Sam's Firestorm

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Sam's Firestorm** is raising money to help burn cancer to the ground! (**new name to be announced shortly!)

Nine years ago, my six year old son Sam was a happy and active little boy. In spring of 2014, he started complaining about his tummy hurting, and we had no idea that it would turn out to be the worst diagnosis imaginable. On June 24th, 2014, we were told that Sam had Burkitt's Lymphoma, a very aggressive and rare form of non-hodgkins lymphoma. There was a tumor the size of a golf ball growing rapidly in his lower intestine. We were admitted immediately to the PICU at Newark Beth Israel Hospital to start chemo asap. We were introduced to our Oncology team and they had our trust from that moment on. As soon as we got to our room, we were greeted by Nicole, one of the child life specialists from The Valerie Fund. She had all sorts of treats and activities to help Sam ease into his situation. That day we realized we were exactly where we needed to be. Nicole, along with the amazing doctors, nurses, social workers, and the rest of the staff at TVF helped us get through two and a half months of grueling in-patient chemo. They helped us keep our sanity intact, our spirits high, and most of all, they saved my son's life. We will forever be grateful for The Valerie Fund. #BecauseofValerie

Our Team

Alexandra Guerrieri $26
- Go team “Sam’s Firestorm”! Love to you all - The Guerrieri Family
Amy Biblow $49
Anne Simms $50
Bob Zevon $65
- Nana and Pop will be there.
Cameron Scher $35
Cassie🌺 McMechan
Catherine Torsney $49
Ciel Ben-Adi $35
Debra Scher $48
- We love Sam!
Eric Fleisch $35
Eric Talent $35
Estelle & Steve Slon $200.
- We love our Sammy!!!
Hudson Talent $25
Jane Zevon $191
- Hello Sam's Firestorm team members! We got a late start this year getting the band back together, but better than never. Please join us on SATURDAY JUNE 10TH at 9:00 am in Verona Park to support The Valerie Fund. As you all know by now, we are indebted to The Valerie Fund for saving Sam's life 9 years ago. We will never stop raising money for this incredible organization. We're hoping to see many of you past teammates as well as some new ones too! You have the option to register for the 5K run and/or walk with us. There will be coffee, breakfast , live music and free swag. Best of all, you'll get to see all the amazing kids The Valerie Fund has or is treating. It's a really special event and we hope to see you there with us! Love, Sam, Jane, Joe and Sarah
Janice Berman $103
- So happy to support this wonderful organization
Jennifer Howald $89
Joe Schneider $1030
Joe Zevon
Judy Friedman $50
- Sam - Have a great run.
Julie Lew $26
Marni, Andy, Brooke and Jessica $103
Mary Hogan $52
Matt Scher $35
Mickey Talent $25
Mindi Farran $35
Miriam Linver $36
Robin Gold $26
Ronnie Zevon $35
Sarah Talent $88
Sarah Schneider $37
Sherri Pokart $52
Wendy Charlap $35
Yael Ben-Adi





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