In Memory of Andrew

Photo portrait of 1995 DO-IT Scholar Andrew

You may know Andrew as one of our '95 DO-IT Scholars...bright, witty, upbeat, always ready for a new challenge.

Some of you may have only corresponded with him via electronic mail--you may recognize part of his email signature:

Andrew :)
"Nobody said life would be easy.
They only said it would be worth it!"

On May 17, 1996 we lost our dear friend and DO-IT partner, Andrew. Andrew, who had muscular dystrophy, died of complications from pneumonia. He was sick for only a few days. Chuck, Andrew's dad, wanted us to know that "DO-IT was one of the best things in Andrew's life." I know I speak for all of us at DO-IT when I say Andrew will be missed, and he will always be part of our DO-IT family. As we face this tremendous loss, I think Andrew would say to us: "Nobody said life would be easy. They only said it would be worth it!"


Excerpt from Letter from Andrew's Family:

Dear Scholars, Ambassadors, Staff and Mentors:
We want to thank all of you for making this past year of Andrew's life so much more fulfilling, rewarding and adventurous. He was so excited by the vision that the DO-IT program offered him. He was always talking about how he was going to go to college and get a degree in computer drafting and he was going to grab the tiger of life by the tail. He was going to set up his own business here at home and conduct his business via all the latest in communication technology. Unfortunately, his life energy ran a little short of his ambitions.
Chuck, Connie, Jennifer and Jackie