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SamJam, Good Music for a Great Cause!

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BENEFITING: SAMJAM4NF

THE STORY:

SamJam is about a long journey for a man who wants to give back… and pay ahead.

Sam Oswald underwent spinal fusion surgery when he was four years old. Along with the months of recuperation from the surgery and learning to walk again, Sam also learned of the diagnosis that would follow him throughout his life— neurofibromatosis (NF). A funny sounding affliction, but a neurological disorder that strikes 1 in every 2,500 people. While you may not have heard of NF, it affects more people than Muscular Dystrophy, Tay-Sachs and Huntington ’s disease combined.

Since that early age, Sam has had two brain tumors, shunt revisions, bone grafting on both legs, knee surgery, dermal tumor removal, and eye surgery. Most recently, Sam completed two surgeries for a rare tumor in his leg, radiation and chemo therapies, and is left with a lower leg that no longer functions.

Now, at 31 years old, Sam has much he could complain about, but you won’t hear it. Sam continues to lead a very positive life, live independently and is a friend to everyone he meets. The years of treatment and courage would not be apparent to people first meeting Sam. After all this, Sam thinks it’s time. Time to give back… to thank those that have helped and supported him. He also wants to pay it forward so other patients with NF can get the assistance they need, research can continue and the public can be more aware of this disorder that very well may strike someone you know. One of Sam’s passions is music of all kinds, but he has a special affinity with progressive bluegrass and excellent acoustic music.

SamJam will be 12 hours of progressive bluegrass and acoustic music, good food and drink, a lot of fun, and a fundraiser to benefit research and support services for NF research and NF patients and their families. Held September 17, on the county fairgrounds in Carlinville IL, halfway between St. Louis, MO and Springfield, IL, the location promises to draw a crowd of fans from throughout Illinois, Missouri, and beyond.

Help make this fundraiser even more successful! Your donation today will have a direct impact on the lives of those who suffer from NF. More information on the event, music, and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.SamJam4NF.com

SamJam4NF, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization supporting NF research and assistance for NF patients and their families. Your contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. NF Midwest, who will receive proceeds from this event, is committed to improving the lives of children, adults, and families impacted by neurofibromatosis. Their continued focus and foundation is on Clinics, Awareness, Research, Education and Support in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and the eastern half of Missouri. More information is available at www.nfmidwest.org

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To This Fundraiser

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dianne & David Berry

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark and Lynn Armstrong

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andy Manar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • The Maher Family - Justin, Robyn and Lauryn

    $50

  • Corrie Meyer

    $100

  • Bob, Becky, Allison & Ryan Lane

    $100

  • Julia Strehlow & Ari Bernstein

    $50

  • Tim Hasenstab

    $25

  • Jane Warren

    $200

  • Mick and Linda Smith

     

  • Marsha and Steven Wright

    $50

  • Kyle Harrington

    $50

  • Anna Holmes

    $100

  • Becky and Wilbur Mills

    $50

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32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Becky and Wilbur Mills

Becky and Wilbur Mills

DONATION: $50

Sorry I wasn't able to make it this year. Hope to next year! 11 months ago

Anna Holmes

Anna Holmes

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kyle Harrington

Kyle Harrington

DONATION: $50

So sorry I wasn't able to make it this year! Heard it was a great time! 1 year ago

Marsha and Steven Wright

Marsha and Steven Wright

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mick and Linda Smith

Mick and Linda Smith

Sorry we cannot be there today. Know we are missing fun & good music. Keep up the good work, Sam! 1 year ago

Jane Warren

Jane Warren

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Tim Hasenstab

Tim Hasenstab

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Julia Strehlow & Ari Bernstein

Julia Strehlow & Ari Bernstein

DONATION: $50

In honor of Sam!!! 1 year ago

Bob, Becky, Allison & Ryan Lane

Bob, Becky, Allison & Ryan Lane

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Corrie Meyer

Corrie Meyer

DONATION: $100

1 year ago