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I came to Yakima 25 years ago and I wanted more than anything in the world to be apart of a foundation that built the community up. I worked with Memorial Hospital to get the Memorial Foundation started and our intention was to help build health services in the community and meet unmet needs.
Babies don't make appointments so I need to be ready to go take care of them whenever they call. I live very close to the hospital. It's only 2 minutes walk from my bedside to the bedside in the nursery.
In January 2000, we were expecting our 6th grandchild. Camery was born at the University Hospital in Seattle where she immediately was put on life support until she was stable enough to move to Children’s Hospital for her first open heart surgery at 4 weeks old.
My name is Sam. I have a friend, Jamie. We are both 5. In some ways we are the same, in other ways we are different.
"I wanted to do something that was a physical challenge and marry that concept with a charity in Yakima."