On May 3, 2007, only three days before his 20th birthday, Andrew Faiez Ennabe was tragically killed by a drunk driver while he was walking.
Andrew was rushed by helicopter to the hospital and pronounced brain dead a few hours later. “Doctors could not talk to us about donating his organs and tissue because we were not ready to accept the reality that our son did not have another chance at life,” said his mother Christina Ennabe. ”But all that changed when God helped us to realize the importance of donating. So we donated our son’s organs, eyes and tissue to give others a chance at a new or better life.”
Andrew, the middle son of three boys, was very active while growing up, especially in sports. He played soccer for 15 years with AYSO and in private clubs, a proud goalkeeper.
He had graduated from Diamond Bar High School in June 2005 and then attended Cal State Fullerton, dreaming of becoming a successful businessman. He had nearly completed his second year of college as a business major when he was robbed of that dream.
To honor their son, the Ennabe family started The Andrew Ennabe Charitable Foundation to help others have a better life.