Something Special to Do Over Fall Break

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PhotobucketMeet Sam. Although he looks as normal and adorable as any other nearly 2 year old- the vast majority of Sam’s life has been spent fighting for it. At 4 months old, Sam Sartin was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (Infant Cancer) and he has been fighting ever since. Sam’s parents- Alex and Cassie Sartin have been right by his side for the last 18 months as Sam has faced overwhelming odds and unending treatments. To read more about the Sartin family and their story- check out ‘Sam’s Fans’ on Facebook and the Sartin family blog.

As fall break approaches, so does Sam’s 2nd birthday at the end of November. As a different kind of fall break project, think of having your children paint, color, and draw or write letters to Sam and his parents to encourage them in their journey and help celebrate such a momentous birthday. They would so appreciate your thinking of them and any cards or letters your children send. They have constantly asked for prayer throughout this journey and strongly believe Sam has triumphed against all odds because of strangers and groups like Louisville Family Fun sharing Sam’s story and continuing to pray for him. There is also a Medical Trust Fund set up for Sam and a link to donate through the family blog.

If your children are searching for creative inspiration- Sam loves rainbows, ‘Thomas’ the train and all animals. He’s learning his letters /numbers and his favorite books are ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ and ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’.

You can send your well appreciated cards and words of encouragement directly to the Sartin family at:

Alex, Cassie and Sam Sartin P.O. Box 975 Mt. Washington, Kentucky 40047.

By Guest Writer: 

There are so many local organizations, people and charities that can use a word of hope.  Pick one with your family and spend time together expressing in words or art how much you appreciate them, what they do or giving them a message of hope and encouragement.

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