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Fighting For Her Life: Tyson and Andrea Richardson Fundraiser

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Silent Auction and Corn hole Tournament Fundraiser will be held on Oct. 22 for Tyson and Andrea Richardson at Knights of Columbus 1200 W 15th Ave in Hutchinson. All proceeds will go directly to the Richardsons for medical and financial needs. 

Tyson Richardson, the husband of Andrea “Dre” Richardson, shared that he and their two-year-old son David’s lives were forever altered when Dre suffered a massive stroke due to a blood clot in her brain that was created by significant amount of blood build-up. 

Over the past month, Dre has continued to fight through multiple surgeries, numerous scans and treatments. 

“The medical bills are piling up, and the emotional toll on our family is immeasurable,” Tyson said. “While we have been doing our best to manage these challenges, we humbly turn to you for assistance.”

The family started a GoFundMe campaign to help alleviate the financial burden from extended hospital stays, medical treatment and childcare for David. Tyson said they know times are tough for everyone and they don’t take anyone’s generosity for granted. 

“Your kindness, prayers and words of encouragement mean the world to us,” Tyson said. “If you are not able to contribute at this time, we would still appreciate your prayers and your willingness to share this link with your friends and families.”

In a recent update on the GoFundMe page, Landis Richardson, who set up the fundraiser for the family, posted yesterday (Sept. 27):

“Four weeks ago today, Andrea underwent two craniotomies and a thrombectomy. To say the last four weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions would be an understatement. Some days were filled with joy because of her progress and other days were filled with tears because of the declines in her status, whether medical or neurological. A few days ago, we were stressed trying to figure out why she was so unresponsive again, so we gathered as a group and made some major changes to her medication regimen. The next two nights she slept both nights with minimal issues and today she woke up ready to dominate this day!”

The post also shared that Dre has been moving more frequently as well, lifting her head off the bed, trying to sit up on her own and trying to mouth words too.

Landis shared the best part of the day was witnessing Dre in physical therapy, initiating movement while walking (with lift assistance).

“She even got to spend some time outdoors for the first time in 4.5 weeks!” Landis said. “We all cried today but for the first time in a while they were happy tears!! The nurses and docs all gathered around and then we clapped and praised her for doing what we all knew that she could!!”

If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe, visit, Fundraiser for Tyson Richardson by Landis Richardson : Fighting For Her Life- Andrea Richardson (gofundme.com)

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