Today we remember Superman Sam, who died from acute myeloid leukemia one year ago. An anonymous family foundation has agreed to match any new and increased gifts to the 36 Rabbis campaign, so today, honor Sam with a donation to help fight childhood cancer. His mom, Phyllis, shared these words on this day last year.
Superman Sam in April 2012, before he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
On Friday morning, Sam
woke up with a headache and nausea. He was vomiting a little, and we weren’t quite sure what the dark spots in his vomit were. But I had a terrible feeling.
We were scheduled for a trip to the clinic, and, frankly, we weren’t ready to imagine what it would be like without that trip. Giving up that trip, to me, meant we were ready to admit how very close we were to the end. Giving up that trip wasn’t really an option. Even Sam wanted to go.
So we made the drive. (It’s an hour and 15 minutes.)
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