In Honor of Andrew Weishar
The AWF was established to honor the memory of Andrew Weishar and his legacy of helping others to live with faith, courage, and strength. Andrew and the Weishar family learned firsthand what many survivors have learned when coping with cancer.
What The Weishar Family Learned
Endless Acts of Kindness: Andrew was constantly amazed and grateful for the endless acts of kindness he received from so many people.
Financial Burden: When Andrew was diagnosed, the Weishar family quickly realized that, on top of being a physical, mental, and psychological struggle; cancer is an extreme financial burden.
Family Battle: Cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient - it affects the lives of the entire family and/or loved ones.
Escaping the Toll of Cancer: During Andrew’s 3-year battle, his greatest highlights were the “escapes” from the treatments and realities of his diagnosis. Andrew’s time with his family, friends, and moments of everyday, normal activities, provided needed reprieve from the realities he was facing.
Paying It Forward
Prior to Andrew’s passing, in October of 2012, he asked his younger brother Dan to “pay forward” the acts of kindness and generosity he received. In early 2013, the AWF was created to honor Andrew’s request of paying it forward, specifically by: providing acts of kindness and generosity; easing the financial burden; bringing joy to the family, and providing a temporary escape.