We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness....
As I step through life
there are many things in this world that I can't explain and that I can't control. Yet I fight seemlingly endless battles to do things that sometimes are in the end meaningless. I am fighting a battle with a very rare disease called chronic progressive neuro-behcet's or at least that was my diagnosis. Now it is Behcet's with another unknown serious neurological disease. I have been through the ringer testing everything here and there all the way to the NIH in Bethesda. The symptoms are showing a new meaning to the word grim but that is not my focus. My focus on the living and things that I can control. A sad turn of events will not be enough to make this life crumble. Sure, it is a hard life, but the things I'm learning and the things that I am able to do are amazing when I can do them.
I am changing day by day, piece by piece. I created this site to share this experience and how I want to change this world that I live in. Even if my time here is shortened by my battle, the battle will not be in vain. I do believe that we live in a world worth saving, worth changing for the better. But we all must awaken to this effort and not sit idle expecting great things to come from others. We all must take small steps together.
This is my experience, my struggle, and hopefully an insight into the legacy that I build and eventually leave behind.
My name is Andy and this is my story
Donations & Support
Check or Cash Donations for medical and other expenses are appreciated but we have a limited venue for acceptance for them. We need them for sure but we are trying to build an organization for Andy and others like him to collect donations. For those that wish to donate in helping with new medical treatments and the expenses surrounding those please contact:
Helping Hands Ministry
Andy Barwick Medical Project
135 Main Street
PO Box 337
Tallulah Falls GA 30573
Thanks for your interest in helping Andy and his family. We now know that time here is limited for Andy and our focus is becoming less on the disease on more on life and the living.
Rouse a Deaf World
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Exchange Love for Hate
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it.Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility.Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.
My Medical Bracelet
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
Healing this World
The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
Religion should never justify violence, never create inequality, and never expect others to change.