Sam was born in June 2010 at the Whittington Hospital in north London. That same day he was transferred to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in central London, where he was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukaemia.
Sam spent the next three weeks on Elephant Ward undergoing chemotherapy treatment and a further six weeks in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. He passed away in August 2010 in the arms of his parents.
Following Sam’s death his family and friends decided to commemorate his life by raising funds to assist and support children suffering from leukaemia or cancer and their parents/guardians, and to promote education and research into leukaemia and cancer.
The current Trustees of Sam’s Trust are:
N De-Freitas – a project worker in the voluntary sector.
C Hook – a solicitor specialising in charity and social enterprise law.
G McNab – a management accountant for the Civil Service.
J Pamphlett – a youth justice worker.
D Wright – a post-doctoral researcher in computational science.