Sam was airlifted to Royal University Hospital where doctors removed his left arm up to his shoulder. Sam suffered a stroke in his cerebellum and several other smaller strokes after the accident.
Sam is fighting everyday to recover. He has shown signs of improvement such as thumbs up, blinking, squeezing hands on commands however as big of milestones as these are to his friends and family, they could be the only ones we see for months. As we pray for a full recovery, we also accept this type of trauma could take some time to recover from.
We are raising funds for a prosthetic arm and therapy for Sam
If not for being accompanied by his friends, Sam for sure would not have made it, as the driver of the semi refused to show any regard for human life by simply driving away. Fortunately, the RCMP (police) were able to track down the driver on a back road. By then the truck was accompanied by 1 oversize load guide. When questioned about the accident the driver said he didn't know he hit anything, the officer then asked him why he stopped for a moment, he then told the officer he wanted a lawyer.
Based on the lack of acceptance of responsibility of the driver/company driving the truck, its possible that this could take years before any of his medical and personal expenses (if ever) get paid back.
Until August 17 2018, Sam has lived a very active life. His favorite things to do are: play golf, fishing, billiards (he's darn good at pool!) and many other things he loves that when he does recover, we would like for him to have a prosthetic that is capable of aiding him in his favorite activities.
Sam and his family need your help. Please donate anything you can to help Sam and his family pay for some of the expenses they will incur over his recovery period. Sam has had many unfortunate obstacles over the years and this is another one, however if enough donations are received, we can at least give Sam another shot at getting back out there and enjoying the things he loves and works so hard for.
In advance, we would like to thank you for your generosity, love and support.
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