Andre was born and raised in a section eight household in the middle of Chicago Illionois to a Caucasian mother and an African-American father. Through his youth, he was a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls, attending as many games as he could and buying as many jerseys as he could afford. His mother had been a traveling nurse that hadn't been widely known, but was very highly skilled and reputable for her works in the medical field. His dad had died when Andre was two years old to a drive-by shooting. Growing up in a setting of crime, Andre always steered clear of alcohol and drugs though he did pickpocket and steal when he felt he needed it at home. In July of 2017, Andre's mother had been tasked to work in a hospital overseas in Severograd, Chernarus. Due to being still somewhat irresponsible, he decided to go along with his mother to the Asian country. Though he stayed inside during the initial spread of the infection, his mother had been working in the hospital which had quickly gotten overrun by the infected whom he decided to call biters. He barely survived getting in and out of the hospital to check on his mother, only to find out she had been turned into one herself. He quickly fled from the city as quick as he could and stuck to the major cities like Cherno, Elektro, and Berezino. Though, as each city fell, he would migrate. Yet through his migration, he would learn more and more about survival and the benefits of being a pickpocket and the knowledge others had given him would be the key to his survival.
Nowadays, he tends to stick around people who make him feel better about himself. Those whom are able to make him smile, those who give him hope for a better world, those who are golden-hearted.
Hell, he could name a couple who've already made a positive impression on him.. Seth, Edward, Chip, Rusty, Imrich, Yelena..these are names he'll never forget.
Andre used to not think that people could change, after all, he was constantly being surrounded by gang violence back at home in Chicago. It was always the same situation, the same gangs. Though, through putting himself around people he truly believes are amazing people down to the core, he noticed that change is possible..and he was the one who changed. His outlook on life became much brighter, and they had ignited a fire in his heart that had contained nothing but hope and loyalty.