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Benefit for Sam Zander

Date(s): 1/17/2015


Town Hall, Rock Falls WI
Benefit including dinner, silent auction and entertainment to help raise money for Sam Zander. Sam is a 6 year old little boy who up until March of 2014 had a very normal life. He became sick and after a protracted illness was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that unfortunately has left permanent damage to his pituitary gland. He has had surgery to remove most of it, but the tumor is in a very delicate location and if it is not permanently removed it will grow back. The best option is to give him medication to suppress its growth. he is currently on Interferon injections weekly in addition to his other medications. He will either need radiation or surgery to completely remove the tumor, but he runs the risk of brain damage if it is performed too early. Sam is the son of Amber and Galen Zander. Galen is currently deployed, serving his country in the National Guard, leaving Amber to care for Sam and his three brothers. Money raised will help defray medical and transportation costs.
Rhiannon Riley

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