Jun 8, 2011

Thank you! Make a Wish Foundation

Sammy talked with Papa today and told him that the Make a Wish Foundation is send him and his family to his favorite place on earth - DISNEYWORLD! He is very excited and on his way home from the hospital this afternoon. Papa said he sounded like his energetic talkative self and was looking forward to being at his home with his sister Maddy and his brother Danny. They are leaving either this Friday or next Friday. We love you Sammy - have a BLAST!

Sweet Sammy

Good morning everyone. It is with an ache in my heart that I write this blog entry about my sweet 4 year old nephew Sammy. On Sunday my brother and sister-in-law brought him to the emergency room after a strange fall at church. The doctors revealed the very hard to swallow news that Sammy had a brain tumor. After many doctor appointments for 2 days the tumor was finally diagnosed. I will post here a description from Jen, his mother ...

Just wanted to share that Sammy was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is the worst of the brainstem tumors. This has the absolute poorest prognosis: nine months with radiation treatment and two to three months with no treatment. We have consulted with many different hospitals and all agree that this is all there is - medically speaking. We are praying for a miracle but are quickly preparing for the worst. We appreciate all your prayers. This is a lot for us to handle, but we are taking each day as it comes.

Please pray for Sammy's healing if you are reading this. Please pray for comfort for his mommy and daddy and his brother and sister. Sammy's story is one full of miracles and we know our father in heaven is right in the midst of all this turmoil weaving another beautiful miracle. I will share more about Sammy's miracles in future posts.

Thank you for your prayers.

Kristin Qualls
(Aunt Kristin)