We might not be able to help Sam get back on his feet sooner although we can help to take some of the financial burden off his shoulders so he can concentrate on getting back to his normal super hero Daddy, strong self.
Sam and Amy both declined my offer to create this account for them to help relieve some of the stress that is the financial reality that comes along with neither of them being able to work due to dramatic health concerns. Working ever so closely with Debbie Mayes, Amy's mum(Sam's mother in law) has made this fundraiser run smoothly and get off the ground.
If you know Sam, then you know that he is a Dad of two, who up until two weeks ago was working full time as a Plumber supporting his family. He was working out in the mines although returned to work closer to home so he could be there more for Amy, Darcy and Leo.
Two weeks ago Sam had a virus which has caused him to be struck down with Gullian Barre’ Syndrome. This is an auto immune disease which attacks the nervous system and has left Sam unable to walk, he has numbness to his body and facial paralysis. Sam will be in hospital for some time with intensive rehab before he can be discharged with the rehab to continue from home. He won’t be able to work for a fair while. Amy his wife has been and still is by his bedside during this crucial early stage of this illness so hasn’t been able to work either and won’t be until Sam improves.
This is an absolutely shattering moment in their lives that none of us expected or could have imagined possible. I have created this account to assist them and lift the financial burden a little so that they may be able to concentrate on each other and Sam whilst they work through this traumatic stage of their lives.
There is no amount that is too little and honestly, any amount you give they will think is too much as they don’t want anyone to feel they need to help them. But if you know them like I know them then I know you’ll want to give a little to make it easier for them.