Samuel is an incredibly happy 7 year old who loves life! He is very active and doesn’t let his severe hemophilia slow him down a bit! He loves super heroes, his 3 big sisters, and his little brother, Elijah, who is also a BuckeyeThon kid!
Siblings Name and Birthdays: Kyleigh, Kaelyn, Aubrey, and Elijiah
Parents Names: Natalie and Jason
Favorite Things to Do: Swim, Ride his bike, Play outside in the snow, Play on his tablet, and Be in the Boy Scouts
Favorite Color: Sparkly Gold
Favorite Food: Chinese noodles
What he wants to be when she grows up: Dentist
Favorite Movie: The Avengers
Samuel's Hemophilia Journey:
Samuel's Hemophilia Journey: Samuel was brought home in April of 2016 after being adopted from China by his parents. His parents knew he had a disorder that made him bruise easily. While they were in China, Sam had many joint bleeds in his ankles and knees and was unable to walk. He was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for testing and discovered he had severe hemophilia type A. Samuel needs infusions twice a week to prevent injury and bleeding. At first he went to the hospital for infusions, then he had a home health nurse come. Last Thanksgiving, his dad started doing the infusions on his own. His oldest sister has also learned how to infuse. Samuel doesn’t have a port, so finding his vein to infuse him can be difficult. He has adjusted well and is so brave! His three sisters and brother adore him and his parents couldn’t imagine their family without him!