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Sam We Am

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3,222.00
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Welcome to Team Sam We Am. As you may know, Sam was born in September 2010 with multiple CHDs including Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), a variant of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), mitral valve stenosis, and an interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA). Basically, Sam was born with a detached aorta and half of a heart. As a result of his heart defects, Sam has survived three open-heart surgeries (one at 36 hours old, one at 6 months old, and one at 2 years old). Sam also has an underlying syndrome called Kabuki Syndrome, which has resulted in 11 other surgeries. Despite all of this, Sam is currently a happy, healthy, and very active Kindergartener who fought for every breath he took and is now the epitome of happiness and love. He loves people, smiles every chance he can, and just enjoys life in general. If you have ever met him, you can see how much he appreciates life and the chance he has been given! He even makes grumpy people stop and smile. We have learned from Sam to take every day as a special gift

Join us on June 25 as we walk for our 7th year in support of an amazing organization that provides non-medical support for families like ours. It's My Heart New England helps families in and out of the hospital and we know first-hand how important groups like this one are. We walk in support of Sam as well as all of his heart friends and angels. We walk to spread awareness for the number 1 birth defect in the world. 1 out of 100 babies is born with CHD, yet funding and research is 5 times lower than for childhood cancers. The way to change this is to spread awareness. Awareness = Funding; Funding = Research; Research = Answers!

Thank you so much for helping us help others!
Sam and family

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Aiden C

250

Alex C

250

Alex Silva

2575

Amanda Bullerwell

2550

Amber K

250

Amy Knapp

5050

Anna-mary

5221320

Anna-mary Geist

250

Ashley King

10045

Bella L

250

Ben Bullerwell

250

Ben Gray

2550

Betty O

250

Blaire L

250

Bob L

2550

Bob L (Bobby)

250

Brad P

250

Brady C

250

Bronson Tamarin

2525

Casadie P

2520

Cecilia T

2525

Chad Foster

250

Cole L

250

Courtney

250

Dalton

250

Dalton

250

Dan DeLorenzo

250

Dan M

2550

Dave O'Neill

250

David C

2525

Desmond Bullerwell

250

Diana Silva

2575

Diane Pickles

2525

Dom L

250

Donna M

250250

Drew L

250

Elijah Foster

250

Eliza P

2520

Elizabeth P

2550

Ellebe Foster

250

Emily DeLorenzo

250

Emily G

3140

Eric Cullen

2545

Ethel T

2590

Evelyn Bullerwell

250

Gary L

2525

Grace P

250

Jack C

250

Jacob Nunes

250

Janice T

2550

Jared King

10025

Jenn Foster

25125

Jenna O'Neill

250

Jennifer Camacho

75140

Jerry Geist

250205

Joanne DeLorenzo

100100

jojo

2525

Joshua

2525

Julia G

2500

Karen Devaney

200100

Kathleen Geist-Eskew

25020

Kendall C.

2520

Laurie L

250

Leah Peicott

250

Lexy B

2540

Linda M

2550

Lisa P

2520

Lisa Russo

2550

Luci Knapp

2525

Makenna P

2520

Manny Devaney

2525

Mariama Kandji

250

Mary D

250

Matt C

2525

Matt LaChapelle

250

Matthew King

10025

Max G

1000

Melanie Peicott

2525

Melzy

2525

Michael O'Neill

250

Michaela Bartlett

25050

Michelle Creasi

25100

Mmamoon Kandji

250

Monika Cullen

250

Mrs V

2530

Nancy Devaney

2525

Nora

25100

Pam O'Neill

250

Paul Peicott

10050

Ryan Creasi

250

Sabrina Silva

250

Sam I Am

15001682

Sean P

2525

Sheila L

2525

Stacey

2525

Sue C

25435.52

Tammie King

100425

Taylor

250

Tyler K

10025

Zach P

250