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Minnesotans Attend Event to Help St. Joseph Boy with Brain Injury

Updated: 11/04/2013 12:21 AM
Created: 11/03/2013 10:11 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Minnesotans attended an event Sunday night to help a 6-year-old boy who has a brain injury.
KSTP has been following the story of Andre Robinson for months.

When he was an infant he was accidentally dropped 13 feet, and his family was told Andre of St. Joseph may never leave the hospital.

Andre and his mom, Kim Notsch, have spent most of his six years counting the achievements of the little athlete and student.

"I honestly couldn't be happier for him because he's come so far," Notsch said.

But lately, they have been counting the two to three seizures he has had every day. "In September he was put into a helmet to protect his brain and his head because the doctors are worried that he's going to hit hard, and it could be the end. Which is scary," Notsch said. To fix the problem, Andre is facing more meds or more surgery.

"Because he was so young, the doctors had no idea which way his brain was going to go. The brain, it can heal completely, and he wouldn't have any problems. It could not heal at all and he would have all the problems in the world and so every day is a different day," Notsch said.

Dozens of people gathered at Duck's Sports Bar and Grill in St. Cloud on Sunday night for the benefit for Andre.

If you want to help the family with medical bills, click here to learn how.


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