NYO Lyn Poulos stroked her daughter’s long brown hair as the runners and walkers crossed the finish line, most of them too fatigued to notice the little girl curled up in the wheelchair to their right. John Poulos seemed to high-five and thank each of the 840 finishers as his little girl silently held court. They call themselves ‘Andee’s Army’ and they ran and walked this overcast Saturday morning for the little girl whose name was on …
By Savannah Weeks For Sandy Springs Neighbor It’s as if she went to sleep when she was 14 and woke up at 16,” said Lyn Poulos, mother of Andee Poulos, who was rushed into emergency surgery after complaining of a headache at swim practice in 2011 Read Full Article »
On March 31, 2012 Andee’s Army launched its FIRST ANNUAL 5K FUN RUN/WALK at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Major roads were blocked for this special event and nearly 1000 runners, countless volunteers and participants all rallied together to help support 15 year old Andee Poulos, (stricken with a non traumatic brain injury identified as an AVM 15 months ago) and all children with non traumatic brain injuries. The Run was a huge success netting over $55K, making it one of Metro Atlanta’s most profitable and highly attended private events.
By Rebecca Chase Williams For The Crier
Nearly a thousand people lined up on Mt. Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs on Saturday for a 5-K fun-run, to show their support and raise money for a 15-year old girl named Andee.
It looked like an army, and it was— “Andee’s Army” in honor of Andee Poulos, who 15 months ago was an honor roll student at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, an all-star softball player and year-round swimmer. In January 2011, Andee called her mother at 3 p.m. to tell her she had a headache and wasn’t feeling well. By 6 p.m. the young girl was in a coma, being airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital. In an instant, her life, and that of her family’s changed.
By Gloria Love For Sandy Springs Neighbor
As an eighth-grader at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Sandy Springs, Andee Poulos was busy with homework, softball practice, making friends and volunteering at church.
Her family had no way of knowing something was going wrong in Andee’s brain, but she was born with an arteriovenous malformation — an abnormal opening between a cluster of arteries and veins.