Sam’s Story


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Sam Featherstone is a 19-year-old college freshman who has been battling brain cancer for over three years. He has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and three brain surgeries. Despite all of these efforts, the cancer has persisted. A recent MRI at St. Jude showed the cancer has aggressively returned and there are currently no more treatment options. Sam is now on hospice care at home.

Sam was attending IUPUI on a full scholarship and had aspirations to become a pediatric oncologist, having received provisional admittance to the Indiana University School of Medicine class of 2016. Sam wanted to become a pediatric oncologist so that he could help children with brain tumors but now that is unlikely to happen. Still, Sam wants to help find a cure for childhood brain cancer, and therefore has organized
SAMSTRONG: Search for the Cure to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors and to raise money for research.

Please visit
Sam’s Tribute Page at St. Jude Research Hospital for Children. While there, click on Make a Donation and give generously to this worthy cause. 100% of your donation will be earmarked in Sam’s honor to fund pediatric brain cancer research. Thank you!

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