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I am Andre’s mother.

Dearest Supporters and Families,

The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation has provided over $4 million in assistance to families over the past fifteen years, with each payment given in a 24 hour turnaround time. Our highest intention is to help single parents of catastrophically ill …

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I am a mother. My beautiful daughter Carina died of leukemia in my arms.

I remember the doctor telling me her chances of survival were two percent. After this devastating news, I kept thinking, “What next? What do I do next?”

The only good thing that came of this is …

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I am a father. Money is tight when living paycheck to paycheck and fear of losing my son, my job, and our home was an unfortunate reality. Because of this Foundation, we still have our house.

More importantly, thanks to God we still have our beautiful son and family – …

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I am a donor to the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation. When our daughter Jenny spent months in the hospital after an automobile accident as a teen, we saw firsthand the strain on families blindsided by medical trauma. We were lucky: Jenny had the best doctors, my husband Tim …

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I am a teen survivor. When I was 16, I was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a frightening form of cancer.  During my two year illness, I learned about love from my mother’s unwavering strength and sacrifice. Because of her, I was not afraid to die; my biggest fear was dying …

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