L.I.F.E. coordinates with Drew Brees to send message of hope to 19-year-old leukemia patient Anthony Derouen

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2020 Recipient – Anthony Derouen
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Happy Giving Tuesday!

Anthony Derouen was referred to L.I.F.E. last month. After reviewing his application, we knew we could help. Huge thank you to all of our followers & donors over the years! With your help we’ve been able to keep Eric’s spirit alive. We wish Anthony & his family all the best in his recovery. Another big thanks to the Ochsner Hospital for Children for connecting us with Anthony, and to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints for answering our call for help!! (Note: This was NOT a video through Cameo, this was coordinated directly through the New Orleans Saints and sent from Drew Brees himself. Incredible!) We also want to give a special shout out to the Eliza Jane Hotel in New Orleans for helping us to give his family a temporary place to stay. And a special thanks to the Nike Factory Store in Gonzales for opening their store 2 hours early, and all of the gifts, kindness and warm welcomes that their entire staff gave him. We look forward to watching Anthony’s big smile carry over into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as soon as possible!

To donate to Anthony & his family directly, please visit his GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/21ikbawns0

With Love,

Update 7/14/2020 – Anthony’s mother Aimee notified us that he passed away this morning. Our hearts go out to her and his 2 brothers.  May he rest in peace.