Philanthropic Work

Please visit the foundation's website below that bears the name of my teenage son Andre who died of a malignant brain tumor.

A portion of the revenue from art sales supports the mission of the Andre Sobel River of Life charitable organization.

Compassion Can't Wait

When single parent families with a catastrophically ill child are in financial despair COMPASSION CAN'T WAIT.

The sudden onset of a child’s life threatening illness would devastate any family, but for a single parent with rapidly dwindling finances, it is unimaginable.

How is it possible for a single mother to go to work every day while her sick child is in constant and urgent need of her?

How can a single father carry on his work, when all he wants to do is to make sure that everything possible is being done for his child?

How can single parents afford to give up their source of income and jeopardize their health insurance?

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of families whose child is diagnosed with a critical illness will experience divorce or separation.

The ordeal of a child’s grave illness tests our families beyond their endurance, and they

become bankrupt financially, emotionally and physically. While we cannot cure a child, we can help them cope and soften their heartbreaking journeys.

– See more at: Andre Sobel River of Life