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SamJam, Unplugged on the Prairie

Organized by: Peter Oswald

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EVENT DATE Oct 10, 2015

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 29 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 provided by NF Midwest. Held 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 and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.SamJam4NF.com

NF Midwest, who will receive all 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

$4,840

 

48% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • William Boone

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott Haller

    $50

  • Stephanie Haller Goggin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Garrett "Gman"

    $50

  • Sarah & Scott

    $50

  • Julia Strehlow & Ari Bernstein

    $50

  • Blake Adams

    $100

  • Schaefers

    $50

  • Gunner

    $25

  • Mark and Jo Oswald

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kawamuras

    $30

  • Emily Boatman

    $25

  • Stolze Printing Company

    $250

  • Steve and Liz Schmitt

    $100

  • Stacey Haller Kidd

    $50

  • Roni Haller Ohare

    $50

  • Rick and Tamra Lambeth

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ben Schaefer

    $50

  • Jeff and Ali Stewart

    $100

  • Dave & Jan Cain

    $100

  • Becky and Wilbur Mills

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Rachel & Quinn Haselhorst

    $25

  • Ray and Deb McNamara

    $250

  • J. Richard & Linda Schien

     

  • Alan and Peg Barkley

    $100

  • Mike, katie, and zella genta

    $40

  • Jason and Gini Dilley

    $150

  • Shawn Braley

    $25

  • Chris & Mary Schmitt

    $150

  • Andy Leonatti

     

  • Jane Warren

    $200

  • Taylor & Brandon Little

    $25

  • Matt and Anna

    $100

  • Tim & Jill

    $100

  • Jim and Sue

    $25

  • Jeff & Carol

    $100

  • Stephen & Kristy Fenton

    $50

  • The Big Bad Beerad

     

  • Kim & Matt Allen

     

  • Mick and Linda Smith

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ellen and Herb Kozlov

    $100

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Organized by

Peter Oswald

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,840 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Christopher Link

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Ellen and Herb Kozlov

Ellen and Herb Kozlov

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mick and Linda Smith

Mick and Linda Smith

4 years ago

Kim & Matt Allen

Kim & Matt Allen

4 years ago

The Big Bad Beerad

The Big Bad Beerad

4 years ago

Stephen & Kristy Fenton

Stephen & Kristy Fenton

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jeff & Carol

Jeff & Carol

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jim and Sue

Jim and Sue

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Tim & Jill

Tim & Jill

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Matt and Anna

Matt and Anna

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

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