While on a class trip to Puerto Rico, The Burlington School high school senior and class president Andrew Hartle dove into the ocean and hit his head on a rock. Andrew was injured at c3 c4 c5. He had no feeling or movement from the chest down. He underwent 12 hours of surgery Thursday 9/27/18. Surgeons removed vertebrae fragments from c4 c5 c6 and stabilized. He regained some feeling and motion in his arms but nothing below the waist.
We need urgent and significant financial help for the Hartle family so they can give Andrew every possible opportunity for recovery.
Andrew is a genuinely kind, humble, smart, handsome and extremely talented young man. He is a successful competitive swimmer and a gifted drummer and musician. He has great prospects for college. Ask anyone....teacher, student or friend and everyone loves him and speaks highly of him. His sense of humor and quick whit always draws people in. Andrew’s positive attitude and beautiful smile combined with his joyful kindness are things we pray will serve him well thru the upcoming months.
The days ahead will be an unbearable time for Andrew, his parents and his little brother and sister. They are a good, honest, hardworking, faith filled family who need God’s merciful hand and favor. We deeply appreciate any financial gift and assure everyone that every penny goes to Andrew’s recovery. The Andrew Elliott Hartle Irrevocable Trust has been established and is being managed by Robert Rose, Trustee.
Andrew’s dad has been updating on Facebook each day. His name is Jeremy Hartle and his mom is Amy Hartle.