Happy Days For Sam

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Raised by 178 people in 25 months

Sadly we received the news today that our 3 year old Sam, has not got a good prognosis because of a high grade brain tumour.  Sam has a grade 3 Anaplastic astrocytoma, which is inoperable :( he will start radiotherapy in the next few weeks in Sheffield,  this will hopefully hold back the tumour for as long as possible but proton therapy has been refused because they (NHS) have decided Sam will not live long enough to see the long term effects of radiotherapy. 
Sam right now is happy and in his own mind healthy,  he is strong every day and we as a family would like the opportunity to spend remaining time letting Sam experience the life we all want for our children, and to create happy memories for his 2 brothers and his sister. 
I (his farther) have left work to treasure these days to the fullest as every parent would, Sam calls these our hug days, but now we need to turn them into family days and make them happy :)
Sam loves experiencing new things as every child does, so we are so thankful for any help we receive that makes this become a reality x
We have set the fund at a minimal amount as we feel there is no price for memories and happiness only hope that we can as a crowd, make these days and hopefully years, define our lifes and help us appreciate each and every day x

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High flying with Sam on Saturday :) we went for a helicopter ride around the Humber, he loved it! When asked how high we should go, he replied "really up and up, but not up to the aliens, because I've already been to the moon" :)
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Today we received the sad news that even after radiotherapy / chemo / removing the tumour 99% it has grown back in just 2 months and is now classed as a grade 4 (as bad as they get) there are no further treatments available :( so we have been sent home to make the most of his current good health and happiness, before the tumour takes that all away :(
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Thanks to all your kind donations, we spent a week in Dunoon, Scotland! It was amazing, Sam even got to see snow for the first time, and even got to throw a snowball at his sister :)
We saw the most amazing sights, waterfalls and mountains. All the kids had a fantastic time driving a speed boat and fishing in the Loch, kindly arranged by the lovely locals, Lorn & June, who welcomed our family to Dunoon with open arms! Happy Memories that last a lifetime x
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On 27th December Sam was feeling unwell when he woke, which led on to having a massive seizure that lasted 1.5 hours! He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance, where he spent the next week recovering, the seizure was caused by really bad swelling on the brain, which steroids seem to of reduced :)
Sadly we also received the bad news that Sam's tumour that was mostly removed was not actually killed off by the radiotherapy and that any lingering cancer cells would start to regrow once again. They chose to wait till after Christmas to tell us this, understandably we are devastated to hear this news, that radiotherapy didn't actually do any good and that the change that made Sam's tumour operable was that the whole tumour had become aggressive and was starving the internal mass but thriving on the outer :(
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Artie White
24 months ago
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Hi, my name is Dan Holland from the Artie White Foundation. We are a local charity that help good causes such as yours. We saw your story in the Grimsby Telegraph and discussed it last nights committee meeting. As a committee we decided that we would like to help and wish to discuss how we can help with his family. If someone could contact me on 07833 451155 we can discuss this further. Best wishes from all at the Artie White Foundation.

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Debbie Hill
24 months ago
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sending lots of love to you all from us all at facebooks helping hands charity events group 200 pounds has been raised tonight for you to make a memory xxxx

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Leon Koops
24 months ago
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I DID HEAR A STORY LIKE SAMS,AND THE CHRISTIE HOSPITAL MANCHESTER PAID FOR THE LITTLE BOY TO HAVE PROTON BEAM THERAPY IN THE U.S' ALSO THEY ARE BUILDING PROTON UNIT NOW.READY FOR USE 2017-18 ALL THE VERY BEST TO YOU ALL XXX

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Gabrielle Ellis
17 months ago

No words can convey the sadness I feel for you after hearing this news..X

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Pat Hayes
17 months ago

Hi, I run a support group for grandparents of children with cancer. If your parent(s) would like to join, here's the link. Wishing you well for Sam https://www.facebook.com/groups/grandparentsofcancerkids/

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Claire Barnes
20 months ago

Sam....I'm loving your taste in socks....absolutely awesome!!! Have a fantastic Christmas

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Andrea Page
24 months ago

Reubens Retreat are new charity born out loss of beautiful boy at 24 month's wonderful charity offering support to make memories advice they are renovating property to give children and families A place to be together

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Sue Nuttall
24 months ago

Good Luck for Monday little soldier xxKeep smiling that lovely smile xx Big hugs Xxx

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Erika Hill
24 months ago

Make lots of memories sam xxx

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Gabrielle Ellis
25 months ago

Thanks for the update . Hope you have a fab time in London & capture lots of lovely moments. In my thoughts & prayers Sam & family xx

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Sue Nuttall
25 months ago

Hi , what an update hope you having lovely time on the River Thames,photo says it all . Keep fighting and smiling little-man!!Tough times ahead for all of you so enjoy this moment xx Lots of love and best wishes xx

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Sarah Louise Smith
25 months ago

So sad reading this. Make lots of memories you can all treasure. Thinking of you all xx

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Rebecca Loo-nee Miles
25 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear this news. May the whole family have time to create memories to treasure forever. I wish you every possible blessing in the time ahead.

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Gyanesh Gulshan
25 months ago

Sam will recover soon... With lots of love for him.

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Rania Osman Moussa
25 months ago

You guys sharing is just as important as donating !!!! Please help this family !

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SL
£10
Susan Lawson
16 months ago

Lots of love & cuddles xxx

WS
£200
Wesley Skelhorn
16 months ago

You are all incredibly brave. Life is cruel, and Sam is an inspiration. Love to you all.

GS
£50
Gail Spalding
16 months ago

Well done Michael. So heartbreaking, thoughts with Sam and family.

SC
£100
Susan Cubitt
16 months ago

Good luck little Michael. Thoughts with Sams family x

JT
£10
Jessica Thompson
16 months ago

Good luck today Michael Jones!

Artie White
24 months ago
3
3

Hi, my name is Dan Holland from the Artie White Foundation. We are a local charity that help good causes such as yours. We saw your story in the Grimsby Telegraph and discussed it last nights committee meeting. As a committee we decided that we would like to help and wish to discuss how we can help with his family. If someone could contact me on 07833 451155 we can discuss this further. Best wishes from all at the Artie White Foundation.

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Debbie Hill
24 months ago
2
2

sending lots of love to you all from us all at facebooks helping hands charity events group 200 pounds has been raised tonight for you to make a memory xxxx

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Leon Koops
24 months ago
1
1

I DID HEAR A STORY LIKE SAMS,AND THE CHRISTIE HOSPITAL MANCHESTER PAID FOR THE LITTLE BOY TO HAVE PROTON BEAM THERAPY IN THE U.S' ALSO THEY ARE BUILDING PROTON UNIT NOW.READY FOR USE 2017-18 ALL THE VERY BEST TO YOU ALL XXX

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Gabrielle Ellis
17 months ago

No words can convey the sadness I feel for you after hearing this news..X

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Pat Hayes
17 months ago

Hi, I run a support group for grandparents of children with cancer. If your parent(s) would like to join, here's the link. Wishing you well for Sam https://www.facebook.com/groups/grandparentsofcancerkids/

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Claire Barnes
20 months ago

Sam....I'm loving your taste in socks....absolutely awesome!!! Have a fantastic Christmas

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Andrea Page
24 months ago

Reubens Retreat are new charity born out loss of beautiful boy at 24 month's wonderful charity offering support to make memories advice they are renovating property to give children and families A place to be together

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Sue Nuttall
24 months ago

Good Luck for Monday little soldier xxKeep smiling that lovely smile xx Big hugs Xxx

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Erika Hill
24 months ago

Make lots of memories sam xxx

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Gabrielle Ellis
25 months ago

Thanks for the update . Hope you have a fab time in London & capture lots of lovely moments. In my thoughts & prayers Sam & family xx

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Sue Nuttall
25 months ago

Hi , what an update hope you having lovely time on the River Thames,photo says it all . Keep fighting and smiling little-man!!Tough times ahead for all of you so enjoy this moment xx Lots of love and best wishes xx

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Sarah Louise Smith
25 months ago

So sad reading this. Make lots of memories you can all treasure. Thinking of you all xx

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Rebecca Loo-nee Miles
25 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear this news. May the whole family have time to create memories to treasure forever. I wish you every possible blessing in the time ahead.

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Gyanesh Gulshan
25 months ago

Sam will recover soon... With lots of love for him.

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Rania Osman Moussa
25 months ago

You guys sharing is just as important as donating !!!! Please help this family !

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