Sam was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma stage llA on August 26, 2014. Two weeks prior to this, Sam had noticed a lump on her neck while at Valleyfair and she also had had a cough for a couple of weeks. We went to our family physician and he was very concerned and suspected lymphoma. Thankfully, we were able to see specialists quickly leading to a week of tests, biopsies, scans and ultimately a diagnosis and our first oncology appointment. Sam is being cared for by an excellent team at Minneapolis Children's Specialty Clinics led by Dr. Bruce Bostrom.
We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support, generosity, and prayers from family and friends. We ask that you keep Sam and our family in your thoughts and prayers as we continue on this journey.
The following link is a little video we put together of Sam's journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDrdepag4dA and
another video of her snowboarding wish, graduation and Camp Mak-A-Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL6vYUxDh0Q