One Tough Cookie, Sam

One Tough Cookie, Sam

If you have been following along with our Little Wishes wish stories on our social media and on our Little Wishes page on our website you previously met heart warrior Sam. Back in May, Sam was awaiting a new heart and wished for Lego sets to keep his spirits high and his mind busy during his long hospital stays.

Earlier this month, as if the stars had aligned, one of our team members came across Sam's CaringBridge site that was shared on a friends personal Facebook page. We thought "Is this the same Iron Sam that has been receiving wishes through us through Little Wishes"? Of course, there is only one Iron Sam and it was in fact him!

We read Sam's story on his CaringBridge site and realized that Sam has the same heart condition as Casey's niece Zoey: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Both Sam and Zoey were diagnosed with this condition before birth. Each year, about 1,025 babies are born in the U.S. with this rare heart condition. Zoey is, and has always been, the "why" behind our partnership with Little Wishes and this was just another amazing sign that this partnership was meant to be. 

Our team started following Sam's heart journey and saw an update that Sam received a new heart about a month ago. The journey to transplant and after is one only for warriors and that is exactly what Sam is. We thought Iron Sam could use a care package and of course some heavenly hunks to help make his recovery in the hospital a bit more bearable and help fuel his long days in PT and OT. 

Sam, you are one strong kiddo, and we are amazed by your strength and positive attitude. We are here for YOU and your wonderful family throughout your healing and recovery journey. Stay strong and you know how to reach us when you run out of hunks. 

Thank you to Sam's family and specifically Sam and his Mom, Stacey, for allowing us to share his heart journey. ❤️

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