Sam's Supporters

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Raised by 760 people in 33 months
Anthony Roscoe   MENLO PARK, CA
Our dear friend Sam was in an accident while riding his bike (Nov 18th). He was on his way to work when he was struck by a vehicle (the exact details are unknown at this time).

Sam has sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated in the ICU. He is currently in an induced coma where he will remain for the next 5-10 days.

Sam and his family have touched so many of us and now its time to help them out. Over the next few weeks and months they're going to need us. We've put together this fund to help assist with things like childcare, housekeeping, travel and lodging for family and friends, etc:

Give what you can (we've chosen not to set a donation goal) any amount helps and all will be greatly appreciated.

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For those who don't know me, I'm a close friend of Sam's and have been assisting Julie (Sam's wife) and family during this time. All donations will go directly to Julie who will manage it for her family's needs.
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Update 5
28 months ago
I'm so sad to share the news that early this morning, Thursday April 11, Sam passed away. His skull flap replacement surgery was successful, but shortly after he developed a very rarely seen complication and was unable to recover from it. We are devastated by the loss, but Sam was calm and at peace the entire time. Many friends came to say goodbye and surround Sam with beautiful stories and memories. I was with Sam until the very end, and beyond.

Sam, the universe made a mold for you and broke it the moment you were born. There is no one else like you, never has been and never will be. Our lives now have a physical hole, but you are ever more present in our hearts and minds today and every day beyond.

Thank you so, so very much for all of your support during the past 5 months. We couldn't have made it through all of this without you and your amazingly generous support.

With deep love,
Julie
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Update 4
32 months ago
We're starting to turn on the road to recovery. Sam seems to have kicked his fevers and continues to rest. The road ahead is still filled with many uncertainties but our hope is Sam keeps progressing.

As we speak, Sam is leaving the hospital to move to a medical rehabilitation facility. We are not calling this place a new home, because the goal is for this to be a short stop in what will likely be several moves as Sam's rehabilitation progresses.

Hope to give you more updates soon. Keep the love coming.
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Update 3
33 months ago
A big day for Sam. He's regaining his ability to self regulate the inter-cranial pressure in his brain, and the doctors have started to wean him off the ventilator that has been helping him breath. He'll continue to be monitored over the next week for these things but he's handled the tasks on his own really well so far.

At the same time, Sam is still largely unresponsive and continues to get fevers. Everyone is working hard to control them and discover the root cause.

Overall Sam is heading in the right direction. We hope to see things continue down this path in the coming days and will continue to keep everyone updated.
Sylvia's first flight.
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Update 2
33 months ago
It's been 8 days since Sam's accident. The doctors are trying their best to stabilize him and ensure he survives the initial trauma and its rippling complications. From there, they can determine his quality of life.

Julie & family continue to be amazed by all of your generosity. Today, Sylvia started preschool, and she did it with the love of her friends and family.

Thank you so much. Thank you more than words alone can ever express.

Feel free to share, tweet, change your profile photo, whatever you can do get the word out.
Celebrating Sylvia's first birthday.
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Lauren Levy
28 months ago

So sorry - such sad news... Sam was such a wonderful man, a great friend, and I'm sure a lovely husband. I will keep you all in our prayers! May his memory be for a blessing!

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Lara Kalwinski
30 months ago

Julie, Sam, and Sylvia - your NWI community is with you and sends love to you and your family every day.

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Rebecca Davis-Nord
33 months ago

(And thank you, Anthony, for coordinating this and supporting Julie through this. I'm sure everyone else - especially those others across the country like me, really appreciate your efforts and your presence.) your comment here...

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Rebecca Davis-Nord
33 months ago

Best wishes and much love to Sam as he heals and comes back to Julie, Sylvia and their family and friends.

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Raised by 760 people in 33 months
Created November 20, 2013
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Shimrit Ben-Yair
22 months ago

I was so sad to hear of Sam's death. He was a wonderful colleague and I loved working with him.

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Lauren Levy
28 months ago

So sorry - such sad news... Sam was such a wonderful man, a great friend, and I'm sure a lovely husband. I will keep you all in our prayers! May his memory be for a blessing!

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Lara Kalwinski
30 months ago

Julie, Sam, and Sylvia - your NWI community is with you and sends love to you and your family every day.

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Rebecca Davis-Nord
33 months ago

(And thank you, Anthony, for coordinating this and supporting Julie through this. I'm sure everyone else - especially those others across the country like me, really appreciate your efforts and your presence.) your comment here...

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Rebecca Davis-Nord
33 months ago

Best wishes and much love to Sam as he heals and comes back to Julie, Sylvia and their family and friends.

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