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PATCH DISPLAY Debut

The Andy Noble Patch Collection will debut in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 15th & 16th, sponsored by the Utah Jazz. Come join us at EnergySolutions Arena

View a gallery of photos from the event

 

"Andy's all about helping people. That's what he wants — to help people"

ANDY CELEBRATES HIS 22ND BIRTHDAY ON TUESDAY JANUARY 31, 2012. SEND HIM A BIRTHDAY CARD TO THE ADDRESS BELOW.

 

ANDY NOBLE'S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Andy Noble of Roseville, Michiganis an amazing young man who has cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease. When his mother, Laurie, adopted him as a fetal alcohol syndrome baby, he was not expected to live a week. In January of 2008 Andy turned 18 years old. Al- though physically challenged, Andy has one passion — to become a Firefighter, Police Officer, or Emergency Responder. To support her son's dream, Laurie writes letters to Police and Fire Departments around the world to request patches and memorabilia. His collection of patches now approaches 15,000.

 

Andy Noble (seated), members of the Roseville, Michigan Fire and Police departments and representatives of Oakland Firefighters Random Acts escort five cartons representing Andy's collection of patches to be flown to Salt Lake City, Utah

Roseville Firefighters prepare to transport Andy's patches to the airport where they will be flown to Salt Lake City, Utah.

When Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, a charitable non-profit organization, found out that Andy’s 15,000 patches were sitting in his sister’s closet stuffed into plastic bags sorted out by state and country, it decided to sponsor a project to mount and display Andy's patch collection so that he could see his life’s work all together for the first time. Roseville Firefighters picked up the patches from Andy’s house and, under police escort, drove them to the Detroit airport where they would be flown to Salt Lake City, Utah. At The LDS Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City over 100 volunteers stitched for over five months to mount the patches representing 50 states and 35 countries on to 286 eight foot long scrolls. Upon completion, when placed end to end, Andy’s patch collection would cover the length of over seven football fields.



PREMIERE EXHIBITION
Andy Noble’s Patch Collection

August 15, 2008 (1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
August 16, 2008 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

EnergySolutions Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah

On August 15th & 16th at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Andy saw, for the first time, his life’s work and collection of nearly 15,000 patches entirely mounted and displayed. Andy is all about helping people, and he wants the traveling exhibition of his patch collection to be a means to raise money for Police and Firefighter supported charities. It is his way of giving back to his Heroes and saying “Thank You” to them. Donations received at this event will go to the University Health Care Burn Camp supported by the Professional Firefighters of Utah. The camp gives burn victims an opportunity to meet and share their experiences with others of similar circumstance, develop self-esteem and achievement, and form lasting relationships. The premiere exhibition of Andy Noble’s Patch Collection was being sponsored by EnergySolutions Arena, the Utah Jazz, and Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, with contributions made by The LDS Humanitarian Center.

View a gallery of photos from this event.

To make a sponsorship donation, or to sponsor an exhibition of Andy Noble’s Patch Collection to support your hometown emergency responders, please call (510) 465-8422, or send an e-mail to:info@ofrandomacts.org.

For additional details on the Salt Lake City Exhibition see Press Release.

 

 

   
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