The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough, a 14 year old athlete and ‘straight A’ student from Wilmington, Delaware. Andrew went from playing four soccer games on January 27, 2007 to cardiac arrest and a diagnosis of leukemia and sepsis just 48 hours later. Andrew’s blood type and the family’s motto was, and continues to be, “B+” …“Be Positive”. Andrew’s valiant journey was chronicled by local and national media and his website received over 1,000,000 hits in the first six months. Andrew went to Heaven on July 14, 2007
Throughout Andrew's illness, he inspired thousands of friends and family members. His B+ blood type became the perfect message -- BE POSITIVE -- to reflect how Andrew lived his life and how he inspired others to do the same. Many people have found inspiration in Andrew and are now having a positive impact on the lives of others by following the B+ mission: "Do Good."
Our 3 objectives:
1. Do Good by providing financial support to families in crisis as a result of a child's illness.
2. Do Good by contributing money for medical research into cures for pediatric cancers and related illnesses, and improved chemotherapy.
3. Do Good by sharing the lessons Andrew taught us: have fun, have faith, appreciate your blessings, and make time for the ones you love. Spreading the B+ message.
You can visit our site at www.BePositive.org
for more information or to help support our objectives.