Giving Back to Andy Ortez

Help with continuing medical expenses.

Andy was diagnosed in 2005 with a rare form of cancer that has greatly impacted his life. During his fight to beat cancer, the cancer spread to his lymph nodes and his lung in which time he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given only 9 months to live. Andy endured multiple treatments including various surgeries, radiation treatments and chemo treatments in hopes of curing his cancer.

While Andy is now 8 years cancer free, he still endures continuing health battles related to his cancer treatment. In the spring of 2014 he recently underwent another surgery to improve his health. Andy is an amazing father to his 14 year old son, AJ, and has 2 more sons on the way as his wife is currently pregnant with twin boys, due in August.

Through a grant from Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation along with support from his friends, family and the hockey community, we were proud to offer some financial assistance in the amount of $16,247 to aid in his recovery.