Samantha was immediately taken to Tampa General Hospital and was placed in the Intensive Care Unit. Samantha suffers from multiple breaks in her face, a fractured neck, a broken arm, broken wrists, a broken leg, and a shattered pelvis. Samantha is currently sedated and is on a breathing tube. She endured her first of many surgeries yesterday to repair her pelvis, leg, and wrists. That surgery lasted a grueling 6 hours. Throughout the night, Samantha struggled; this is a lot for a person's body to handle. Sadly, there are more surgeries to come. As of now, her facial surgery is scheduled for sometime this week.
I want to tell you a little bit about Samantha. Samantha is a 5th grade teacher at Graham Elementary School. Samantha puts in many hours before school, and after school, to ensure her students receive the best instruction possible. She is highly involved in her church and not only does she attend each and every week, but she plays the piano in services. Samantha runs bible study groups and volunteers at teen pregnancy center on her free time. Samantha is the type of girl who not only speaks Gods word, but lives it. The world is a better place because of her. Samantha would move mountains to help others in need, it's time we help her and her family!
With all of that being said, Samantha will be in the Intensive Care Unit for quite a while, and will be in the hospital for even longer. The medical bills are going to be astronomical and I would like to help lift that burden from the family.
Sam’s mom Karen, and her dad Steven, thank you for all your donations!!!
- Cassandra LaFayette
- Benjamin Flaig
- Cynthia Stewart
- matthew vergin
- Julie McCoy
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