Help Drew Grant Wishes

NYPD Sgt. Andrew Martin, also known as "Drew" to his friends, "Yogi" to his AEPi Brothers, and "My Little Pony" to his Con Buddies passed away on November 27th at the age of 40.  We were, and still are shocked that he's gone.

Some of you may know that Drew was a HUGE Disney Fan, owning just about every Disney movie on VHS, DVD and BluRay.  

So what better way to honor his memory than to send deserving families to Disney to experience the magic themselves.

For each batch of $7500 that we raise in Drew's name, a family will get that chance.  And each time we hit that goal, we will re-set and do it all over again.

As we get closer to the goal, Make-A-Wish will send over the details about a local family that the money will be going to and I'll post it here.

In case you don't know about Make-A-Wish, here are some more details about the foundation:

"Since 1980 when a boy named Chris wished to be a police officer, the Make-A-Wish Foundation®has granted the wishes of more than 240,000 children - one wish every 40 minutes. As a the Make-A-Wish Foundation®supporter, I have seen the remarkable power of a wish - the gift of hope, strength and joy is immeasurable to a seriously ill child. It quite simply does what no medicine can - bringing precious moments of respite and joy to the children, their families and even entire communities."

I invite you to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and to support the efforts of this worthy organization. Please join me in making a difference in the life of a child, and for the memory of Drew - please donate today!

-Spat


Help Us Reach Our Goal

So far We've raised $15,195.00.

Honor Roll

alan spindel

Amount:

$95.00

Making better use with what wouldve been spent at NYCC. Miss ya Drew!

Grace Lee

Amount:

$30.00

Welcome back~. P.S. NOT funny. :(

Meredith katzowitz

Amount:

$10.00

Sean O'Shea

Amount:

$10.00

roger sherman

Amount:

$50.00

Happy Holidays Brother Drew!

Anthony Muller

Amount:

$200.00

For Ford Fairlane

Janis McDonald

Amount:

$10.00

Natalie Araujo

Amount:

$145.00

We will never forget you Drew. - Nat and Andrew

Kitty Klein

Amount:

$50.00

Drew, may you rest in peace always.

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Amy Thompson

Amount:

$20.00

Andy Liaw

Amount:

$70.00

May everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

We miss you Drew-bear.

Michael "Wink" Winkler

Amount:

$50.00

In memory of my Brother Drew. You are missed!

Faith and Gavin Bechtold

Amount:

$25.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$40.00

To bring it up to a more even number!

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$88.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Natalie Araujo

Amount:

$116.00

includes $16 from Rangers fans!

Patricia Martin

Amount:

$25.00

You are our special angel Love and miss you Love Mom and Chrissy

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$1,015.00

This is the money we raised at the DragonCon Raffle!! Big thanks to everyone who donated!!!

Amy Thompson

Amount:

$20.00

Loss carves out a deep, hollow pocket. It is our hope to fill it with something meaningful, all the while missing you. xo Girl Drew

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

Please.

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

:*)

Frank Peters

Amount:

$50.00

For Frank for the Raffle

Roger Sherman

Amount:

$50.00

Let's help our Brother Drew acheive this, he would have wanted this way! Rumor ha it if we hit the goal then Drews Black Book will be autioned off next!

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$51.00

I'll take that challenge! Here's to you, Drew!

DEBORAH FAVUZZA

Amount:

$25.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$130.00

Happy Birthday, Drewbert.

Morgan Campbell

Amount:

$100.00

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

Happy Birthday~

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

Hi~ Keeping busy all over these days, aren't you.

Patricia Martin

Amount:

$50.00

Andrew Always in our hearts Missing you and Daddy. Love your family

alan spindel

Amount:

$119.00

For Drew.

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$100.00

Money collected at Christmas Party. Missed you being there, Drew!

Agron Vukaj

Amount:

$100.00

Christine Czachur

Amount:

$100.00

I miss you, Drew My Little Pony!!

Grace Lee

Amount:

$20.00

Wish it was more. Miss you.

Brandon Waldon

Amount:

$25.00

Phyllis Kaplan

Amount:

$36.00

Russ Krook

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$369.00

Bruce Smith

Amount:

$55.00

Antony Leach

Amount:

$15.00

Frank Peters

Amount:

$150.00

Tristan Currie-Davis

Amount:

$50.00

Scott Scovill

Amount:

$200.00

Great Cause :)

David Markowski

Amount:

$50.00

Miss you, Drew.

Jennifer Smith

Amount:

$830.00

Cash donations at DragonCon!

Lynn Blither

Amount:

$20.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$75.00

Cans donations from Mearle, Trooper Dyl, Trigger, Scooter, Dark and Stormy and Travis.

Kimberly Chesky

Amount:

$50.00

Frank Peters

Amount:

$50.00

BDU

Christian Matzke

Amount:

$15.00

BDU. This is such a wonderful way to honor Drew.

Michael Nutley

Amount:

$116.00

Drew, I know you are looking down on all of us and laughing out loud. We miss you brother

Natalie Araujo

Amount:

$50.00

Still thinking about you lots. Can't believe you won't be with us for DragonCon. It won't be the same without a hug from you.

Rob & Lottie Slater

Amount:

$100.00

You are greatly missed and we will raise a glass to you at Dragon.

James Kenney

Amount:

$10.00

William and Heather Law

Amount:

$50.00

We will miss you in Atlanta year, and every other. Until we meet again.

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Drew - gone way too soon, but never forgotten.

Jonathan Zeron

Amount:

$25.00

Amanda McKinney

Amount:

$100.00

still missing you Drew!

Melissa Klassen

Amount:

$20.00

Craig Barrett

Amount:

$100.00

Not the same without you at the cons, my friend. You are missed.

Brandon Betteridge

Amount:

$50.00

#BDU - Brandon & Krista

Lauren DeLisle

Amount:

$50.00

#BDU

Paul Dickstein

Amount:

$100.00

RICHARD LEPARMENTIER

Amount:

$20.00

DO IT FOR DREW!

Eric Tank

Amount:

$25.00

Raffle for Aliens bdu's AND support a worthy cause? Gotta love it.

Narelle Bowmaker

Amount:

$40.00

#BDU Drew-man, you are gone but not forgotten. Memories are eternal! xxx

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

alan spindel

Amount:

$100.00

Drew Rules!

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$100.00

For the Mermaid. :(

Grace Lee

Amount:

$50.00

:( Miss you Drew~ We know you're watching over everyone; here and there.

Storm Morales

Amount:

$50.00

I only knew Drew for a short time but in that time I got to meet a wonderful person.

Gregory Nowling

Amount:

$20.00

4 BDU tickets

ISABEL DICKSTEIN

Amount:

$40.00

Kathy Johnson

Amount:

$30.00

Matthew Nargi

Amount:

$25.00

Miss you, my friend.

Artur Chrostowski

Amount:

$50.00

Diana Fiore

Amount:

$25.00

Sharri Smith

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$50.00

A little more for My Little Pony.

Mark Morgan

Amount:

$140.00

I raised this money in honor of Drew. He was an awesome guy! The crew of the IKV Stormbringer salute you!

Karyn McCaffrey

Amount:

$50.00

REMEMBERING THE GOOD TIMES AT MCGUIRE'S!!!

Ellen Schulman

Amount:

$50.00

Andrew,we love you and miss you everyday.

ISABEL DICKSTEIN

Amount:

$50.00

Keith Carter

Amount:

$40.00

thanks Drew, wish you were here to see this.

Amy Mershon

Amount:

$20.00

Miss you Drew!!

John Garzillo

Amount:

$20.00

Miss You Man!!!

Frank & Kathy Maresca

Amount:

$100.00

Happy Birthday to my wonderful nephew Andrew. You are greatly missed in all of our lives. Uncle Frank & Aunt Kathy.

Dana Brusa

Amount:

$40.00

I still miss you Drew.

Donald & Elizabeth Morisi

Amount:

$100.00

We're so glad we got to talk and spend time with you on your visit to Uncle Don on my birthday. We miss and love you Andrew. Aunt Liz & Uncle Don

Barbara Giarratano

Amount:

$100.00

I know bringing happiness to a child would be something that Andrew would very much want to do. Love you Aunt Barbara

Amanda McKinney

Amount:

$490.00

Because we have to cross the finish line for you Drew.

Jason Stanley

Amount:

$200.00

Jasmine Anderson

Amount:

$25.00

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Amount:

$100.00

Suzette Lawler Sankar

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew, Drew, Drewbaby... You have certainly left a mark on the world. And we all miss you!

Michael Ziemer

Amount:

$50.00

Keith Ross

Amount:

$50.00

RIP my friend. I miss seeing you in Fridays

madelynn liguori

Amount:

$50.00

Joseph Maniscalco

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Daniel Gavrity

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Heather Harris

Amount:

$50.00

Kimberly Savino

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

Smile Like You Mean It =)

Spat Oktan

Amount:

$50.00

Miss you every day, Drew.

Wendy Wahlberg

Amount:

$10.00

Patricia Martin

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew, You are our Special Angel. We are so proud of you. Love Mom and Dad.

David Martin

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew, You will always be in our hearts. We love you. David, Luisa, Daniella, Ariana and Joseph.

Christine Martin

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew, I think about and miss you every single day. Thank you for loving me and being my friend and brother.

Marie Rappa

Amount:

$25.00

R.I.P.

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Dawn Abbaticchio

Amount:

$25.00

In loving memory of Drew. Watch over them - they all still need you.

Stephen Sciannamea

Amount:

$100.00

Matthew Martin

Amount:

$100.00

Not a day goes by that we are not thinking about you. Miss you so much - Love, Matt, Stephanie, Matthew, Jenna, and Julianna.

Rachel Koutsakos

Amount:

$25.00

RIP, Drew!

Dave Haley

Amount:

$100.00

Chris Bruno

Amount:

$50.00

Drew baby you were one of a kind but that's what made you so special

Baz Fish

Amount:

$50.00

You sir are of good character!

Irma Rivera

Amount:

$100.00

I hope this helps another family. In memory of Sgt. Drew Martin

Joseph & MaryAnn LaRosa

Amount:

$50.00

mary Flanigan

Amount:

$20.00

God Bless Sgt. Drew Martin..RIP

Heather Olmstead

Amount:

$10.00

michelle cisak

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Sorry for your loss

Pat & Richie Eccleston

Amount:

$20.00

Waldo Anicette

Amount:

$25.00

Chris & Kelly DelGaizo

Amount:

$25.00

Jeannine Fallacaro

Amount:

$20.00

Carlo Stanisci

Amount:

$25.00

Chris & Kelly DelGaizo

Amount:

$75.00

Claudio Fontana

Amount:

$50.00

Jennifer & Chris Viscuso

Amount:

$100.00

Remembering our wonderful times together, especially in Disney. Miss you so much.

Cory Marchasin

Amount:

$50.00

Godspeed.

Lynn Rampino

Amount:

$25.00

So sorry for your loss...

Herbert Jefferson

Amount:

$50.00

You are sorely missed my friend.

Mark Switzer

Amount:

$50.00

Miss you brother! Rest easy ... you're still doing lots of good.

anthony muller

Amount:

$500.00

So, is he really real or not? And please, no more messages for people as they think I am crazier than I am

Natalie Araujo

Amount:

$50.00

Miss you big guy :(

Frank Maresca

Amount:

$100.00

Not a day goes by that we all don't wish that you were still here with us. Love you my cousin.

Nicole Mentel

Amount:

$50.00

Sara Lepore

Amount:

$25.00

Kim Boppert

Amount:

$25.00

Salvatore Cena

Amount:

$100.00

Miss you and Dad every day. Our lives are not the same without you both. Love you!

Melissa Igneri

Amount:

$20.00

Finesha Colton Lee

Amount:

$50.00

James Zelenka

Amount:

$100.00

Nicole Caliguiri

Amount:

$50.00

miss you Andrew and think of you everyday.

Steven Fatone

Amount:

$125.00

Michael & Christine Maresca

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew you are always missed and forever in our hearts. Please watch over all of us. We love you<3

william O'Connor

Amount:

$25.00

Errol Oktan

Amount:

$100.00

Grace Lee

Amount:

$75.00

alan spindel

Amount:

$100.00

Keith Carter

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks Drew, miss ya.

Marc Kramer

Amount:

$100.00

He is and will be missed!

Samantha Schmidt

Amount:

$25.00

Anthony Sink

Amount:

$100.00

Amy Thompson

Amount:

$20.00

Still miss you all the time. xo

Lori Austin

Amount:

$25.00

Barry Neiss

Amount:

$20.00

Drew--You were always good for a smile and a laugh. I hope this gift to a deserving person will bring a smile to their face. : ) Barry

Julian Brown

Amount:

$20.00

Miss Ya Buddy!

Roger Sherman

Amount:

$100.00

I just got chills reading this. Life is too short RIP Drew. Miss you Bro!

Jennifer Cohen

Amount:

$25.00

You will be missed!

Michael Ciaravino

Amount:

$150.00

Dana Brusa

Amount:

$20.00

I miss you Drew.

Jennifer Smith

Amount:

$100.00

Amanda McKinney

Amount:

$200.00

God Bless you Drew.

Gina Canady

Amount:

$25.00

Miss you Bro! <3

Peggy Boppert

Amount:

$100.00

Joseph Schonberger

Amount:

$100.00

Emu kid is emu.

Patricia Drummond

Amount:

$350.00

In honor of Drew and Katie Johnson. And for Payton, a girl dear to my heart who is almost one year post bone-marrow transplant.

Rosette Allegretti

Amount:

$50.00