Please Help Sam w/Medical Expenses

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Raised by 157 people in 10 months
Created June 10, 2018
Thank You for coming to our Go Fund Me Page for Sam Ramker.
I (Cindi Sue) have been working for my brother Sam at Sammy Jr’s Bar for quite sometime and along with my siblings & much loved patrons we have started this Go Fund Me Page for Sam.  As most of you know Sam & Kristy own Sammy Jr’s bar in Rhinelander Wisconsin since 2011. Sam has through the years held many benefits, memorials, and fundraisers in his bar to help others and his community in their time of need.  Well “NOW” Sam needs our help.  Sam was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma on March 19. The cancer was first found on his liver on March 7th which led to more testing. He then had a MRI of the liver to confirm findings which led to a biopsy. After discovering it was definitely Melanoma he went for a MRI of the brain on Easter Sunday. MRI of brain was normal. The next day he went for a PET scan for staging of the cancer. The PET scan showed cancer was in the liver, lungs, pelvis, sciatica, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. Due to the cancer it has caused 4 fractures in his pelvis and multiple fractures to the spine. He started immunotherapy April 5th which created many side effects in the beginning. He ended up spending three weeks in the hospital. In this time Sam lost over 30 pounds & while in the hospital he had another CT scan which they found a new tumor on his heart on the left side around the valve entering your heart. They wanted to do surgery but after talking it over with multiple doctors, it was decided it was too risky at this time to remove because that would cause treatment to be delayed for at least 6 weeks. They decided to go with plan B which included Sam taking radiation. His treatments are at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee which is quite a distance away from their home. Because this cancer has been so aggressive and while also waiting to qualify for disability, we in the meantime have set up this Go Fund Me Page to help Sam. Your donation will help towards ENORMOUS past & future medical bills, treatments, co-pays, ongoing out of pocket expenses, such as medicine & regiment food diet.. So PLEASE donate as much as you can, every little bit helps. Please also spread the word, tag friends & family, hit the share button and most importantly PLEASE keep sending the prayers. We will keep this page, Sammy Jr’s Facebook & Team Sammy page updated on Sam’s progress & future events so please check back often. Thank You for your donation and support. God Bless (Team Sammy)

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From all us with Team Sammy we’d like to thank everyone for all your prayers, donations, cards & gifts of money, throughout this unfathomable journey …. We apologize for not posting sooner but this situation has left us quite speechless, so our next journey will be coping with this loss. There are SO many of you to thank & SO many without addresses so please take this “THANK YOU” from the bottom of our hearts. We love each and every one of YOU for helping!!!! As you well know that Sammy’s medicals bills are still rolling in and are very, very costly so please still help Kristy and donate if possible. Please help spread the word and above all please keep the prayers coming …
Sammy will be truly missed by many……. “See you when I see you” ……..
Thank YOU Team Sammy
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From Lauren Alaina 10/21/18
My stepdad, Sam, went to heaven at one o’clock this morning. He was the purest example of how to love and live life fully. His last few hours were some of the most amazing moments I know I will ever have the privilege of witnessing. He opened his eyes last night. They shined the brightest I’ve ever seen anyone’s eyes shine, and he said, “Jesus.” We said, “What do you see Sam?” He said, “It’s so beautiful.” Mom asked him who he saw and he told her a bunch of people, including his mama. He later said, “I love you all. I found it.” My mom asked him what he found and he said, “Heaven. I’ve got to go.” An hour later he went to be with the Lord. I want this story to be an example of how real God is. We are only here for a short amount of time, and we have to live like there is no tomorrow. I want us to all be a little more like Sam. He was strong. He was the most compassionate person in the world. He would go without to help a stranger. He was a great dad. Now he is with the best Father in the universe. Thank you to everyone who has supported our family in this time. We appreciate the love, donations, and prayers that we have received.
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09/21/18 from Kristy
Sam is looking better everyday. He sat in his wheelchair for an hour in a half today. He has control over his legs again, so we have been doing Physical Therapy. Please continue prayers for healing and strength!!!!! Love you all
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Update from Kristy 9/10/18

We are flying home tomorrow to Georgia. Sam has completed his treatment in California and Mexico, and treatment will now continue in Chattanooga. He doing much better, but still really weak from treatment. Pray for his body to continue to heal and for extra strength! I am married to the strongest man I have ever known. We are strong in God’s promises and believe he will Live and not Die!!!!!
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