Sam was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 8. Then he was told his best chances for survival were to have a bone marrow transplant however he did not have a match. Chemotherapy eventually put him into remission, but he relapsed two years later and still had no match on the registry.
Sam say’s ” I never found a match but by God’s grace, an experimental transplant from myself worked and I am still here today. The pure miracle of my survival has inspired me to dedicate a large part of my life to making sure patients don’t have to go through the same thing as my family and I.” In 2009 he launched The Make Me A Match Project to help save the lives of patients suffering from Leukemia and other blood related diseases