For me there is no other option. Andrew Weishar was special. I know this is often said regarding others, but in this case, it’s the truth. He was “that” young man, the entire package. Andrew was smart, handsome, kind, considerate, respectful, athletic, generous, selfless, genuine. He was a people magnet. He never sought attention, but rather always worried about everyone else, even during his battle with cancer. Andrew had a mega-watt smile that lit up a room. This smile never left his face, even at the very end. His strength of character, his strength of spirit, and his strength of faith was inspirational. Not once during his three-year battle did he ask anything for himself. His one and only dying wish was that his family pay forward the kindness and generosity shown to their family during his journey. As neighbors and friends of the Weishar family, Andrew, Dan, and Nic are like sons to me. When Dan decided to honor Andrew by creating the Andrew Weishar Foundation (Weish4Ever), it was a no-brainer for me to be involved. I am humbled and honored to be a small part of such a wonderful organization. I believe Andrew watches over us and smiles at what Dan has created in his name.
I have spent the past 10+ years in the non-profit world and enjoy the unique challenges that go along with this arena, but even more than that, the many blessings. In my various roles I have met the most passionate and amazing people. As a breast cancer survivor and recipient of so much kindness myself, I am keenly aware of the difference these organizations make in the lives of others. I am inspired daily to continue these good works. Married for 30 years, my husband, Jeff, and I have three wonderful children - Marissa (plus Tyler), Martin and Jeffrey. They are the source of my joy.