Eight Years Young

I can not even fathom this heartbreaking situation.

Every time I read something new regarding Sam, I am overwhelmed with pain. I just have to think about him, about his parents (Phyllis and Michael), and his siblings and the tears fall.

Did I personally know them…no. I visited Phyllis’ blogs on many occasions, but never physically met her or her family. Does that matter…no. What matters is the pain and sadness of parents losing their child to leukemia. What matters is how we treat others, and how we respond to the pain of others. We are all one under the sun, and when one of us leaves this Earth, a piece of us leaves with them.

Sam’s life story has inspired so many, adults and children alike from every walk of life. Sam’s short life had meaning, and he made a difference in the lives of others. Sammy’s life and his positive attitude will linger in the hearts of of all of us who know his story, through Phyllis’ writing in the blog Superman Sam, through newspaper articles, other blogs’ posts, and in the hearts of those who are just now learning about him.

He left the world blanketed closely within the arms of his loving parents…

Baruch Dayan HaEmet



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6 responses to “Eight Years Young

  1. I can’t begin to imagine the pain of the parents. When she wrote that he started to sleep a lot, I had flashbacks to my own memories of those ill. I connected with Phyllis more in happier times, when she wrote of all sorts of things on her blog. Hamakom yinahem ethem.

  2. There just isn’t words to this tragedy…

  3. You have powerfully expressed what so many of us think, Lorri.

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