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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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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!
Julie, Sam, and Sylvia - your NWI community is with you and sends love to you and your family every day.
(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...
Best wishes and much love to Sam as he heals and comes back to Julie, Sylvia and their family and friends.