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Friends of Dr. Sam Christian

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Raised by 64 people in 13 days
Created December 2, 2018
On Saturday, December 1,  our dear friend, brother, care giver,  Dr. Sam Christian was involved in a terrible car accident that left him in critical condition at the Princess Margaret Hospital on the island of Dominica. In  a most unfortunate turn of events, a car rolled over Dr. Sam, resulting in a broken pelvis along with other major organ damage.  We are still trying to wrap our heads around the enormous extent of his injuries. Yet we thank God that he is still alive!

While many were fleeing the island after the devastating hurricane in 2018,  as a trained surgeon,  Dr. Sam Christian  chose to remain on the island,  treating the Dominican people for everything from cuts and fractures to post-traumatic stress disorder.  In fact, he was one of the first on the scene to help immediately following the hurricane, while his family overseas worried about his own safety.

In a 2002 article posted on the dominican.net, Sam prophetically wrote:-
"Dominicans are most often transferred overseas for diagnosis, radiation and complex orthopedic and burn surgery. Even in the United States, it makes sense to transfer certain critically ill patients to large University Hospitals."

He also wrote in that same article:
"Dominican overseas Doctors (D.O.D.) shall commit to return home every 3 to 5 years to relieve and augment the pressing medical manpower situation in Dominica. This lends itself to our sense of tithing in the universe.
It would not be construed as an imposition. While people hate to be made to feel obligated, commitment is therapeutic."

Now, more than 15 years later, he finds himself desperately needing the very care that he described as lacking in Dominica.  He finds himself needing to be flown by Med Evacuation to nearby Martinique  immediately, as the first step in what will be a long journey to save and restore his life.

Dr. Sam spent all of his life caring for others. His work as a doctor has  always been focused on helping the least fortunate in our communities, knowing very well that it meant that he would sacrifice a "comfortable" life by world standards,  in exchange for deeply caring for others with the medical skills that God has given him.

Our prayers are with Dr. Sam and his family during these trying times. Let us also pray  that he will recover from these incredibly traumatic injuries. And let us show our love  and support for Dr. Sam and his family by giving  generously towards his medical expenses.

No amount is to little or too large. Thank you so very much for your support.

Sincerely,

Friends of Dr. Sam Christian
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We are pleased to report that Dr.Sam's surgery on Monday was a success. Yet, it was only number three of an expected ten surgeries! So the journey to getting him back together, plus post hospitalization is certainly in the starting phase.

Dr. Sam is very grateful for your generous financial support through this difficult time. And we deeply appreciate your love, prayers and generosity. Also do share this link ( https://www.gofundme.com/friends-of-dr-sam-christian) so others will know. Thanks so very much for your support. God bless you richly!
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In his own words, here is a very powerful account of his ordeal from Dr. Sam Christian, as he lay in a hospital bed in Martinique. As we show our love and support for Dr. Sam and his family during this Christmas season, please help us to spread the word, and show our support through giving.
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After encountering some complications last night, Dr. Sam continues on the mend. A reminder though that despite the excitement for Dr. Sam's recovery, he is still very fragile and the long journey of recuperation has only begun. Related expenses are rising daily.
However, here is how you can help. When you give, in any amount, it relieves the stress that Dr. Sam feels in not being able to currently provide for himself or his family. It relieves worry about expenses associated with the many surgeries ahead. It eases the financial load on his immediate family so that they can just focus on being at his bedside in a foreign land far away from his beloved home in Dominica. It helps him to have peace of mind and to focus only on his path to recovery. It reminds him that you genuinely care about him and that you support him fully.
Dr. Sam is very grateful for your generous financial support through this difficult time. And we deeply appreciate your love, prayers and generosity. Thanks so very much for your support. God bless you richly!
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Good morning friends, just a quick update on Dr.Sam's condition. Dr. Sam was stable last night. As I shared in the previous update, he had his first meal by mouth and also enjoyed small treats. He was transferred from the ICU into an orthopedic ward, preparatory to further surgery. We thank God and wish for continued healing. Continue your support and prayers.
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