Last summer, our teammate and colleague, Sam received the news that no one wants to hear, he had cancer. Sam was about to embark in the fight of his life; one full of scare, pain, uncertainty and concern for the future welfare of his wife and two children. He and his wife embarked in rigorous routine of chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery.
Fortunately, Sam’s diagnosis was a stage two cancer that was treatable and offered optimism to a return to normalcy. He now is in his final stage treatment and healing, but he is concerned with his mountain of bills and lack of income for he and his wife since the onset of his battle. He, had to stop working to fight his battle and she had to stop working to care for Sam as well as transport him weekly to his treatments and surgery at Stanford in Palo Alto.
Sam’s health is improving and will returning to a level of relative normalcy this summer when his treatment is completed. However, his family finances have been depleted, 401ks cashed out, savings almost eliminated and only receiving a disability income from the state that recently commenced.
Sam is proud, not complaining and a little embarrassed about my going to GoFundMe. It’s not something I’ve done before but, feel compelled to try to be responsive to the need I see. I’d appreciate it if each of you could check your finances and see if there isn’t extra that would be helpful to our friend and his family in their hour of need. He can be reached at [phone redacted] if you’d like to give him an uplifting phone call.
Thank you … Stan
- Christopher Carbone
- Stan Kaut
- Bill Lonergan
- Dick Stottler
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