Thursday, September 15, 2011

Selling For Sam

Raising Sam has been an incredible journey for us over the last three and a half years.  We have been so lucky to have an extremely supportive family and network of friends that have done so much to help out.  From organizing fundraising to financial support, we couldn't have done it without their help.

For those of you who haven't been following Sam for very long, our main struggle recently has been paying for Sam to travel from Wisconsin to Boston.  We must do this every eight weeks in order for Sam to continue to be able to be part of the Omegaven study in Boston.  (You can check out the Omegaven page on our site for more Omegaven information or see the Sam's Journey video).  Sam's benefit three years ago covered those expenses and any medical bills not paid by insurance up until last October.  Since that time we have been struggling to continue to pay for these trips.

Our latest fundraising effort, Selling For Sam, is now up and running.  You can visit our store by clicking the link on the right side of the page.  As time goes on we hope to greatly expand the selection of items available in the store. Remember to check back often as we hope to add new items frequently and many of them are likely to be one of a kind.

This is where we need your help.  Do you knit, crochet, draw, sew, sculpt, or have any type of crafty bone in your body?  If you do and you have an item or two that you can spare, consider donating it to Selling For Sam.  We have put information on how to donate items on the "How to Help" section of the site.  No matter how big or small your item may be, every little bit helps. 

Thank you to everyone for continuing to follow Sam's story and doing what you can to help him out.  We never could have accomplished everything that we have without your help.

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