Andreas Vogelsberger video to promote Relay for Life

A video about a District 7150 exchange student’s battle with cancer will be used by the American Cancer Society at the national level to promote Relay for Life. The video, “Andreas, Our Angel,” was created by Michel DeBottis (Oneida, NY Rotary Club) and his son Brian.

The video tells the story of Andreas (Andy) Vogelsberger, who was an exchange student hosted by the Oneida Rotary Club in 2010-11; Michel DeBottis was his club counselor. Andy was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer at 15 years old and lost his battle with the cancer on March 7, 2013.

The poignant video also includes the recording of a song Andy wrote and professionally video recorded while battling cancer. Andy wrote “The Angel” as a source of encouragement to cancer patients and their caregivers.

The video can be viewed on this website’s Video page (click here) or on YouTube by clicking here.