayers and I wish you both a strong and speedy recovery.

  28. Kathy Barnes:
    Nov 14, 2011 at 06:22 PM

    Hi Andre. I have been thinking of you all day. I know this is a horrible thing for you to go through, but you will
    be okay. Just stay positive. Things will get better. Love,Kathy

  29. Sheri Williams:
    Nov 14, 2011 at 08:35 AM

    Andre, I love you SO MUCH! I think about you and your parents and your friends every day and every night, it feels like a piece of my heart was left there with you. I'm praying for your speedy recovery and for emotional strength for your mom and dad and extended family. Zach and I are both looking forward to our turn to give you a big fat hug!!!

  30. Becca Damaske:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Dear Andre, you may of heard of me but I have certainly thought about you over the long years and still keep your pics with me. I enjoyed recognizing the similar nuances that I thought were just unique to my boys, that were also visible on the three of you. I guess that was important to me because I don't look like anyone in the family I grew up with..(something your mom must of experienced to an even deeper degree), for me it was oddly comforting to realize we are all apart of something greater.
    I wish I could of actually been apart of your life in the capacity it seems like it should of been.. Sometimes, at first, is seems things that "happen" to us have no rhyme or reason...whether its good or bad....Such as your mom and I were not raised in the same family..something that we could not control...However, perhaps it really was "meant to be" that your mom was to go with her family...because it was this new path that led to her bringing you and your siblings into this world. As you are here continuing on the path that began long before even Randy or Kara were born, as we continue on our Journeys we learn the choices we make do determine alot of where we go, However, when we get there...Its up to us to learn from it, grow from it, experience it, and take what you have gained with you as you continuing on the long as we are existing we are on this journey...THATS the one constant in this universe and CANT control....What we can control is how we experience it and deal with it ...But only you can define what that means.
    However, What you are and will be going through.... Honestly, Kiddo, I cant even began to imagine nor will I try to because it would only be a shadow in comparison. Even as a nurse, and I have had alot of experiences helping and treating paients that have gone through similar ordeals as you, I still can't imagine. This "life changing experience" is in an elite group of its own. (As well as being the parents of one going through it..)
    Andre, you will heal...U are strong and young and have a life that is waiting for your attention. Soon, after much trial..You will recover.....How far you recover is not totally in your control.. but if you have limitations on your spirit that will greatly reduce your recovery....
    Thats my greatest prayer for you, Andre...To call up on the power of your spirit...
    You have greatness in you! Though we all have it too, the fact is, most seldom have to call upon it.
    There will be many times you'll need it, for this new path you are on will be testing your strength. May "the bear" in you, remain strong and determined...Though you may never understand why your life is forever altered or why you survived while those close to you, did not.. I truly hope you will that someday find acceptance.... I pray that once you know "Andre" again, that you never forget the one thing we all can control- And that is how we Choose live ....and in time you can take all you will be going through and find your joy and happiness!!
    ...I send my love, my hopes and my sympathy for all your pain and suffering and to your families emotional pain, as they are going through this with you... I pray you all find the courage to get through this and find yourselves on the "grass is greener side", always!
    love always,
    your other Aunt (in spirit) Becca:D

  31. Melanie:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Wanted to let everyone know the Good Times on West Colfax in Lakewood, two blocks west of Kipling will is having a fund raiser on Saturday November 19, 2011. Stop in, make a donation and get a free scoop of frozen custard. All donations will go to help Andre and Stevens rehabilitation funds. Pass it on!

  32. Rosemarie Johnson:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 07:57 PM

    Hi Andre:

    We think of you every day and pray for a full recovery!!! Rosemarie, Wayen and Tiger

  33. Jean and Tom Sobon:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 07:20 PM

    This message comes from Wisconsin, from good friends of your Grandma Kara, Andre. We just heard today (Sunday the 13th) about the accident
    and your injuries. We're aching with you, and for all your family, for what you're going through. This is going to be hard for you to believe right now, Andre, but you were born strong and beautiful, have an amazing family, and have wonderful and still attainable goals in your life to carry you through this time of healing. You have our constant, loving thoughts added to all the others from friends, and so does your family. Jean and Tom Sobon.

  34. Denise Litz:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 07:16 PM

    Andre...Cheyenne and I praying for you every day sending good thoughts for a strong recovery. Not a day goes by that we don't share a kind word about you and all that your family is going through at this difficult time. Your mom comes to my thoughts every day and i pray that she receives the love and strength to be by your side and continue to support you, as I know she is...we will continue to send our good thoughts and prayers to you, Andre. Denise and Cheyenne

  35. Tracy Ivey:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 06:59 PM

    We have spread the word and many prayers are being sent your way. Our family in paticular would like you to know you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We wish you a speeedy recovery and look forward to visiting you at home.
    The Ivey Family.

  36. Kathy Barnes:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Dear, dear Andre,
    Oh, how I wish I knew what words to use.........words to let you how my heart is aching for you. I am so very, very sorry to hear about your accident. You are special and dear. You and your family are in my thoughts. I simply don't know what else to say right now.

  37. Dawn Gill:
    Nov 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Hey Andre, This is your aunt Dawn in Texas. I wish so badly I could be there with you and your family right now. I just want you to know you have alot of people wishing you well from all over. We love you and pray for a speedy recovery... xoxo

  38. Bonnie Steward:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 06:32 PM

    My family and my prayers are with you. May God's hand be quick to heal you and sustain you my friend!
    You are loved and cared for!

  39. Betsey:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 06:05 PM

    I know you are a very strong and beautiful person!! You will make it through this, even if it seems like you can't right now. YOU WILL!! I am sending you positive thoughts and just know there are so many prayers and so mush love for you. Never give up!!!!

  40. Beth Topliff-Gentry:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 05:51 PM

    Andre, you and your whole family are in my prayers. I will visualize healing, wholeness and good health for your son. Please find comfort in those who are supporting you. You are not alone.

  41. Michelle Hatton:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 02:32 PM

    Hey Andre, you don't even know me although you have probably heard of me through your Mom. She came into my life when I was 16 and we have shared many similar experiences although I am an ocean away. Couldn't believe it when I rang to tell her I had given birth to a little boy and she told me she was pregnant! I visited when you were about 5 months old and my little guy was just over 1. It is one of the most precious memories of my life and you Mom is one of those people whose photos I will look at when Im having a bad day. I dont know you but I know that you will have the strength, humor and down right stubborness (said with love) of your Mom to get through this. Sorry for the essay.. Your Mom can summarise but I want you and your Mom to know that you are in my heart day by day and in my prayers (and many of my friend's prayers too) day and night. With love, Michelle

  42. Brett Harrison:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 01:51 AM

    I'm an old elementary school friend of Andre's. I had been out of contact for a few years, and was just getting back into contact when the accident happened. He was on the bus on his way to college last time I saw him, and I stayed on the bus just so I could talk to him. He's just that much fun to be around. I don't think this accident will be any more than a bump in his road. Andre' is strong and I plan on staying by his side as he gets back on his feet.

  43. Jahnavi:
    Nov 11, 2011 at 08:44 PM

    I am in the process of setting up a small fundraiser. Hopefully my school allows it, but everyone that I have talked to so far is behind me on it. Thinking positively for you, Andre. My whole family is.

  44. Andrew Harrison:
    Nov 11, 2011 at 07:38 PM

    Hi. I am an old friend of Andre's. We Used to hang out after school all the time in elementary school at Slater. After that, I went to Evirrett Middle School and lost contact with him. He was a grade ahead of me and one of my best friends, not to mention earliest. I Don't want to see him suffer, and time has not dimmed the friendship I still feel towards him. I will do what I can to support his recovery! After all, I won't abandon a friend. Andre, I can't imagine what happened, nor can I sypathize. After all, nothing like that happened to me. But that won't stop me from trying to understand and help! Your friend, Andy.

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