Apr 14, 2022 Latest post:
Jan 21, 2023
Thank you for visiting Sam's site. Two months ago he was a healthy 25 year old going about his business. The first abnormality he noticed were some swollen lymph nodes he had us check out when he was home for Christmas. After confirming everything seemed to be working OK and he was eating and sleeping well, we didn't think anything of it. Then beginning in early March, Sam started to lose weight, have nausea, run fevers of around 102 pretty regularly and experience night sweats (sometimes during the day). The doctor blamed these issues on COVID that Sam had in early February and put him on antibiotics. By mid-March Sam was feeling worse so they did a biopsy of one of his lymph nodes that showed no signs for concern.
Everything came to a head this past weekend (April 10) when Sam began to throw up A LOT. He told his girlfriend, Kristin, on Saturday he felt it best to save the hospital beds for the people who really needed them!?! When it was clear the nausea was not going to stop and Sam had gotten really weak, he finally knew it was time to head to the emergency room on Sunday. After a few days in the hospital, it was determined Sam has ALCL ALK+ Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. To read more about the route we took to get to this diagnosis, feel free to check out Sam's journal.
We are overwhelmed by the love and support we have already received from so many people. Although we never dreamed we would be in this situation, it's already given us the chance to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and refocus on what is truly important. Thanks again for coming along on this journey!