Sammy is a fun and energetic six-year-old who loves the outdoors. She enjoys art projects, reading, and playing in the sand at the beach. Her joyful personality makes her a delight to be around!
When Sammy was born, everything seemed fine. However, just five hours after birth, doctors noticed her vitals were off. Fifteen minutes later she was rushed to the NICU.
The next day Sammy was transferred to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where she spent the next four weeks. There she endured one open-heart surgery and two additional surgeries on her heart. During the first surgery, Sammy suffered a stroke. This left her with some weakness in the right side of her body.
Later that year, when she was just nine months old, she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Sammy has endured a total of ten surgeries. She works hard each week through many occupational, speech, and physical therapies to grow stronger and increase her fine motor skills.
Although she has a G-Tube, she still receives most of her food by eating. She loves cheese and all things chocolate!
Sammy is strong and loves Bluey, Disney Princesses, and Legos. She will be adopted as a Sparrow at South Salem High School. Students will work hard to raise money for Sammy through sponsored community service.