Sam Davidson Fundraiser

For: Courtney and Joel Davidson
Boone, IA
Organizer: Kate Kokemiller
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 93 donors
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The Story

This is a fundraiser for friends and family of the Davidson's to help relieve them of some of the costs of medical bills for Sam as he goes through treatments.

Here is the story originally posted by Courtney:

For the past month or so our Sam has not been feeling well off and on. Recurrent ear infections and bad headaches. Antibiotics worked but headaches persisted. On a whim we decided to have his eyes checked and although his vision was great a wonderful OD friend of mine noticed some optical nerve swelling. This was Monday. On Tuesday we visited an ophthalmologist who confirmed with an MRI that there was a mass sitting on top of Sam's brain stem not allowing CSF to drain proper, thus causing the headaches. That evening we took a little ambo ride to the new Children's hospital in Iowa City where they performed an operation to put a drain on his skull that would drain fluid and relieve pressure. Sam has been sedated since Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning they took Sam at 9:00 for his surgery. Around 6 PM the surgeon finished. The MRI the following morning confirmed that the tumor was successfully removed. Praise God!!!
On Friday we spoke to Sam's new doctor, his oncologist, a brain tumor specialist. Although the tumor was removed we still needed to proceed with radiation/chemotherapy to prevent any regrowth of tumor.

So the next couple weeks we will spend in Iowa City recovering and getting stronger before our next battle.
As of right now it seems that we will do radiation and chemo for six weeks in Houston and then for the following year do maintenance chemo once a month in Iowa City.

Although right now this seems like a lot of disturbance from our normal, we know that this is just a bend on Sam's path. We are so thankful to God for all the blessings he has showered over our little super man and how his healing hand has kept him safe thus far. We know that it is God who has carried us thru this journey so far and He will continue to carry us and bless our little man.

Please know that we are so humbled by all the love, support & prayers we have received this far! Know that we have read each and every message!!! Please continue to pray for Sam as he endures this battle he will have ahead. Pray for strength, healing and great results and give all the glory to God!

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 21, 2017

Posted on March 21, 2017

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