I'm so sad to share the news that early this morning, Thursday April 11, Sam passed away. His skull flap replacement surgery was successful, but shortly after he developed a very rarely seen complication and was unable to recover from it. We are devastated by the loss, but Sam was calm and at peace the entire time. Many friends came to say goodbye and surround Sam with beautiful stories and memories. I was with Sam until the very end, and beyond.
Sam, the universe made a mold for you and broke it the moment you were born. There is no one else like you, never has been and never will be. Our lives now have a physical hole, but you are ever more present in our hearts and minds today and every day beyond.
Thank you so, so very much for all of your support during the past 5 months. We couldn't have made it through all of this without you and your amazingly generous support.
We're starting to turn on the road to recovery. Sam seems to have kicked his fevers and continues to rest. The road ahead is still filled with many uncertainties but our hope is Sam keeps progressing.
As we speak, Sam is leaving the hospital to move to a medical rehabilitation facility. We are not calling this place a new home, because the goal is for this to be a short stop in what will likely be several moves as Sam's rehabilitation progresses.
Hope to give you more updates soon. Keep the love coming.
A big day for Sam. He's regaining his ability to self regulate the inter-cranial pressure in his brain, and the doctors have started to wean him off the ventilator that has been helping him breath. He'll continue to be monitored over the next week for these things but he's handled the tasks on his own really well so far.
At the same time, Sam is still largely unresponsive and continues to get fevers. Everyone is working hard to control them and discover the root cause.
Overall Sam is heading in the right direction. We hope to see things continue down this path in the coming days and will continue to keep everyone updated.
It's been 8 days since Sam's accident. The doctors are trying their best to stabilize him and ensure he survives the initial trauma and its rippling complications. From there, they can determine his quality of life.
Julie & family continue to be amazed by all of your generosity. Today, Sylvia started preschool, and she did it with the love of her friends and family.
Thank you so much. Thank you more than words alone can ever express.
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Our dear friend Sam was in an accident while riding his bike (Nov 18th). He was on his way to work when he was struck by a vehicle (the exact details are unknown at this time).
Sam has sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated in the ICU. He is currently in an induced coma where he will remain for the next 5-10 days.
Sam and his family have touched so many of us and now its time to help them out. Over the next few weeks and months they're going to need us. We've put together this fund to help assist with things like childcare, housekeeping, travel and lodging for family and friends, etc:
Give what you can (we've chosen not to set a donation goal) any amount helps and all will be greatly appreciated.
---- For those who don't know me, I'm a close friend of Sam's and have been assisting Julie (Sam's wife) and family during this time. All donations will go directly to Julie who will manage it for her family's needs.