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January 12, 2015
Sam, I met you through your film and could not believe how amazing you are. You touched the lives of so many, including myself. The world is a better place for having you in it. You are an incredible inspiration to all. Rest In Peace Buddy.
January 10, 2015
Well Sam, You still make me giggle with your cute added humor, "never miss a good party"..I pray ?? heaven is the biggest bash you ever experience! RIP lil buddy...Your never forgotten!
November 17, 2014
I just watched Sam's TEDTalk tonight and discovered that he had left the world earlier this year, I'm sure for a well-deserved seat in the highest of places. Since I'll never have the opportunity to shake hands with this great young man, I want to say "thank you, Sam!" right here because I believe he just pulled me back from the brink. This middle-aged man was so deeply moved by the obvious depth of Sam's compassion for himself and for others and by his mature and joyful approach to life, that thoughts of suicide (after many years of my own health challenge) passed from my mind. I cried real tears for the first time in a long time listening to his genuine and heartfelt words. I feel that was a blessing from God and that surely Sam was a shooting star in so many peoples lives. Rest in peace, big Sam, and thank you. May God Bless the Berns family. -Clark
November 05, 2014
Dear Sam, you just won the Nobel Award of my heart, condolences to your parents and you little man spread your Wings and fly. Dear Parents, ty for sharing Sams life with the World, it showed so much love and strenght, know for certain Sam will never be gone, he will be remembered forever.
November 01, 2014
what a beautiful young man it truly made me ashamed for feeling sorry for myself i know God took him right into heaven my GOD WATCH OVER HIS FAMILY
October 22, 2014
I just watched Sam's documentary today and I had to google him to see what he was up to today. I am so sad for your loss. I will be thinking of him on Thursday and saying prayers for you both. Thank you for sharing his life with us.
October 15, 2014
I just finished watching the documentary of Sam and it was very inspiring to me. Im sad to learn of his passing and my prayers are with his family. Lately I have been struggling with life and this disease that I have. Sam you have helped me to want to continue to fight and never give up. I know you are an angel in Heaven may u rest forever in Gods arms!
October 15, 2014
September 14, 2014
just finished watching your story about your full life with Sam. Although I have no idea all the pain and frustration you have gone and continue to go through. One thing stood out to me throughout the story and that was the incredible love and happiness that was so clear and obvious in all of you . Your eyes sparkled when you spoke of Sam and the other children, of course saw pain and loss in your eyes at times. I hope and pray that you succeed in finding a cure... you both have already succeeded in being such great and loving parents...Thank you for sharing ..many blessings Theresa Jefferson Guelph, Ontario Canada
September 12, 2014
Sam will never be really dead, his courageous life that he exhibited while alive, shall inspire others as long as the world exists. What a great person he was.
August 19, 2014
May the Beautiful Memories of your loved one provide solace and strength you and your family during this difficult time. May you also find comfort in God's promise of life without end in Paradise. Matthew 5:5 , Acts 25:15
August 19, 2014
Dear Berns Family,

Thank you for providing this space to communicate with you.

Please accept heartfelt condolences on Sam's passing.

I am unable to imagine or comprehend how you must feel. But, if I may, I'd like to share my feeling and thoughts with you.

Until yesterday afternoon, I was (not so) blissfully ignorant about the existence of Sam Berns. Within a span of a few hours, I went from what I can only describe as pre-Sam to post-Sam existence! Very few events and/or people have had that kind of impact upon me. I am blessed enough to recognize a significant life moment when I encounter one. 'Sam Berns' is not merely such a 'moment' but a veritable force-field of irresistible love! I didn't stand a chance! In a short few hours, I went from not knowing anything about him to falling in love with the kid, your kid! I went from crying at what I felt was too much to bear and so unfair, to smiling and being gently, but very surely, pulled into the magical spell of love cast by Sam! And, where there's love, all good things are possible! When I finished watching the documentary, I had already become a different person. Hence the 'post-Sam' comment earlier.

Then, I made the mistake of googling Sam. I was NOT prepared for the kind of heart-wrenching pain I experienced when I saw that he had passed away in January this year. Oh, I have lost loved ones. But, I have very very rarely been wracked with the kind of grief, pain and sense of loss that I experienced upon seeing the google 'hits' come back with news of Sam's passing. I allowed myself to cry. I felt such ache for you two, as well. I wished I could give you both a hug, a silent hug. So, I looked for you, and eventually found this guestbook. However, I didn't write you yesterday because I didn't want to write from just emotion. So, I slept on it, so to speak.

In between, I prayed for Sam's heart and soul to be in peace. I have no doubt that he's in the Divine Loving Embrace right now! I also prayed for your healing and for your strength, and for help to come your way in your effort to find the cure for progeria.

This morning, the first thing I thought of was Sam's eyes and smile. Naturally, I was already smiling when I awoke. I knew Sam had become a part of my life. So, here I am today, presenting my testimony to the magnitude of influence that Sam has upon us, his spirit siblings. His influence is still unfolding.... I am most grateful to God, and to you his parents, for Sam ! I believe God made him extra-special so we could all realize that God exists!

So, what now? To demonstrate my gratitude to God for Sam, I'm doing what I CAN do (taking to heart Sam's philosophy for a happy life). I have spoken to Kyra at PRF about becoming a volunteer; it would be a privilege to help PRF even in a small way.

I think the world is getting better one smile at at time, thanks to Sam!

In heartfelt gratitude & prayer,
touched by your angel

Continuing to pray for healing,
touched by your angel
August 04, 2014
I just watched the documentary on Sam. I have never been so moved by such a sweet, smart and beautiful soul. The love he and his parents have was truly unconditional. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all that loved him. Watching that tonight brought years of happiness and smiles I haven't had in a long time. To his parents........thank you for the work you do and for allowing the world to see such a beautiful and amazing young man. I am so sorry for your loss.
August 03, 2014
July 30, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Sam was an inspiration to us all. Your entire family inspired my daughter to become a doctor.
July 30, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Sam. I just now saw it say 1996-2014 on Katie's show. I did not hear about it in January. I am so sad.
July 29, 2014
Everyone should have parents as great as Scott & Leslie. Sam was an amazing young man well beyond his years and he touch the lives of so many. Dr. Leslie Gordon is one amazing mom. Keep up all your hard work it's paying off and be proud......ND
July 29, 2014
I'm so sorry for your lost I just learn about Sam's passing away through watching Katie Couric and her show was about the terrible disease Progeria I saw Sam last year on her show. I also watch Sam's HBO Special. Sam was a very positive and strong minded young man and he had inspired me in many ways. May Sam rest in peace. And he will miss by us all. Thank you Sam. For your courage and strength. And being so positive. My thoughts and prayers are with the Berns family.
July 26, 2014
i am very sorry for your lost and i hope the god of peace will be with you during your trials John 6:39
July 25, 2014
We watched Sam's program again last evening. Our admiration of his life and his courage are stronger than ever. How blessed you were to love him for 17 years and forever and to help so many other children..

Joyce M. Pair
Atlanta, GA
July 15, 2014
Sam is the most inspirational young man that I have ever encountered. His life has and will continue to impact all who has come to know him. He is truly one of God's greatest gifts.
July 14, 2014
God bless you, Sam. You will live forever cradled with God's love.
July 14, 2014
I just watched the story of your Sam, I have to get up for work in a few hours, but I could not stop watching. He was an extraordinary young man. I saw a lot of mannerisms in him that remind me of my 8 yr old. Especially his love for music and sports. What boy doesn't want to play the drums. I am going to hold my son as soon as I'm done and thank god for every day I have him. God bless your family and I will always know who Sam Berns was.
MIke Katula Struthers, Ohio 7-14-14
July 14, 2014
We all have a special Angel to watch over us....for that I am grateful. Thank you Sam for your precious gift you have given me in my heart. God Bless your mother and father always they are truly special people
July 09, 2014
Rest in peace until the God of all tender mercy will call, and you yourself will answer... what a day that will be!!!
Ag nc
July 05, 2014
Your story is truly inspiring. You gave hope to many who didn't have any. Thanks Sam for allowing us to experience your life.
June 22, 2014
It's good to know there's a Saint guiding the progeria research: Sam. His strength, his joy, his struggles are an inspiration for all. God bless your family and give you light to see that Sam is on His Right, helping you.
June 21, 2014
Dear Berns Family,
I just watched the HBO documentary about your extraordinary son, Sam. He was a wonderful reminder of appreciating life everyday. It's not about the years of your life, it's about the life in your years. He made the most of what God blessed him with. We should all strive to do the same. Thank you for sharing your lives and the lives of the other families with us. May God continue to give you the strength to persevere in your work on progeria.
(Kelli, W.Sacramento, CA)
June 21, 2014
I will never forget you Sam Berns. I watched the program on Progiria with you in it and am so sad to hear you passed. It is 6-20-2014. May you finally be free of this and live on in the spirit world where you can drum forever.
June 21, 2014
I just watched the HBO documentary "Life According to Sam." Sam was an extra ordinary young man. It was a beautiful film. I feel as if I knew Sam. I watched his amazing journey. Thank you for allowing the world to watch his story.I am truly sorry for your loss. God's blessings always.
Florence Garner - Gaston, NC 6-21-14
June 20, 2014
Am soooo sorry to hear about little sam, I just watched the Documentry about your research of the Drug. Again am soooo sorry,sending our prayers to you from the wilson family in California.
June 16, 2014
What an incredible,lovely human being. His parents must be so proud of him. Sorry for your profound loss.
June 16, 2014
Truly,an amazing family that changed the world!!! Thank you Sam for your inspiration. You will not be forgotten. Scott and Leslie, I am sorry for your breathtaking loss. I want thank-you for sharing Sam with us and I hope you know how much we all care about all of you, your family, your Medical team, your friends, your patients. Sam was all about dignity, and integrity. That's the best! He really lived!!! You were wonderful parents. You were Sams inspiration.
Lori Kaye
June 16, 2014
I am saddened by the loss of this amazing and gifted young man. I hope God will grant you comfort and the courage to go on without him. I wish you luck in your continued fight against this disease. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Tina L. Bazor
June 15, 2014
We/ I wish you all of luck with your Search for the cure against progeria. We just saw your movie on HBO and this made me look How your intelligent and beautiful Son is doing. My deepest condolences to you all. With kind regards,
June 09, 2014
Thank you so much Sam for teaching the world more about the illness that you lived with. You were such an inspiration and made the world a much better place to be in.
May 30, 2014
I watched his story on HBO he was a very beautiful young man.He was a true gift from god and will truly be missed. Karla Thompson Simms from Pittsburgh PA.
May 25, 2014
This evening I was looking for something inspirational to watch - a documentary. I chose to watch Life According to Sam. What a brave young man Sam turned out to be and he was most fortunate to have Dr. Scott Berns and Dr. Leslie Gordon for parents. Sam was not self-absorbed, he was concerned about his mother and father and all of those involved in his life. While I am truly saddened about Sam's passing, I feel his accomplishments in his short life, were an inspiration to us all. He was truly blessed with two parents and a special aunt who loved him dearly. His accomplishments were many and his honors tremendous. Many thanks to his wonderful parents for doing everything in their power on the research and possible cure for progeria - they brought a wonderful young man in this world. May Sam forever rest in peace.
May 25, 2014
I watched a movie about Sam today. It touched my heart. I have never seen so much determination in my life. I quit my job last week because I failed a test I needed to pass. I freaked out. After watching this movie, I am going to take the test again and I will not quit until I pass it. Sam and his family never gave up. His Mom never gave up either as she submitted her study article several times. I will use Sam's determination to not quit when things get tough !!! Thank you Sam and his Mom & Dad for your continued studies on Progeria, I wish you contined success with your fight to find a cure. In my prayers..Thank you!
May 25, 2014
You are truly amazing Sam. Thank you for showing the world the true meaning of life, our hearts are forever touched.
May 22, 2014
I just watched the movie about Sam's remarkable life, and wanted to add my words of gratitude; to thank his family for sharing young Sam- a truly inspirational person- with the world. Blessings, and condolences.
May 22, 2014
I just watched the HBO documentary on you and your son. Sam was a true inspiration and an amazing blessing. I am thankful that I got the opportunity to see such a beautiful light in our world and I am so sorry that he had to leave. What you have done for all the children with progeria is amazing. I will pray for Sam's sweet soul, for your family, for all children with progeria, and that a cure is found. Keep fighting and remember you are in my prayers always. God bless you and sweet Sam
May 09, 2014
Sam was a truly wise and inspirational young man. Thank you for giving him so much happiness, humanistic values and self-esteem in his short life. May you be comforted with all the mourners of Zion, Jerusalem and all the world, and may his memory be for a blessing.
May 08, 2014
I just now watched the documentary on hbo and realized this precious child had past. I'm so sorry for your loss. He taught me through that film to slow down and appreciate the life we were given. Very special young man.....
May 02, 2014
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU THOUGH WE MET YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART I FEEL YOU WERE A GIFT FROM GOD AND YOU TAUGHT EVERYONE A WONDERFUL LESSON ABOUT LIVING LIFE MARY- CALIFORNIA
May 01, 2014
he was amazing and so was his parents, thank you for fighting for all the children
April 28, 2014
I have recently watched the videos online. What a temendous life he lead. His parents must be so proud. His message and approach to life was fantastic.
April 28, 2014
Sam Berns was truly an amazing person with so much real hope the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts and burst forth from our mouths to God asking him to let us remember clearly the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared. Hebrews 6:10.
April 24, 2014
What a significant loss. Brilliant mind, kind heart, positive outlook. My heart is just broken into pieces. He would have done amazing things had he been able to accomplish his dream of becoming a geneticist. I just can't understand this...why this must happen to the best of people. You are missed amd greatly loved by many people, Sam.
April 23, 2014
What an amazing person Sam was. God bless him and thank you Sam for your profound and true wisdom.
April 09, 2014
To the parents of Samson Berns, i watched the documentary "Life according to Sam" just last night 4/8/2014. I was so touched by your sons spririt and determination, I was as equally impressed at all the effort that you all put forth in trying to put an end to this horrible disease. Nevertheless, i was so proud of Sam and all of his accomplishments (especially in education) I felt like a proud mother when he won all those awards. I was so sad to learn of Sams Death this morning. My prayers and condolences go out to you. You had the chance to spend time with a very special person. I wished that i had had a chance to meet Sam. He will be greatly missed.
April 09, 2014
To the parents of Samson Berns, i watched the documentary "Life according to Sam" just last night 4/8/2014. I was so touched by your sons spririt and determination, I was as equally impressed at all the effort that you all put forth in trying to put an end to this horrible disease. Nevertheless, i was so proud of Sam and all of his accomplishments (especially in education) I felt like a proud mother when he won all those awards. I was so sad to learn of Sams Death this morning. My prayers and condolences go out to you. You had the chance to spend time with a very special person. I wished that i had had a chance to meet Sam. He will be greatly missed. Diedre
April 08, 2014
i am so moved by your life. RIP brother
April 05, 2014
Rest in peace
April 04, 2014
I Just watched sams story today on soho here in NZ what an amazing young man sam was sams story "really touched my heart" what an amazing young man may the Lord God
Bless you both and may his holy spirit touch your hearts and comfort you both
God Bless from mum in NZ xo
April 04, 2014
Hi there to sams family from NZ I watched sams story today On Soho wow what an amzing young man he was My deepest condolences to you Both for the loss of your precious son sam what an an amazing young man he was I hope one day that there is a "cure" for "progeria" I really enjoyed watching sams story Blessings to you all from NZ
April 01, 2014
Dear Sam's Parents and family
Your son is totally amazing - an inspiration. I just can't tell you how moving I found his TEDx speech and I sent it to all the people I care about. Such a lesson about LIFE. Sam is no longer with you but for some reason which I will never really understand, he was taken away. However, the impact of his life will teach so much to so many people. I know it will take you forever to come to terms with losing him so early in his life. That life is exceptional, even if short lived, and I believe he knew - and was ready to accept that. He lived a compressed life with the unconditional love your family gave him, so I guess everything was short-lived and at the same time love-intensive. In any case, I know you have been an incredibly exceptional family to give that little guy - even if it was short - an incredibly lovely time on this earth when it comes to love.
March 31, 2014
The true God promises at Matthew 6:10 that his Kingdom is the only final solution to suffering and disease. May his care and comfort envelope your entire family.
March 31, 2014
In a world so caught up with outward appearance you chose to share your son with the world and showed us what true beauty is. Thank-you for sharing your son and life with the world. Psalms 37:9-11
March 28, 2014
Just watched the documentary. My condolences to the family. I'm 22 years old from Baltimore with no idea what I want my life to become of. Sam is and will remain a huge inspiration to me in my life moving forward.
March 18, 2014
YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE, SAM HIS LIFE WILL TRULY BE REMEMBERED MAY YOU KNOW THAT ALMIGHTY GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS PEACE AND CONTINUE TO COMFORT YOU. MATT5;3 & 2COR1;2&3
March 11, 2014
My heart genuinely aches for your loss. Becoming acquainted with Sam & your family through your documentary I feel as though I have lost a family member too. Thank you for educating me about this rare disease. I wish you strength to continue your pursuit of the cure. L'Chaim!
March 08, 2014
My heart go out to you.Also read Isaiah 33 : 24 were it says that no on will say I am sick.
March 07, 2014
I am so saddened to hear of Sams' passing. I watched "Life According To Sam' just two weeks ago and was moved to tears. Sam was a HERO and a true inspiration to mankind.My deepest sympathies to you and your families...Rest In Peace, Sam...you truly will be missed but never forgotten.
Dawna White....Alberta, Canada
March 04, 2014
I have seen many touching displays of courage, determination, and the true heart to make the best of a bad situation, but no one has affected me more than this young man. I hope we can all learn something about true courage. My prayers go out to the family.
March 04, 2014
Many people have learnt a lot from this young man who was wiser beyond his years, me included. So sorry for you loss. The world lost an amazing soul but what the world lost heaven gained. You will see him again. Rest in peace Sam
March 04, 2014
His story is truly inspirational to everyone. As his parents you know better than anyone truly the great man that he was. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort grant you peace in your time of distress.
March 03, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Sam's demise and appreciate the education of his disease shown through the recent movie. Your entire family is in my prayers that you might be comforted and continue to work toward a cure for this horrible disease. He was an intelligent and brave young man. M.E.Taylor (Tacoma, WA)
March 02, 2014
What a beautiful inspirational young man. I know you will be doing phenomenal things in heaven Sam. My deepest condolences to the family. . .but please know Sam is happy where he is andf is waiting for your time to join him. . .
February 27, 2014
He was different - and he made a difference! I found him to be inspiring in so many ways after seeing the documentary. May God give you strength to continue to battle the mystery of the disease that took him away. You are wonderful people and super parents to Sam. He was very lucky to have you for 17 years!
February 26, 2014
I am so sad to hear Sam has passed. He is quite an inspiration and has touched many hearts. I will pray for your family and their grief.
February 25, 2014
betty pearson/jackson tenn. the doc. according to sam was soo inspiring i loved him.
February 24, 2014
May God give you both strength in your time of need. Sam Burns "Wow" what an amazing young man. I have saved Sam's story on my tivo, I watch it anytime I need to find purpose in my own life. I will never forget Sam and I look forward to meeting him one day in heaven. You both did an outstanding job being the best parents Sam could have ever wish for. God bless
February 23, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family. Our loving creator invites us to approach him in prayer, to pour out our hearts to him. (Ps 62:8)
May he grant you peace, comfort, and strength during this time of sadness.
February 22, 2014
I never had the pleasure of meeting Sam, what a true inspiration and symbol of courage, my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to his parents, extended family and friends.
February 22, 2014
sam you have brought knowleg 2 a lot,s of people,s sam your work is done rest with the lord
February 21, 2014
May the Peace of The Lord be with Sam and his family and friends forever.
February 15, 2014
I truly hope that with each day your path becomes brighter and your wealth of memories of Sam flood out the sorrow of your loss.
I love to look at the picture of him and see the wisdom behind his glasses and think of the youthful spirit in his heart.
Thank you for letting us all get a glimpse of so wonderful a young man and may our condolences give you comfort in knowing how much he was loved.
Isaiah 65:17-25
February 12, 2014
My deepest sympathies go out to Sam's family and friends at his passing...even though he is no longer among us, the inspiring film about his life will ensure that the beautiful joy and light that was the heart and soul of Sam Berns lives on forever...
February 11, 2014
I know your son blessed so many lives. I watched the documentary and I am still touched by your family's strength and Sam's generous spirit. Thank you for sharing your precious gift with the world.
February 11, 2014
Watched that "life according to Sam" and what a great guy he was. Wish everyone enjoyed their lives as much as he did his. Prayers are with the parents and God bless you both for such a wonderful young man you shared with us.
February 09, 2014
Having just watched Life According to Sam, I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. His courage and determination was remarkable. My condolences to his family. I pray that the Progeria Foundation created by his family will continue to learn about Progeria as it not only affects those with the genetic mutation but also has tremendous implications regarding cardiovascular disease in general.
February 08, 2014
I live in MA and first heard of Sam via the local news due to his passing. I just finished watching the documentary and I am moved beyond words. You all must be so proud to have known such a wonderful, wise, inspiring soul. May the love you have for him, which will remain always, carry you forward.
February 06, 2014
I hope and pray that your son Sam will rest in peace. God bless him for his courage. debra kohler
February 05, 2014
Thank You Lord Jesus, for the life of Sam Berns. You called him to Yourself - to be with You Forever, in our Eternal Heavenly Home. He most certainly had an Angelic and Very Special Message of Hope and Encouragement for us all! I pray that his loving parents, his entire family and all his friends will be comforted - knowing that You - Lord, Love and Care for us. Rest in Peace. Stephen, Cape Town, South Africa.
February 04, 2014
Our Lord is ever-mindful of our children, His precious, innocent lambs. Because He knows the innocence of their character, the honesty of their words, and the beauty and light of their love. For you see, it is not just the rising of the sun you see each day, but the happiness and joy of our children abiding with Our Lord, and singing their songs of happiness and love that brightens our mornings and settles our woes and grief.........
February 03, 2014
The Rev William and Elizabeth Craven, Brampton, Ontario Canada. Your son is a hero to us. we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We trust that God has Sam in the warmth of His embrace.
January 31, 2014
My sympathy goes out to the Family during your time of grief. Yours to keep forever are all the beautiful memories gathered through the years. May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50, 76)
January 31, 2014
Please accept our condolences on Sam's death. Our very best wishes to his wonderful family.
Sylvia and Laurie Tolman
(We are friends of Barbara and Burt through the Boston Pemphigus Support Group.)
January 31, 2014
What a fine example he set for young people, sorry for your lost.
January 28, 2014
I am in shock. I have just seen Sam's history in HBO and I looked for it in google to know about him, and I found out about the sad news that he has died just a couple of days ago! From Chile I send a strong hug to the parents of Sam. they have a beautiful angel that takes care of them from the sky, and as he said: I believe that I can change the world and to be happy! Thank you for allowing us to know his son, my condolences, with love, Cindy. Sam, a kiss to the sky for you.
January 27, 2014
My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He will always be an inspiration.
January 27, 2014
My heart and prayers go out to his loved ones and friends. Sam is rejoycing with the Lord in heaven being forever young.
January 27, 2014
A terrible thing to loose a child at such a young age, I can't imagine it. Maybe, just maybe more will be done soon, to find an answer and an end to children suffering. The best to all, especially You Sam!
January 26, 2014
Thank you for introducing Sam (via his documentary) to our world and sharing his life with us. He was an amazing young man with amazing parents. God Bless.
January 26, 2014
The love of Mother, Father, Child is so evident in this beautiful documentary. You each have made our world sweeter, richer and now more aware of this disease. May we all continue to hear Sam's voice to remind us of what is most important.
My deepest condolences.
January 25, 2014
It was such a blessing to get a small glimpse into your journey. Thank you for sharing your story through your documentary. I am so incredibly impressed with Sam's ability to articulate his feelings! His life and attitude were such a blessing to me. My heart aches for your great loss!
January 25, 2014
Last week I taped "Life According to SAM” and I just now watched it. I loved it! However, I was in total shock at the death announcement at the end. I am so very sorry for your precious loss. You were both incredible with him, and he passed into God's hand's to a very natural, pain-free and peaceful place (as you both already know, but it doesn't make your loss or pain hurt any less, I know). You WILL see SAM again, someday. I also wish to say, that your work has inspired me tremendously in so many ways. I live, also in constant chronic, pain as I was born with very few anti-bodies, so therefore I cannot effectively fight off infection. This has been problematic, of course, since my childhood. I get a 5 hour IV infusion, in Dallas, at the hospital, once a month and will forever, in order to live. I have 5 + auto -immune diseases which are somewhat treatable, but not curable. I was having a "pity party" a couple of hours ago about my "poor pitiful self", and then I watched your BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING documentary. I had to let you know how much you and your FANTASTIC, LOVING, DETERMINED, SON HELPED ME TODAY!! Even in his passing, SAM'S life completely changed me and my way of looking at aging. (I'm 65yrs. old) He (through YOUR excellent, loving, non-coddling, persistent, solid self-esteem building, acceptance of ALL people and the absolute joy and importance of every day of his life) parenting) IS WHAT MADE SAM….who he was!!! I only saw SAM as SAM, not as SAM with progeria! He was so brave because ya'll were brave and you SHOWED him and TAUGHT him to be brave. I hope ya'll really do read this message, even though it is quite lengthy...I had a lot to say. I am deeply saddened by your loss, but also very grateful for SAM'S life. Please know, that through this documentary, you as parents, and SAM, have given a very much needed, special, loving, caring, generous and deeply-appreciated, generous gift....A small but extremely meaningful & gracious gift…… a small part of SAM'S LIFE! God bless you all.

Susan Phillips
January 25, 2014
I saw the documentary a while ago and just saw the TED speech when it was recently posted. Sam was an extraordinary young man period. His world view is needed by so many young people regardless of their condition. He was an honor to his generation. I want to give so much of his fantastic outlook to two fantastic people- his parents. What rocks Sam had to stand upon!! May your pain be soothed by the memories of a YOUNG MAN with spirit that is so rare in today's society. May the peace that Sam demonstrated be felt by you even in the midst of your grieving. Thanks you for sharing your son and your endless work battling progeria with the world!
January 25, 2014
To Sam's parents: I am so sad to learn of your son's death. He was so special, so brave and courageous. His attitude and spirit were amazing. He truly touched my heart. What a wonderful man he would have been. I can only imagine the heartache you feel. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 24, 2014
To Sam's parents: I was heartbroken to read of the loss of your beloved son. What a wise and wonderful young man he was, filled with heart and courage and the sheer joy of being alive. He touched my heart beyond measure and has made a profound difference in my life and in the lives of countless people. Both of you, together with your precious son, have shown amply the extent to which love can change our world for the better.
January 23, 2014
I just saw the movie last night. In the end I cried my eyes out learning that Sam just died January 10. I do not know you but I certainly fell in love with Sam! What a great spirit. My sympathies to his parents. A friend in Pennsylvania
January 23, 2014
I watched "Life According to Sam" again last night. Sam deeply touched me and with his many gifts, he illustrated how to pack years worth of living into his too short lifespan. Sam was more self actualized then many people who have lived decades longer. We should all live as he did, no matter how long we are destined to be on this earth. I'm sad that he couldn't have been blessed with a longer life, because I'm certain he would have been a great man. My heart also aches for his loving parents, family, and friends.
January 23, 2014
Donna, Gabrielle, and I were saddened to hear about Sam's passing. Having met Sam and his fantastic mother and father was a great honor for us. A wonderful HBO documentary really told a fasinating story. We will continue to support the Progeria Foundation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lou, Donna and Gabrielle Widawski
January 23, 2014
If i could only be half the person Sam was. Let us all get out there and live as he did.
January 23, 2014
I just saw Sam on TV a couples weeks ago and what a wonderful young man with a an "ole soul"! I was so touched and impressed with his presence and confidence it was heart warming. You must be thankful you were given Sam. Thank you for sharing him with the world and me. God Bless you at this time as he his holding Sam in his arms.
January 23, 2014
So sadden to hear the news of Sam's passing. I just watched "Life According to Sam" and was deeply touched by him. Such a beautiful human being with an amazing soul. My deepest condolences to Leslie & Scott. You raised an inspiring young man.
January 22, 2014
Your documentary "Life According to Sam" touched my heart like never before. You and your parents are such an inspiration to us all, Sam, you have taught me to cherish each and every day and to follow your dreams. I only wish that you could have done the same. You will never be forgotten. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel!! Is there a foundation in Sams name that donations can be sent to? God Bless you and your family
January 22, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 22, 2014
I have worked for March of Dimes for just under four years. In that time, I have come to know so many wonderful people .... parents, children, staff, volunteers, donors. Until every child is born healthy, our work as one unified team will remain unfinished. And as long as I am blessed with my position, I'll raise awareness and funds for continued research - in HONOR of this remarkable young man whose time here was impactful and very special. To Drs. Berns and Gordon ...... may you both find some comfort knowing that your Sam lives on in the hearts of many!
January 22, 2014
The world is a richer place as a result of your son. Thank you for sharing him. His smile was contagious. His determination was inspirational. He will be greatly missed.
January 22, 2014
I loved the documentary and learning just how wonderful your son, Sam, truly was.
I only wish all humans exhibit the love and happiness within as your son lived his life. Thank you for sharing him with the world.
Donna Lee
January 22, 2014
To Sam's parents and loved ones,

Truly, our Creator watches over each of you and understands your pain of not having Sam here with you. At Psalm 56:8, we find King David pleading to God: “Do put my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not in your book?” As shown by this analogy, David knew that God was aware not only of his suffering but also of its emotional impact. God knows of your tears too. Your dear, remarkable son, Sam, is in His unforgettable memory.  Find comfort in that assurance and draw ever so closer to one another for support. 

We pray that the God of all comfort gives each of you the strength necessary to get through these most difficult days.
January 21, 2014
You and your parents are an inspiration to us all. Your indomitable spirit will live on.
January 21, 2014
You have changed so many lives for the better. Your life and your works will shine forever. Transition peacefully, rest well.
January 21, 2014
Sam Berns was a mensch!!!! How blessed I feel to have known about him. Much love and comfort to his family.
January 20, 2014
There will never be another Sam,or a family that was so caring and dedicated to such an inspirational child.
I hope the research continues to honor Sam.
I am so sad, just loved him.
January 20, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam Berns!
You were truly an inspiration and moved me more than you will ever know. Prayers said for your family. Taken way to soon Your spirit will live own!
January 20, 2014
Rest In Peace Sam. Love and Prayers to your Family. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 20, 2014
To Sam's family, my deepest condolences. What a gifted young man who was nurtured by family and friends. May we all follow your example to support our young people. His philosophy of living a happy life should be required for everyone to hear. Remarkable soul!
January 20, 2014
Rest in peace beautiful Sam. May your amazing parents take comfort in knowing what a gift you were to this world. Your positive spirit has been an inspiration to many.
January 20, 2014
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your remarkable son, Sam. I have no doubt he would have received the Nobel Prize. I have to say, I was awed by the figures he made out of lego's! That is something I've really not paid much attention to, but they just were as remarkable as Sam. I just saw the the HBO special~wasn't intending to watch it, but he just draws you to him. I think the world has lost someone who really would have achieved even more that he already has.
January 19, 2014
"No matter what I choose to become, I know I can change the world.... and I will be happy." If every child could have that outlook, think of what the world would be like! God bless you, Sam, and thank you for your courage and inspiration.
January 19, 2014
I just recently saw the 2012 documentary about Sam and the other kids with Progeria, although i missed the first few minutes. I couldn't help but fall in love with him by the end of the show. So intelligent and so upbeat and hopeful, and happy! Then at the end of the show the words came up that he had passed away Jan. 10th. I am so sorry. Bless his parents for fighting so hard! I hope the research on Progeria continues.
January 19, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 19, 2014
What a blessing to have Sam in all your lives!
January 19, 2014
What a great loss. Prayers for your family. You were such an inspiration to a lot of people. You will be greatly missed.
January 19, 2014
I will remember you forever. You are a hero & a great loss. May you rest in peace.
January 19, 2014
My life is more meaningful because of Sam. Profound condolences to your family.
January 19, 2014
What a gift from God Sam Berns was in every way! What beautiful and wonderful parents how was so lucky to have during his time in earth Melissa I watched the HBO documentary a couple of weeks ago, and today decided to watch it again,because Sam was the most extraordinary human being I had seen in such a long time! It was so uplifting. Was devastated at the end when "in memoriam" appeared Honestly feel like I have lost someone very close my prayers are with Sam and his beautiful and courageous Mom & Dad
Elaine Hall. Orlando ,Fl
January 19, 2014
RIP sweet sam. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless them all...
January 19, 2014
I watched the HBO documentary and Sam was such a special person. His courage and spirit to live each day to the fullest should be an inspiration to us all.
January 19, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Sam. My family had just recently seen the documentary about him. He was a sweet person and I know he is missed by his family and friends. Prayers to his family.
January 19, 2014
Words are so inadequate to convey the sympathy in my heart for you. We lost our son, Logan, when he was 16, so I know the pain of that loss. I admire your strength and the path you took. Sam has blessed the world, and you have blessed the lives of all children and families who must live with progeria. My sincerest love and wishes for your futures in this fight.
January 19, 2014
I watched Sam's HBO special after reading about his death in Time. As another Jewish mother, I am touched by your passion for Sam and the other progeria children and totally "get it". Sam has changed my perspective on life for the good. May his memory be a blessing.
January 19, 2014
Thank you Sam for demonstrating faith, love and strength. You proved love is the ever trascending symbol for life's existence. My prayers and thoughts go to Dr. Leslie Gordon, Dr. Scott Berns, family and friends. AS (Tamarac, FL)
January 19, 2014
Life in this world can be hard.
Life in this world can bring tears and pain.
Still ev'ry day I will say, “My life is not in vain.”
January 18, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I have never been so moved by anyone as I have been by Sam's story. He was a true inspiration. God bless
January 18, 2014
My heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your beloved Sam. I am from the Kansas City area and watched Sam's incredible documentary on the HBO. Cudos to them for distributing this fine piece of work. I can honestly say that no other person, in my 66 years of life, has made more of an impact on me than Sam. He was an angel on earth. His resolve with Progeria, his incredible outlook on life and the invaluable lessons he taught all of us, though innocently, are what we should strive to attain in life. What an incredible, young man you brought into this world, Scott and Leslie. I commend you for introducing your family to the world, your dedication to finding a cure for Progeria, and for never allowing this condition to hold your wonderful son back. Thank you for sharing Sam with the rest of us. Sincerely, Diane Garrett
January 18, 2014
One of the most eloquent of speakers, and shinning radiant light, to have ever graced our planet.
January 17, 2014
We never know G-ds reasons for anything.We can only guess that Sam was put on this earth to be the light, the inspiration to all of us to appreciate each moment.to give love and kindness to see beauty in all. To hope.to strive to dream. Sam's memory will be with me as long as I will be on this earth. Sam's life here was a blessing to us all. May his parents find peace and comfort.
May your foundations mission come to fruition.You are a beautiful family.
January 17, 2014
In memory of Sam Berns - God Bless you and your family
January 17, 2014
How very proud you must be of your Son. He was a special person not because of his illness, but because he embraced life in a way that so many of us do not. May G-d bless you and your family.
January 17, 2014
God bless you Sam,
Spread your angel wings and fly! What a strong smart young man! You lived life to the fullest and blessed with a beautiful family. I hope many see your documentary Life According to Sam.
Our sincere condolence to your loved ones
January 17, 2014
Be at Peace, Sam. I stand humbly before you. May your soul soar, higher than an eagle can spread his wings, and may your spirit touch all of us.
January 17, 2014
I'm truly sorry for your loss. Sam was a lovely boy and he inspires me. May God continue blessing the Progeria Research Foundation, Scott, Leslie, Audrey and the research to help those who suffer from this disease. With a heavy heart and in my prayers... always.
January 17, 2014
May God receive Sam as a healthy, handsome 17 year old young man, free of all earthly ailments. I am truly sorry you, and all of us, lost Sam, but he accomplished what he was meant to do. Great effort, Sam. Rest in peace.
January 17, 2014
May Sam's memory live on forever through acts of good deeds and kindness. I am sure that he'll be attending Yeshiva University up in heaven not as a student but as a teacher of courage and hope. Sam is an inspiration to all!
January 17, 2014
From the moment I watched Sam's story I knew he was someone special, someone who was able to touch the lives of so many just by being himself.
He inspired me to be a better human being and to appreciate the gift of every day more than before.
I know there's nothing I can say to take all your pain away, but I hope my words and those of the thousands who will reach out to you brings you a little comfort in this time of loss.
Sam is sitting right next to God keeping him company, watching over you both, and he will live as a shining light in all our hearts until it's time for us to join him, if we're worthy.
All my Love to you both.
January 17, 2014
Although gone too soon, may the memories of the special times spent with Sam ease your pain. Be comforted in knowing that "Christ did actually rise from the dead, and has become the first of millions who will come back to life again someday." 1Cor. 15:20. Extending compassion to the family.
January 16, 2014
My prayers uplift your family in this time of sadness at Sam's passing. I was blessed by Sam's and your story and want to send my condolences. You are true pioneers. Keep fighting the good fight! God bless you.
January 16, 2014
I was so moved and inspired like so many others by Sam and his beautiful outlook on life. Sam accomplished so much in his life and really focused on what was important. He said one of his goals was to change the world and he certainly has to people all over the world.
January 16, 2014
What an inspiration Sam was to all of us. Just watched the documentary and so hoped he was doing OK. Thank you to his parents for sharing him with the world. My deepest sorrows to his parents. Sam, may you Rest in Peace.
January 16, 2014
I can't in any way imagine the unbearable pain of losing your only child. My deepest sympathy and hope that the memory of Sam's life and all the lives that he and you have touched and brought comfort to will bring you peace. Sam was quoted as saying 'No matter what I choose to become, I believe that I can change the world"
I don't know if he realized it, but he already did.
January 16, 2014
We fell in love with Sam, a brilliant, inspiring and altogether amazing young man. Our family cried when we heard that he had passed. He will remain in our hearts forever. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful son.
January 16, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I saw Sam along with you (his parents) on TV last year and his story was touching and heartfelt, thanks for sharing Sam and his story as well as yours with us, Sam and your family will not be forgotten, for GOD has added another beautiful flower to his garden.
January 16, 2014
DoItForSam.com - Anyone wishing to help donate to Progeria Research and get something to continue telling Sams incredible story should check this out. DoItForSam.com
January 16, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
January 16, 2014
Sam's endurance is worthy of imitation. May "Our Heavenly Father" be with you to give you his peace. Phillipians 4:6.
January 16, 2014
Send my sympathy
January 16, 2014
WHAT AN INSPIRATION HE WAS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYER ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. JUST THE OTHER NIGHT I WATCHED THE DOCUMENTRY ABOUT SAM. IT WAS SO INSPIRATIONAL.
January 16, 2014
thank you for sharing Sams amazing story. He i such an inspiration to all of us. Such A tower of strength. Know Sam is with our Father in Heaven at peace and without pain watching over you. Please find comfort knowing that you've touched so many lives for good.
January 16, 2014
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. I found him inspiring.
January 16, 2014
Mike joins me in sending our condolences on your loss of Sam. We have followed his accomplishments and being inspired from afar by them. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Colette Mull (Brown Peds Resident under Scott) and husband Michael Dreyer
January 16, 2014
Sam Berns was a precious gift to us all. He taught us many lessons. From him we learned to persevere in adversity and to live and appreciate every moment of life.
To his family I send sincere condolences and the hope that fond memories and the peace of God will comfort you.
Psalm 121
January 16, 2014
Rest in peace
January 16, 2014
Mankind has lost a hero, but his courage and insperation will live on for eternity, Thank you Sam Berns. Rest in peace.
January 16, 2014
RIP Angel
January 15, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sam was wise beyond his years and his story touched me. He was a beautiful young man.
January 15, 2014
I came across Sam's documentary on HBO a while back and I was afraid to watch it. A student of mine brought an article in on Monday that was to reflect something on social justice. My student brought an article in about Sam's life and that he had died on Friday evening. I went home on Monday evening and watched the documentary and was moved to tears on several occasions. I can tell anyone that after you see this documentary, you will never have a bad day again. This child every day lite the world on fire with his loving presence. C.S. writes: " We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. he walks everywhere incognito." Perhaps in the coming days, a world without Sam will be a place that his friends and family cannot recognize. But through time,they will come to see that he was homemade wine. Simple, pure, good and nothing added.
January 15, 2014
I was deeply saddened to learn of Sam's passing. Sam will be deeply missed by his parents, but also to the rest of the world. G-d rest his soul.
January 15, 2014
What A Brave, Inspirational man. Only 5 years my junior, But with the wisdom of 3 lifetimes! May his family find peace in knowing he touched the lives of people around the globe, and accomplished his goal of changing the world. Rest in Peace, and God bless you brother.
January 15, 2014
Rest in peace. Your light touched so many. May God bless your very special family.
January 15, 2014
My love & prayers go out to Sam's family. It is so hard for us to give up our children, but know they are safe in Jesus' arms, no more sorrow, no more pain. Praise God we will meet again soon!! God is coming be ready. Loving you all with Christ's love.
January 15, 2014
MY HEART AND PRAYERS TO ANGEL SAM AND FAMILY. BLESS YOU! WITH LOVE.
January 15, 2014
This gentle soul was sent to teach us all about kindness and acceptance. May God bless him and everyone who loved him....both near and far.
January 15, 2014
our daughters were in the southeast MA sr districts concert band with sam in jan 2013. then i read something about sam when waiting in a doc office or something. we also saw sam's interview on TV with a local sports team. had no idea about him, though, at time of districts. i think having worked with him and then learning about him and his disease had a profound affect on my girls and our family. we are grateful for his life and pray that he rests in peace. our most sincere condolences.
the desilets family
RI
January 15, 2014
A very brave and kind young man. My heart go's out to all who mourn him.
January 15, 2014
My heart is saddened by this news of Sam passing away. I, like a million others, watched the documentary with a profound reawakening for living our lives with joy and gratitude....all because of Sam. Soar high, RIP, and know you are so loved. May peace fill his family through tender memories.
January 15, 2014
Sam inspired me to live life to the fullest. His gentle soul, quiet compassion and courageous drive moved me. God bless his parents. I know they will miss Sam. I do and I never had the privilege of meeting him. Sam, you were the real deal. Rest in peace and watch over all of us. To his parents, I love you both for all you have done to help other children. I pray you will be ok. God bless!
January 15, 2014
This young man made such an impression on my in the recent airing of his and his parents quest for a cure. He was remarkable and his memory will be imprinted on my heart forever. Truly an inspiration and a blessed soul. My heart goes out to his family. Yours in Langhorne, PA.
January 15, 2014
RIP
God Bless You
January 15, 2014
rip little one you were a beautiful young man prayers to the family &friends
January 15, 2014
Sam you were an inspiration to many, making us realize that we need to enjoy our lives everyday no matter what issues we have.

To Sams family I offer my deepest condolences on the loss of Sam, may his name and the memories of him be for a blessing. May he rest in peace.
January 15, 2014
My thoughts are with Sam's family. I saw his documentary, such a wonderful human being, an inspiration to all.
January 15, 2014
Scott and Leslie - It was many years ago that we met several times (via Neil..in NOLA). I watched from afar as you joined your beautiful boy in setting out to change the world. My heart and prayers go out to you as you cope with this loss, but also my gratitude, for everything you have given the world in your quest for a better life for Sam and others who suffer from this condition. May Sam's legacy, as well as your amazing efforts, continue to inspire all of us.
January 15, 2014
R.I.P. Sam... Your life philosophy and positive attitude have inspired many... and because of your willingness to share your life experiences, you will continue to inspire. What a wonderful legacy you leave behind. Your spirit lives on in all of those whose lives you have touched. You made a difference, Sam. I'm a better person because of you.... thank you.
January 15, 2014
I was deeply sorry to hear about your move to Heaven. I watched the documentary and fall in love with your personality. If I had ever had a Son I would have loved for him to be just like you were. You will sure make heaven a better place. Rest in Peace Sam Xoxo
January 15, 2014
Sam, your story is beautiful, your life inspiring! You are in such a better place now, my prayers to your beloved parents that they find peace, love, and joy in their memories of you.
January 15, 2014
My deepest sympathies extended to the family of Sam Bernstein...be comforted that God promises "no one will say, I am sick! Isaiah 33:25
January 15, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Sam Berns will be remembered for the good work he did to make his condition known to others. He lived with dignity as others with this disorder should.
January 15, 2014
I wish I could have known him personally. He was an inspiration to us all. May God Bless his family and the memories of Sam comfort them.
January 15, 2014
You were a special person. You impacted many lives including my own. RIP.
Thank you
January 15, 2014
In the brief time that I was aware of Sam and Progeria, I have learned so much, and I now have a new philosophy on life. Thank you Sam, I will never forget what you have taught me. Rest well.
January 15, 2014
To the Sam Berns Family:

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful person with us. Know that our love and prayers are with you.
January 15, 2014
Rest in peace sweet boy, the world was a better place with you in it. You were such an inspiration to everyone.
January 15, 2014
My deepest condolences to Sam's family and friends. He was an amazing young man who lived much too briefly but will be remembered by the many lives he touched with his inspirational attitude and sweet soul. May you rest in peace, dear Sam. I would have loved to have met you. Thank you for gracing this world with your presence for the time you were given. Milka Stanojevich, Chicago
January 15, 2014
Those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. (Psalm 116:15)I extended to you and your famiy my deepest sympathy.
January 15, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 15, 2014
I watched your story on the Katie show, and was inspired by your son Sam. He was such a beautiful person. I was at work the other day when I read of his passing it was so upsetting , it seemed like Sam with his spirit and determination would live forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this awful time. Your son was truly an inspiration and a lovely young man.
January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. God needed more Angels so he called Sam home. God Bless him for living life to the fullest and not letting Progeria stop him from accomplishing his goals. A true inspiration to us all.Deepest Condolences.
January 15, 2014
What a wonderful honor that God bestowed upon you, to be the parents of such an incredible young man. May God comfort you with His Love in your moments of sorrow, and bless you through the gift of understanding that Sam,YOUR baby, YOUR son, is a super star that will FOREVER shine in the universe. Thank you for sharing Sam with the rest of us. Thank YOU SAM for
being yourself, and for sharing yourself with a world that needed to marvel in the light of your short, but, incredibly inspiring life.
January 15, 2014
Sam I never had the pleasure of meeting you. I have heard so much about you. You have been through so so much with a smile on your face. You are the Biggest Inspiration ever to anyone that knew you or has heard about you. My prayers and condolences go out to his amazing family.
January 15, 2014
My deepest condolences go out to the Berns family on the passing of their beloved son Sam. Sam was an angel sent here to show the world the true meaning of life. He was an inspiration to so many including myself an my family. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. May he RIP.
January 14, 2014
We in the general public are blessed to have known about you and your courageous spirit. May the memories of the brave life you lived and excelled in comfort your devoted parents in the difficult days ahead. Norma Senzer
January 14, 2014
Thank you Sam and your family for sharing your life, love, hopes and indominable spirit for life! Your loss is so great, not even knowing you, but you have touched the hearts of so many. May you be comforted and find a place for healing and peace in all you shared to live our lives full of hope in the face of adversity. Deepest sympathies and thank you for sharing Sam with all of us !
January 14, 2014
My deepest sympathy go out to the Berns family. Sam was an incredibly brave young man that lived a full life despite the challenges he had to face. His parents have done an excellent job with the studies and researches to understand this disease. Continue to fight the fight to find a cure.
January 14, 2014
Sam, I wish more people in this world shared your philosophy. I am saddened to hear the news of your passing.
January 14, 2014
We will remember Sam and his spirit in our prayers and honor him at our synagogue in Belmont, MA. Sam embodied life's true teaching of making every moment count. May you find comfort in his love and life. Steve and Paulette Black
January 14, 2014
Sam, I believe in ones life, you learn about people that have touched the hand of God while living. You Sam, I am sure of, are one of those angels on earth. I know you are in a better place making it better. Thank you Sam.
January 14, 2014
Sam you are missed and will never be forgotten.
January 14, 2014
Although we did not personally know Sam, we just wanted to send our deepest sympathies. Of all that I read and the interview I watched, he was an amazing young man. Rest in Peace and fly with the angels.
January 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing Sam with all of us. I am better for it. You all have made a tremendous difference to this world. Thank you.
January 14, 2014
You are such an inspiration I saw you today on the Katie Couric show. God Bless you beautiful boy and your family. Your family is in my prayers.
January 14, 2014
I Felt An Angel
I felt an angel near today, though one I could not see
I felt an angel oh so close, sent to comfort me
I felt an angel's kiss, soft upon my cheek
And oh, without a single word of caring did it speak
I felt an angel's loving touch, soft upon my heart
And with that touch, I felt the pain and hurt within depart
I felt an angel's tepid tears, fall softly next to mine
And knew that as those tears did dry a new day would be mine
I felt an angel's silken wings enfold me with pure love
And felt a strength within me grow, a strength sent from above
I felt an angel oh so close, though one I could not see
I felt an angel near today, sent to comfort me.

~Author Unknown
January 14, 2014
You wonderful, amazing, young man; how you will be missed. I have watched your Documentary and was so impressed with you and your ability to "just be". The world is a sadder place without you in it. I wish you well as you venture to your next chapter.
January 14, 2014
Rest in Peace, dear Sam. The world will miss you... You are the greatest inspiration. My heartfelt condolences to the parents and family,
January 14, 2014
When more than one heart shares the weight of a sorrow in time all hearts shall find a way to peace. I often think of this when when there is a loss. I never met you Sam but I am so grateful to you and your family for showing us all that love and hope will always win in the face of great adversity. With deepest sympathy ….
January 14, 2014
I watched the HBO special and was life altering. Sam was wise beyond his years. What a wonderful family. My love to your family, Sam is in HEAVEN
January 14, 2014
Your brave life story touches our heart. May God remember you personally. Malachi3:16
January 14, 2014
My deepest condolences to your family. Myself and my daughter were very saddened by the news of Sam's passing. We saw him on the Katie show and instantly fell in love with him and his spirit. He was a remarkable young man and be very proud and cherish the many memories you had with Sam.
January 14, 2014
Berns family,

I read about your today and story wanted to pass on my condolences. So sorry for your loss.
January 14, 2014
God bless this intelligent inspiration to all of us who graciously shared his life with dignity, strength, and with the ability to enrich all of humanity by his presence.
January 14, 2014
What a wonderful, inspiring family. We were so very impressed with the HBO special. Sam...you touched many people whom you never met, including us. God has a special plan for you.
January 14, 2014
We may not have known this brave young man,but he touched many lives. God Bless you Sam. Our prayers go out to his family. Go Patriots!
January 14, 2014
My deepest condolences to Scott and Leslie. Sam was such an inspiration and had such a wonderful attitude which is a tribute to his parents who obviously taught him how to live the best life that he could with the challenges he faced. Sam is in my heart and I'm sure he will have a big welcome in heaven.
January 14, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss.
January 14, 2014
What an inspiration to all. God Bless You sweet Sam. God be with his family at this very difficult time. Sam will surely be missed. Hartsgrove, Ohio
January 14, 2014
I was deeply saddened to hear of Sam's passing - what a special person he was! the world has lost a truly special soul. My deepest sympathy to Sam's family and friends
January 14, 2014
What a beautiful pure soul Sam had. So wise and so thoughtful. The world is a better place because he was here. God bless his wonderful, loving family.
January 14, 2014
He lived, he gave, he was loved, He loved, and he is Sam, I walked on the same planet, you are way above me.
January 14, 2014
Sam was such an inspiration to the world....
January 14, 2014
My condolences to the family. Sam was a fine young man and a true inspiration to the human spirit.
January 14, 2014
RIP!
January 14, 2014
An amazing your man! What an inspiration for all of us. Bless you!
Carolina S
January 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your son with all of us, and for supporting him in his choices. His loss will be with you, but the stories you will hear!!
January 14, 2014
God sends us rays of light that both inspire and empower us to stay out of the darkness. Thank you Sam Berns for making the most of a challenging life on the outside but inside where it counts we had witnessed a most powerful and prophetic individual that has changed the world as you wanted to do Sam! May God bless you and your family for providing those rays of light! Let there be light" ????? ???? (yehi 'or)/ fiat lux
Joseph Iannone - Whitman, MA
January 14, 2014
What an inspiration you are to the world. You will be greatly missed anyone who ever met you. God bless you and your family.
January 14, 2014
May your family be comforted by God in your time of such a great I too have loss a child and words cannot express what you are feeling but God is their for you always,when I heard of his loss a scripture in the Bible came to my mind JOB 33:25 my heartfelt sympathy
January 14, 2014
Rest in peace sweet angel... You were a fleeting dream... A beautiful fleeting dream that will never leave your family and friends' heart.
January 14, 2014
God Bless you Sam and Family. He is a true inspiration.
January 14, 2014
So sorry for your loss. The world was a better place with Sam in it. He will be missed
January 14, 2014
Sam is an inspiration to us all. A remarkable human being. He has inspired me to be a better person. I'm sorry for your loss, he is an angel in heaven always watching over you. Thank you for sharing him with us and being amazing parents. God bless
January 14, 2014
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
HEAVEN JUST GOT A SPECIAL ANGEL.
DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE THAT ONLY GOD CAN HEAL,
LOVE LEAVES MEMORIES THAT NO ONE CAN STEAL.
January 14, 2014
A shining light in our world and now in Heaven with the Lord.. RIP sweet boy... What an amazing young man leaving us with such a legacy to teach our children..GOD bless your family as they will miss u more than words can say!!! You are in our prayers Sam...always...

Love
January 14, 2014
Deepest condolences on the loss of Sam. His life will always be an inspirational example of how to live without putting boundaries on oneself.
January 14, 2014
rest in peace sweet Sam
January 14, 2014
To all the family Im so sorry to hear of Sam's passing you will always be remembered thoughts and prayers to all
January 14, 2014
You are with God now,He blessed your family with you for 17 years. My heart and prayers are with your family and all the people who will miss you.
January 14, 2014
May God bless you with comfort and shroud you with Sam's spirit and love. Debbie Mientus, Colchester, Connecticut
January 14, 2014
What a true inspiration and hero! A magnificent soul! May he rest in peace.
January 14, 2014
Sam, you gave a lot to the world. You will be dearly missed. My love to your family.
Elizabeth Brown
January 14, 2014
Such a sad morning today. We said bye to a great friend and student. Thank you Sam for giving me and our whole town the chance to know you. You are so incredibly strong and I hope you know we all love you! Rest in peace!
January 14, 2014
God Bless You Sam Berns.

Thank you to the Berns family for sharing not only Sam with us; but also their family struggles to race the clock in finding a cure.

Our thoughts are with you Berns family. There are countless of us that mourn with you. And although that may not be much comfort as of now, I do hope it does some day.

Sam is a beautiful soul. And it was apparent in seeing him through various media stories that he was all the things the rest of us hope to be someday; intelligent, humorous, confident, patient, gentle, and loving.

God bless you always.

"Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. " MATT 5:4
January 14, 2014
Sam wanted to change the world and he did. Hearts are broken for the Berns' family, but know his message and life will live on!
January 14, 2014
Sam you are an inspiration to all. My condolences to the ones that you left behind that loved you dearly and those whose hearts you touched. You are an inspiration to me. Watch over and guide your loving family....
January 14, 2014
Your family is an inspiration of what parents are all about but your son was an inspiration of what human beings are all about. Sam represented the human spirit at its best and he indeed did change the world in his short life. The world is a better place for having Sam in it. It is not the length of a life but the quality of a life and Sam's life was filled to the brim. I did not know him personally but saw the documentary twice and was personally touched and transformed by Sam. His spirit will live on forever. I will never foget him nor will anyone who has known him forget him. You indeed did loose a true treasure but having him the short time you did was the blessing of your life.
January 14, 2014
I just watched the HBO special on Sunday, my prayers are with you.

-Sheila Burton
January 14, 2014
MAY OUR CREATOR TOUCH THE HEART OF ALL THOSE WHO WAS SURROUNDED BY SAM.OUR GOD IS LOOKING FORWARD TO ONE DAY RESURRECTING SAM TO A WORLD WHERE NO RESIDENT WILL SAY I'M SICK."ISA.33:24........DEE,N.C.
January 14, 2014
I am so saddened by the news of Sam's passing he was such and inspiration to others. May God bring peace to the family and friends.
January 14, 2014
God bless you and your loved ones, Sam. Rest in peace ~
January 14, 2014
GOD BLESS SAM'S BEAUTIFUL SOUL. MAY THE ANGELS GREET HIM AS HE ENTERS PARADISE FOR ETERNITY.
January 14, 2014
May you rest in peace Sam...you were an inspiration to all...God Bless you and your family
January 14, 2014
Sam: you were amazing, an inspiration to every life you touched. You are a hero to me....as are your parents. Rest in peace, with love
January 14, 2014
Our sincerest sadness for the loss of your son. As a family we watched the documentary about Sam. Our children are 17,10 and 7 and were all very sympathetic to the children who have progeria and their struggles in life. Thank you for teaching our children that they can overcome the things in life that they may feel are too difficult . Sam will never be forgotten in our family, he is an inspiration to us all as well as the both of you are. Love, Marie Brooks and Family (Walpole,MA)
January 14, 2014
Sam, I just watched the documentary about you only within the last two weeks. I am saddened to hear of your passing. Your life was not in vain. You and parents enlightened the world with your story. You are a new shining star in our galaxy.
January 14, 2014
I remember watching his HBO special and truly being moved by his courage, strength and his enthusiasm for life. He's touched the lives of many. My condolences and prayers go out to his family. Know that soon, all pain, suffering and death will be no more and we will be able to welcome back those whom we've lost in death!
January 14, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Berns Family at this very difficult time.
God Bless
Steven Cirino and Family
January 14, 2014
Sam, I'll celebrate you with each memory, and those thoughts will both bring about a smile on my face and warmth in my heart. Measuring by time, certainly you left us to soon. But measuring your life by purpose, impact and inspiration, all will agree you accomplished the mission of ten men. Rest in peace, young hero!
January 14, 2014
I've seen his story many many times and it was such a inspiration to me how courageous he was. How he kept his head up through it all. He was a very brave young man. I'm very proud of him, in how he was able to go on as though there was nothing at all about himself any different. That was wonderful and amazing to me. He was a Bright Spirit among us all. My prayers go out to his wonderful and very strong family and friends. God Bless them all.
January 14, 2014
Sam demonstrated wisdom, strength, depth,love, and courage in a way that touched me very deeply. My sincere condolences to his parents who had to let their angel move beyond this world. The family demonstrates what love really is. God rest his soul and heal the hearts that are broken.
January 13, 2014
I just don't have the words to tell you how sorry I am.

John Smith
January 13, 2014
We all need a precious Sam in our lives to remind us where our priorities should be. God Bless you. I know the angels are now marching to very special music.
January 13, 2014
You stepped away, and now brighter than any quasar in the universe. The Source, knowledge, and freedom are opened to you. Your light shines throughout, and into the hearts of your loved ones. They know it's you.
January 13, 2014
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I had seen the documentary and was so touched and impressed by Sam and his loving parents. He was and always will be an inspiration for others. Sam's legacy will live on forever...my heart is with you at this very difficult time.. Sincerely....Jodi
January 13, 2014
Sam was such a strong fighter, he's at peace now no more suffering. He's an Angel now in God's arms. Blessings and prayers to his Family & friends.
January 13, 2014
My heart broke today when I heard about Sam's passing. He had a beautiful spirit and such a positive outlook. You were a very special young man. God Bless you Sam Berns.
January 13, 2014
God has another angel
January 13, 2014
So very sorry for your loss- Sam touched many lives, and inspired as many. May your memories of Sam sustain you through these hard times.
January 13, 2014
Did Sam's struggles and his life have meaning? Of course. Your work and Sam's experiences will forever affect the lives of children around the world. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sam will never be forgotten.
January 13, 2014
Shalom Sam
January 13, 2014
Dear Sam's Family and Friends,
I have followed his show on the TLC and documentary for many years. I was amazed by the love and courage he gave and received by all. Am so sorry for your loss.
January 13, 2014
Sam, your display of strength, courage, dignity and and living your life to its fullest, leaves a lasting legacy for us. The world is a poorer place without you, but your are an inspiration to remind us to live and appreciate each day we are given.
January 13, 2014
Sam you were such an inspiration to me. I try to live by your quotes, when I feel down sometimes... Condolences to your loving parents.
January 13, 2014
You have touched so many in such a short time that God has given you. Now you have the peace, thank you Sam for showing us what love is...
January 13, 2014
Rest in peace Sam. You were such an inspiration to me. Condolence to his loving parents.
January 13, 2014
What an Inspiration he was to the public.. rest in peace. He lived his life to the fullest and proud of it. Now you join all the other Angels in the Heavens xo
January 13, 2014
I saw Sam's documentary on HBO and he truly touched my heart. How blessed he was to have you as parents and how blessed you were to have Sam in your lives. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
January 13, 2014
So sad -- God bless you Sam
January 13, 2014
Sam, I didn't know you, but you are an inspiration - you've accomplished more in your 17 years than I have in almost twice that time. Thanks for making me want to do more and be better.
January 13, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Sams passing.He was a huge inspiration to all of us.His charisma and courage will always be remembered.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers,although I didn't know you personally I feel like you touched the world with the way you lived your life.RIP Sam Burns,you will never be forgotten..
January 13, 2014
An Angel on Earth, and now to Fly with the Angels in Heaven. Sam, you touched my heart and will never be forgotten.
January 13, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam
January 13, 2014
Sam was an inspiration on how to live life to the fullest. RIP....my thoughts are with Sam's family
January 13, 2014
I had the privilege of meeting Sam and being able to talk to him and his parents, and ask questions when he visited Nantucket this past June for the screening of his film at the Nantucket Film Festival. He was one of the most intelligent, well-spoken young men I have ever met and he was destined to do great things. With his upbeat attitude, clear thinking and willingness to share his life with the rest of us, he has done a great thing, he left us a lasting impression of a life we could only hope to have, full of love, hope, positive outlook, with people who admired and cared for him. I am so incredibly sad to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to his parents. We are all better for having met him and I will never forget the impact he had on my life.
January 13, 2014
You have become our light.
January 13, 2014
Sam I love you. You are my "brother." I knew you since I was born and we share the same birthday. I remember so many things that we did... Going to the movies, playing football at the theater grounds (sometimes leading to us being told to stop), going to Bugaboo Creek for our birthdays, talking about life, laughing our heads off... These were the good days. When I got a call on Saturday morning I thought that this was a call to make plans to hang out but was shocked to hear of the news. Your loving spirit is still felt on earth; yet I can't wait to see you in heaven face-to-face (I know that the line to see you again will be huge up there!). You are deeply missed by me! I love you Sam!
January 13, 2014
RIP Sam
January 13, 2014
Scott and Leslie: i remember you from your days as residents in the NICU, and recall what nice, loving people you are. I remember when Sam was born, and later learning of his diagnosis. I have followed your work with Progeria, and Sam's progress. You are an amazing family, and Sam was an incredible young man. I am saddened to learn of his death, and send my love and prayers to you. Sam made the world a better place, and I know that you two will continue working to make his dreams come true. Love to you both.
January 13, 2014
Sam was an amazing young man who's smile lit up a room. He taught us much in his short life. Sleep with the angels Sam. Your work on earth is done.
January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014
I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and relatives. May God bless you all. He was an amazing young man.
January 13, 2014
Heaven sure is lucky to have Sam. Angels come to us in all kinds of disguises. I'm only sorry I never got to meet this inspirational young man. My heart goes out to his friends and family.
January 13, 2014
RIP IN PEACE SAM YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVE BY STRANGERS.
January 13, 2014
THANKS FOR BEING YOU!!!I HOPE TO SEE THE HBO documentary SOON!!From Fall River, LCM
January 13, 2014
May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones at this difficult time.
January 13, 2014
Just saw Sammy on HBO yesterday and know how he hated having pictures taken. Such a sweet young man.
January 13, 2014
I did not know Sam, However watching him on tv I felt that I did . I was so shocked to read that he had left us all . What a brave young man. Im so sorry for you loss.
Jacquie Cunningham Morrisville pa
January 13, 2014
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, YOUNG MAN!!!YOU PERSONIFIED THE MASSACHUSETTS SPIRIT AND WORK ETHIC!! Lucinda FROM Mass.
January 13, 2014
A Life lived, with no excuses, or regrets.
A Life fulfilled by giving hope, and inspiration to others.
A Life completed, not leaving behind sadness and sorrow, but,
A Life leaving Family, Friends, and followers across the country feeling fortunate for having known you, and your exuberance for Life...
January 13, 2014
Sam was truly an inspiration to everyone. I saw him on TV and his enthusiasm and positive attitude were contagious. The world will be a lesser place without him. May he rest in peace...
January 13, 2014
Thank you for sharing Sam and your story with the world. Such an amazing young man. Watched the documentary 3 times in the past couple of weeks and was so sad to see that Sam passed away on Friday. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Sam.
January 13, 2014
What an amazing, inspirational young man. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.
January 13, 2014
I was so sad that Sam had passed away. My girlfriend and I saw the HBO story and were deeply touched by Sam's story. He was truly a remarkable young man. Ours prayers are with his wonderful parents and all the families affected by progeria. God bless.
January 13, 2014
Sam is in my thoughts and prayers, what a legacy of courage and inspiration this young man established during his far too short time here on earth... God Bless him and his family and may he rest in peace.
January 13, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear this. I just watched the documentary the other day. Sam was such a bright and courageous young man. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
January 13, 2014
Sorry for your loss. I didn't know Sam, but he touched all of our lives. May your fond memories of him help you through the days to come.
January 13, 2014
Sam you were an inspiration and wise beyond your years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
January 13, 2014
R.I.P.
January 13, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I saw the Katie Show when you and Sam were on and he was an absolutely amazing young man. May He Rest in Peace!
January 13, 2014
I didn't know Sam, but I to have lost a child and I understand your grief. Know that Sam was God's gift to you, and you shared that gift with the world, and what a wonderful it was. God will truly bless you even more for this. My prayers are with the family. God Bless You.
January 13, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 13, 2014
I never met you but was so taken by your life story. God Bless you.
January 13, 2014
The world was a better place with Sam in it and I am a better person having known about him. I send my heartfelt sympathy to Sam's incredibly strong and brave parents for this enormous loss. May his legacy be a reminder to live every day and be grateful for what we have. God Bless.
January 13, 2014
Sorry for your loss! He was an amazing young man!
January 13, 2014
God just got another Angel!
January 13, 2014
Thank you for sharing your life with so many, Sam and family. Thank you for touching mine so deeply. Peace, love, heartfelt sympathy from Maine.
January 13, 2014
Thank you SAM for sharing your life with a world of disbelief and lack of understanding! MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL and Family
January 13, 2014
Dearest Berns Family,
Thank You for sharing Sam with us! Sending Peace Strength Comfort and Guidance during this difficult time.
Love and Prayers to all,
Ann
January 13, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in Peace and may the work and awareness for which he was a champion continue and thrive.
January 13, 2014
God gave your family a beautiful baby boy and time to be with him. You were blessed. My prayers are with your family.
January 13, 2014
Sam, you were such a strong young man who triumphanted through life. You have touched so many lives. You will always be ranked high on the list of helping others understand this terrible disease. God Bless you and may you RIP Sympathy to your loving family.
January 13, 2014
Rest in Paradise with God our creator Sam... No more suffering for you, just perpetual happiness... so justly deserved!
January 13, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Family of Sam Berns. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. God Bless You all and he will always be in my prayers.
January 13, 2014
Sam seemed to have wisdom beyond his years, and he was right in that he won the parent lottery!! Thank you for sharing your son with the world!
January 13, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Your son was a blessing.
January 13, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your family. Sam was truly a beautiful brave boy.
January 13, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Sam was a very courageous young man. May God bless his family during their grief. R.I.P. Sam
January 13, 2014
Sam will be missed by many people. He was an incredible person. He was such a positive, motivated, and inspiring individual. Rest in peace Sam.
___The Giacoppo Family
January 13, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Berns, & Sam,
Truly, Truly, Inspirational!!

The Suess Family
January 13, 2014
He was a true inspirations.
Rest In Peace.
January 13, 2014
Hi My name is Mary Lou Hawkins and I live
in Foxboro. I never met you Sam but
I know you're in Heavin. You are incredible The Hawkins Family
January 13, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 13, 2014
God bless you Sam. You touched my life.
January 13, 2014
Rest in Peace, Sam. I miss you already and will always cherish the time we spent together. You taught me to always have a positive outlook on life, no matter what. Until we meet again..... Mr. D
January 13, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Berns family and friends. It is hard to see a loved one such as Sam die, especially being so young. Yet God promises that very soon we will be able to see our loved one's that have died. He reminds us that he is close to the broken hearted one's. Very soon God promises "he will wipe out every tear from there eyes and death will be no more", neither will mourning nor out cry, nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away.
January 13, 2014
God Bless you and may you rest in peace.
January 13, 2014
Sam created so much love and hope all around the world. We were all for him. What a great big shinning soul. God bless him and his family.
January 13, 2014
Godspeed Sam, I know you will be watching over all of us for ours years to come. I will especially know you eyes will be transfixed on Dave's Stage where ever he is playing! peace-out!
January 13, 2014
What a courageous child and an inspiration to all!
January 13, 2014
So sorry for your loss.
Your Son was an inspiration to all.
If the rest of us had just a portion of his strength & devotion for life the world would be a much better place.
May you find peace in your son's legacy.
January 13, 2014
What a wonderful child to have been yours life to him was living it to the fullest our hearts and prayers r with u r family
January 13, 2014
I watched Sam's TV special just last week. What a brave and inspirational young man. Blessings and prayers for all of you.
January 13, 2014
Rest in peace Sam. The world was truly a better place with you in it. My sincerest condolences.
January 13, 2014
Sam you were an inspiration and you always will be. RIP
January 13, 2014
What a blessing Sam is, and will continue to be, for the many lives he has touched.
The endless work of his parents to help others with this rare disease is an inspiration. God Bless. Hampton NH
January 13, 2014
an inspiring young man, my thoughts and prayers for you and your family and all your friends... bless you
January 13, 2014
SAM WILL TRULEY MISS YOUR WOUNDERFULL PERSONALITY AND YOUR KIND HAPPY HEART PAT D
January 13, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 13, 2014
God has his Angel back in Heaven. He is happy and healthy and will be waiting for all of you in Heaven. God be with all of you.
January 13, 2014
Oh Sam. You were a true inspiration to so many ... that is why I know God sent you to us. Rest in Peace - may His eternal light shine upon you
January 13, 2014
I never met Sam personally, but felt like I knew him from seeing him around town and from his documentary. He was such a sweet, brave young man and a true inspiration. I loved seeing him smile. Sam left a mark on this world, through the research he inspired for Progeria and equally important, through his enthusiastic and positive approach to life. Sleep well Sam.
January 13, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God help you through the days ahead.
January 13, 2014
We'll miss you Sam!
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Leslie and Scott...
You were very blessed to have had Sam in your life and we were very blessed that you shared him with us!
January 13, 2014
He is an awesome living epistle and testimony who is still living eternally. May your family be blessed until you see him again in Heaven.
January 13, 2014
RIP GOD SPEED TO HEAVEN. TERRYGARMLEY
January 13, 2014
What an amazing young man. I watched him on TV about 2 weeks ago....he was brilliant. So sorry to the family for your loss of this brave, amazing son you had. He will be missed by many all over the world
January 13, 2014
Sam, I never got the chance to meet you personally, although I feel blessed to have been touched by the beautiful shining light that is you. You will never be forgotten; and may your family find comfort in knowing how much you are loved by so many of us.

Brenda M.
January 13, 2014
I am very sorry for the loss of Sam. My deepest condolences.
January 13, 2014
A remarkable young man to have his life so short. May you rest in peace.
January 13, 2014
Our deep and sincere condolences to the parents, family, and friends of Sam for your great loss. Sam was a true inspiration. We hope the memories bring you comfort. May God Bless you all.
January 13, 2014
My condolences to you and your family. He was a courageous young man who inspired many. Know that he rests in the arms of our Lord and is enjoying his new life.
January 13, 2014
What a remarkable young man. A true inspiration. My condolences and prayers to your family.

Mark Deal Phoenix Arizona
January 13, 2014
Sam,

Rest in Peace. You will always have a place in my heart and I thank you for teaching me the true meaning of life.

Mr. D
January 13, 2014
To Sam's parents and friends. my the happy memories help in this most difficult time. Sam RIP,
January 13, 2014
I know in Heaven right now there is a handsome young man entering the gates of gold. While you were here on this earth Sam showed us all courage, care, and love. How lucky people were that knew him and loved him. Travel Well Sam.
January 13, 2014
Rest in the sweetest peace Sam! You truly were an inspiration to all of us! You will be forever in our hearts!
January 13, 2014
To the Berns Family
A special life has passed from sight... Embrace the memories that will comfort you. May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time in your lives? It is refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings having nothing to fear no pain or sorrow Isaiah 65:17, 21-24.
January 13, 2014
r i p young man. you can run with the angels now.
January 13, 2014
I've followed Sam's story and the work his parents have done and are still doing. I'm truly sorry for this young man's passing he was a joy to watch and to see how hard his parents worked for him and others was amazing as well. You all will be in many peoples hearts and thoughts.
January 13, 2014
We only knew you for a short time but you touched our hearts like no one ever has. Joyce and Drew Josefson
January 13, 2014
So sorry for the loss of Sam !! He was such a sweet person I justed watch him on one of the TV programs last week
January 13, 2014
Seeing Sam speak, was an inspiration for my entire family.
May he rest in peace.
January 13, 2014
Rest well dear Sam. You have taught us so much...you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
January 13, 2014
Sometimes, words are inappropriate. This is such a time. Thank you for sharing Sam's incredible life with all of us in Foxboro and the world.
Jane Greenberg, Retired
Grade one Taylor School
January 13, 2014
My deep and sincere condolences to the parents and friends of Sam for your great loss. May the support of so many friends give you the needed comfort and may our Creator "the God of all comfort" be with you in this difficult time (2 Corinth.1:3,4)
January 13, 2014
We watched Sam and his parents interviewed..what a delight he was. So sorry for your loss, Mr and Mrs Berns
January 13, 2014
What an extraordinary loving person. Sorry for the family's loss.
January 13, 2014
Sam inspired more people in his 17 years than many people do in a whole lifetime. May his family find comfort in all the wonderful memories they have of this great person. RIP Sam. Mom, Dad, Audrey and Rich please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Lew and Rita Overbaugh
Peabody, MA
January 13, 2014
Sincere sympathy on your loss. Sam was an inspiration to everyone. Rest in Peace, Sam. Anita R.
January 13, 2014
Thank you for your story. My you rest peacefully in Gods hands.
January 13, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the Berns Family.

May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18, Psalm 65:2) grant you strength, courage and the sweetest peace during your time of sorrow. And may you always cherish the many wonderful and precious memories of the times spent with "Remarkable Sam".

Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla
January 13, 2014
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. - Isa 33:24
January 13, 2014
rest in pease Sam, you were and will contnue to be an insperation, (one of your fans)
January 13, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Berns family & friends. Rest in peace Sam.
January 13, 2014
I just watched Life According to Sam and had such high hopes for him. He was so positive, many of us can take a cue from him and live our lives differently with caring and uplifted spirits like Sam. R.I.P. Sam I am sure God has plans for you up in Heaven.
January 13, 2014
The world has lost a great and courageous young person. He was an inspiration to many who fight situations that cannot be mended. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
January 13, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. He had a wonderful spirit. May Our God of all comfort and love be with your dear family. We look to the day when sickness and sorrow will be a call of the pass.Isaiah33:24.
January 13, 2014
God bless you, Sam. Your light will always shine.
January 13, 2014
Brace young man an inspiration to all rip.
January 13, 2014
Heaven was among us in Sam. You are an Angel and inspiration to all that is good.
January 13, 2014
You were a lot of what is good in the world Sam. We're all going to miss you.
January 13, 2014
I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your son, Sam. A loss such as this is intolerably grievous. Families residing securely in a perfect earth is God's promise for the future (Isaiah 11 : 6-9). Please have confidence and hope in this promise for it is impossible  for God to lie (Hebrews 6: 18). Please have my sincerest condolences.
January 13, 2014
To the wonderful parents of a wonderful son, it is so comforting to know that the greatest physician and healer of all has made your son well again. May he bless and comfort you during this time of sadness. rest in peace Sam thank you for your courage you showed
January 13, 2014
An amazing young Man. Heaven has truly gained an Angel. May God wrap his arms around your parents and family and comfort their broken hearts. You touched many in your short life, thank you,
January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014
In God's care rest in peace
January 13, 2014
Go easy little man. Lookin forward to meeting you one day.
January 13, 2014
R I P Sam
January 13, 2014
You are GODS'S Arms now! You were an angel of inspiration to us all. You will be missed.
January 13, 2014
I watched the documentary about Sam recently & was so impressed with the gentleman you had raised. Bless his heart. You, Dr & Dr Berns are to be commended on how you have battled this disease with dignity & given hope to families, where none previously existed. If you need a nurse in your efforts, I offer my services.
January 13, 2014
the depths of my heart wish your family and dear friends loving prayers,you live on with each and everyone of us. thank you for all you have given, as we all have received in our own way a gift from you.your light shines on forever.
January 13, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014
May he rest in peace.
January 13, 2014
Rest in peace Sam for your work on earth is done. You have been such a blessing to us all young and old, and I believe that because of your strong will and your love of life that you have taught so many how to love and live and I thank you for that, so yes Sam you were wise beyond your years and I believe with all my heart that you were an Angel sent by God almighty and you were permited to stay longer than origanally planned. so rest in peace Sam, for your work here is now. We love you done!
January 13, 2014
Sam, your truly an Angel of God. Bless your family that they will have fond memories to last their lifetime. RIP
January 13, 2014
To the Entire Bern's Family and extended Family of Friends:

May God Bless Sam's Family and Friends and strengthen them in their time of sorrow; I Pray that God Blesses and has mercy on Sam's Soul and I Pray that all of you in time of crisis lean on the everlasting arms of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ…

With My Heartfelt Sympathy and understanding that words cannot express…

R.I.P. Sam…
January 12, 2014
Sam, You are the brightest star in the sky. I will never forget watching your documentary, you were so brave and just wanted to be like any other teenager. I was so happy when you got to meet and see Mr. Bob Kraft. He felt the same love that everyone you came across felt. Soar high with the angels and to your parents, rest assured he has many a friend in heaven….Deeply sorry for your families loss.
January 12, 2014
May you rest in Peace and know that you touched many in your life. God Bless you and your family and friends. You were an Inspiration to so many. You will be missed.
January 12, 2014
My condolences to the Berns Family.
January 12, 2014
Heaven , Needed an Angel , back & May the
" Lord "comfort your family ,during your "Great Loss".
January 12, 2014
You were such a light to the world with your attitude toward your disease. I was truly touched when I saw you and heard your story. You and your family were such an inspiration to all who met you personally or through the media. You were greatly loved and will be greatly missed. R.I.P. sweet Sam.
January 12, 2014
rest peacefully beautiful soul.
January 12, 2014
I'm so sorry 2 hear about Sam , I had seen him on the Katie last week , He seen so happy , What A Happy young man he will not b forgotten , He will b in my Heart .
January 12, 2014
SAMs positive spirit throughout his life will live within our hearts forever. SAMs parents total devotion to finding him a cure & being there for him in every conceivable way is truly inspirational... May his soul be at peace - we luv u Sam
January 12, 2014
An incredible young man who passed through this earth to teach us so much.Bless you Sam and God bless your family.
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace...know you made a difference in this world, and for that so many are thankful. Thank you for your story and your spirit.
January 12, 2014
What a hero saw him on Katie Couric recently I was in awe listening to his future.My deepest sympathies. Linda Mark
January 12, 2014
Rest in peace,you are now one of Gods sweet angels.
January 12, 2014
I was really touched by this amazing young man when I saw him on TV. He was put on this earth to make a difference and that is exactly what he did. He was so proud of his parents and spoke so highly of them. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that because of him you have done so much to help other children like him. You have an angel in Haven. RIP Sam!
January 12, 2014
a very brave young man whose life will be an inspiration to others. R.I.P. Sam
January 12, 2014
Rest in peace Sam, we love you
January 12, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. It made me cry...Please accept my condolences.
January 12, 2014
My prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of this extraordinary young man. He touched the lives of many with his spirit.
January 12, 2014
Rip sweet angel.you were loved by all who youet and by those you didnt.
January 12, 2014
Rest In the sweetest peace Sam! Knowing you was amazing you always had a smile on you're face and it always put one everyone else's face You truly made a impact on everyone in the town and even the world! God bless you and you're parents Love ya Sammy <3
January 12, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Sam's parents. God gave us a wonderful gift for the whole world to see. Not only was Sam a gift but you were a gift to him. The outpouring is massive, unbelievable. I had to let y'all know your family touched my life. All my prayers are for you.Thank you for letting us see.
January 12, 2014
Haven is enchanted .they welcome you as their sweetest ANGEL..As for your for your family i hope they are honor to care for an ANGEL LIKE
YOU ...Not everybody have that honor ...your family are very specials.RIP
We
January 12, 2014
What A Remarkable young Man. Such An Inspiration To All Of Us. ThaNk You For Sharing Sams Story With Of We All Us.
January 12, 2014
What an amazing young man. He was such an inspiration to us all.
January 12, 2014
We just watched your documentary and was so inspired by Sam's optimism and courage! We are so sorry for your great loss!
January 12, 2014
We are unknown to you;a friend met your family recently at an event w/you and told me what a wonderful son, wonderful family;I am so saddened by your loss but so grateful for all you have done and do. Sam's legacy is tremendous and he will never be forgotten...as an advocate for handicapped children,I pray for your strength to do God's work. You all make a difference.Sincerest sympathy.
Esther Ross,Advocate...formerly of Randolph, now Nashua
January 12, 2014
Blessings to all the family. GOD loves you, your precious boy is now with JESUS.
January 12, 2014
What a wonderful person he was, an example of what a perfect young man can be. My prayers to his loving family.
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam...you will be missed by all those whose lives you touched. Your whit, spunk & positive personality inspired so many and will never be forgotten.
The Johns Family
January 12, 2014
We are here for a while, but we will live forever in Gods Kingdom...you have your wings now Sam and you are free...RIP
January 12, 2014
Sam, rest in Paradise. What an inspiration you were to all that knew you.
January 12, 2014
I saw Sam on television not long ago - what a remarkable person he was - we are sorry for your loss
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam. You were such a special boy and you were and still are an inspiration to all. God bless Sam and his family.
p.s. The Patriots won for you Sam. I was definitely rooting for you!
January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014
You are a Angel Sam
January 12, 2014
So sorry to read of Sam's passing.My heart goes out to you all.May God comfort you all in your loss of a wonderful son who was a joy to so many.Sam will be remembered by many...
Bridget Mckinney
January 12, 2014
If we are willing to listen - children can lead us. Sam made an impression on everyone he met and his memory will live forever. May God Bless your family.
January 12, 2014
I first heard Sam's story on the Katie Couric show. What an amazing boy! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
January 12, 2014
I believe that Sam was a gift teaching us all the true meaning of love and happiness. I was lucky enough to have know him while he was a student at Foxboro High School. With all the burden he carried, he never asked for pity or looked for excuses.He just wanted to be like all other kids. God Bless you Sampson. Next time I hear thunder, I will think of you banging on your drums in Heaven.
January 12, 2014
My heart is sadden to hear of Sam passing but REST ON in the NAME OF JESUS SAM your work down here on this earth my brother is well done.
January 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing your life with me and others. You have inspired me to live life to the fullest no matter what.
January 12, 2014
I never met Sam but know he was born to be an inspiration to everyone that he shined his ray of sunshine upon. He touched a lot of hearts with a true gift of love. Rest in Peace Special Angel you will be an inspiration forever ---
January 12, 2014
r.i.p. sam you will always be in every ones heart.
January 12, 2014
I watched his documentary it was so inspirational. He was so beautiful and full of life.
I wish I had the chance to have known him.
God bless you and your family.
May all your hard work find a complete cure so your son's legacy lives on in the lives of those who may benefit from it now, and those in the future.
R.I.P. Sam
January 12, 2014
What an extraordinary person Sam was. He accomplished a lot in his 17 short years, partly due to his determination, and partly due to his loving, strong and determined parents. There's another angel watching over us.

Kim Goosmann
January 12, 2014
I watched the HBO documentary this morning not knowing of your recent passing. I was just browsing some news when I found an article that you had passed away . To your dear parents your son touched my heart with his humor, passion and insight. Thank you for sharing a part of him with the world. What an inspiration! God bless you both.
January 12, 2014
god bless your soul=jim caruthers
January 12, 2014
My heart goes out to Sams family. He was such a sweet young Boy may god bless him and make him happy with all the angels in heaven. We love you Sam xoxoxo
January 12, 2014
Dear Berns Family hello there my name is FaithTobin and my condolences's to Sam/his Family.he'll surely missed very very much.luv,Faith
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam. I loved your bright smile.
January 12, 2014
God Bless you Sam...You are the epitome of courage and strength...Rest in Peace..Prayers for Sam's family during this most difficult time.

Stephen
January 12, 2014
i strive to be more like him. Rest
January 12, 2014
Sam has a NEW body! I believe he is much taller than he was on the earth. Because he had a giant heart & personality. I also feel he is sitting on the left or right side of Christ on his throne. This is reserved for those who have overcome extreme trials in their lifetime. Sam has done that and MORE!
January 12, 2014
I just watched his story
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Libby
January 12, 2014
How sad. What a fighter and inspiration to others he appeared to be. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
January 12, 2014
Sam,

I never met you, but seeing you on tv you touched my heart..Rip Sam
January 12, 2014
An angel on earth and now in heaven.
January 12, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Berns, thank you for allowing Sam to share his journey with millions of people. He was a joy and inspiration to all educating us to his profound illness. My God ive you comfort and peace knowing that he is with him with a new perfect body. Blessings to you and may your memories be a source of comfort in the days, months and years ahead.
January 12, 2014
God Bless you and your family. You were such a joy to watch. May you rest in peace. George and Jackie
January 12, 2014
MAY GOD COMFORT YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. GOD BLESS YOU YOUNG MAN.
January 12, 2014
What a remarkable young man he was. Only God could create someone so special to so many people. May you find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Don't worry, Sam will not let you forget your promise to help find a cure for what took him so early. God Bless - Olivia B. McKinney, Athens, GA
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam. Thanks for all the inspiration.
January 12, 2014
What wonderful spirit your son had and how blessed you all were. God chose correctly when he made you a family. God will smile on you and welcome Sam into his kingdom
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace brave soul.
January 12, 2014
Sam Touched so many lives and he now has his reward. I hope my life can touch just a portion of peoples lives and I will consider my blessed.
January 12, 2014
The world has lost a very inspirational young man who knew what it was to live your life to the fullest extent. But the Berns family has lost a beloved son, nephew, cousin and grandson. My heart goes out to his parents who raised this young man with love and support. God bless Sam and his family.
January 12, 2014
Transformed! Well done. Find you on Dave's summer satellite dancing the jig
January 12, 2014
Dear Berns Family & Friends,
While I didn't know Sam personally, I felt like I knew him from his documentary and his many appearances in our local Boston and Foxborough areas. I wish I had met him and told him how wonderful he was. I know you know already how great he was but know that people who you don't know are praying for your comfort and strength. I'm so glad you made people aware of this awful disease and shared Sam's wise words with the world. He was truly inspirational at such a young age. I saw him recently on the big screen at Fenway while I was working one of the World Series games, me and the crowd stood up and cheered for him that he was there! :) He will be missed and may he truly rest in peace and may God hold him in the palm of his hand. God Bless you all. :( I'm so sad for you.
January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014
May God bless all of you. Christ has gone before us to prepare a place for us that where he is there we may be also!
January 12, 2014
Rest in peace, Sam, I hope heaven is filled with all of the books you loved so much and more...
January 12, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. His inspirational TEDtalk was beautiful and enlightening. I wish you comfort.
January 12, 2014
What a truly inspirational human being Sam was, and continues to be. He did more for the good of mankind in his short life than I've done in my 50 years. He makes me want to be a better man. To Sam's family, God must trust you very much to have made you the stewards of such a fine boy in life, and custodians of his memory in death. I pray that God will bless you and ease your sorrow.
January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014
God created an angel in this young man. He was an inspiration to so many and has achieved his dream to make a difference. So short a time on earth, but he will continue to live on in every person who either met him or were enlightened by his story. May God watch over his parents as they carry on his mission. Rest in Peace, Sam. Your legacy here has just begun! (C. Shulna, Exeter, PA)
January 12, 2014
I watched the special about Sam and also saw him on the Katie Show. He was such an inspiring young person! May his family rejoice in their memories of Sam. I know he will be missed...
January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014
We would like to send our sympathy to Sam's family and our prayers go out to his family. We all loved Sam may his spirit guide you to a cure.
January 12, 2014
God Bless Y'all
January 12, 2014
There are no words of comfort adequetly able to express Sam's loss to our world. In his departure, I know his task is finished and it is left to the rest of us to do our part in research, Not only to find an intervention but more important, to live our own lives by his example; to serve mankind and become all we are meant to be.
I know the pain of loss of a child and I know the joy of finding the intervention to avoid another loss.
Yes, you were blessed and so to your parents to have each other. forever they will miss you until, you meet agin for all eternity!
With great admiration and knowing we don't leave here until our task is done...
January 12, 2014
Sam was blessed to be chosen by God to be here if only for a short time. He will always be a monumental inspiration to countless others. He did more in his seventeen years than most of us do in a lifetime. God also blessed him with extraordinary parents who helped make him the person he was. He will be with us in spirit for all time.Thank you all for changing my life. Let all the happy memories sustain you during this difficult time. Peace, Julie Shea, Lindenhurst, Illinois
January 12, 2014
Very sorry to hear of his passing. He was an inspiring young man. May God hold his family in His hands and comfort them.
January 12, 2014
I watched the document on Sam. I truly wantd to know him. His personality and intelligence were what we all should have in a dear friend.
Sam will always be in my heart. God, will be so blessed to have Sam . Ann
January 12, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family
January 12, 2014
Godspeed, Sam.
January 12, 2014
I first saw Sam on the Katie show and I admired him greatly. He was such an amazing person. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Sam rest in peace. I will pray give that God gives the family of Sam the strength and courage to carry on.
January 12, 2014
Sam's family,
So sorry for your loss. He was a breath of fresh air. He was just such an old soul in such a young man. May he rest in peace and watch over his family so they may find some sort of peace knowing he is at rest.
January 12, 2014
Sam was and is God's gift to all of us. His spirit and love for life unsurpassed. My prayers are with his parents for their infallible love for their bright and absolutely delightful young man.
January 12, 2014
I had seen Sam on the Katie Coric show and was very impressed with him and his family. Such a bright child/teen who just loved life. To his family and good friends, I am so sorry for his loss.
January 12, 2014
Sam was an inspiration to all of us! May you rest in Peace, Sam. We'll miss you.
January 12, 2014
Such an amazing and inspiring young man. I learned so much about you and your family on "Katie." To your family please accept my deepest sympathy.
January 12, 2014
Sam was so special. He inspired me. He will be truly missed. He and his wonderful parents are in my prayers and thoughts today.
January 12, 2014
It is fore you Sam RIP
January 12, 2014
I saw Sam a couple of times on television. He really had a great attitude. We all could learn something from his life. My condolences to his family and friends.
January 12, 2014
Dear Dr Bern's and Gordon..
God bless you at this time and Sam was truly a blessing.He radiated such joy and never complained even when he was in pain. You were sent an angel from God..
God bless You Sam .
Rest in Eternal Peace ~Your job is done and you did more in your lifetime than grown adults..Your death makes me said because I admired you.However, God has you know and you are young and healthy..
Deepest condolences at this difficult time.Prayers said for you all.
Warm regards,
Hunter Kelly
January 12, 2014
I saw the HBO show just this morning. What a wonderful person he was. I was very inspired by Sam and his wonderful parents. I am very sorry.
M Whitmer
January 12, 2014
My thanks to Sam fore opening my Eyes about Life itself I truely loved your boj and the way he was.I will Always have him in my mind love Thomas from Sweden
January 12, 2014
As I read through all these messages and see all the many states in the US they are from I know Sam has touched many hearts. I too saw Sam on the Katie show while I was home from work on vacation. Sam truly was an amazing young man. I am sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.
January 12, 2014
I just finished watching the HBO documentary about Sam. I was excited to learn more about this remarkable smart young man and quickly learn about his passing. You are now an Angel Sam! May your beautiful parents find peace and comfort. You are an inspiration!
January 12, 2014
Rest in peace Sam. You have been a great inspiration to so many people. You will never be forgotten.
January 12, 2014
Sam, Though I never met you,but when was I was 16 now 51 I did a school paper on PROGERIA,I still have it. I am so sorry your gone, but I know your an Angel now and helping others in a beautiful place..And your Holding your Mother and Father with your Angel wings ,You are and will always be in my heart! Sam was amazing teen,Scott and Leslie, Thank you for bringing him into our lifes,As I morn you both, He lives on in everyones Heart, Sue Burhans
January 12, 2014

Love and Prayers for Sam's Family. He was such an inspiration to those of us who got to know and Love after seeing him on TV. xoxox
January 12, 2014
Such an amazing you man. Thank you for sharing him with us all.
January 12, 2014
To the parents of Sam & family:
I first want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all..
I watched Life according to Sam.It was so inspiring and I did not know Sam but he is so intelligent,funny,and did not let his disease define him..What a brave young man.I am a healthy almost 47 yr old who takes life for granted ,but no more after meeting Sam on the documentary..He gave me a light bulb moment~~I needed.He was wise beyond his years. .God Speed Dear Sam ..Your light will shine forever and you will never be forgotten young man.Sam lived his life but he had so much more wisdom to share..Your parents loved you so much and researched valiantly for the cure.May Progeria be vanquished in your honor Sam soon in this future of ours..God Bless You ..
Love to you all,Praying for you all too..
Kim Kelly
January 12, 2014
Sam was inspiration to us all at fhs to live life to the fullest may you rest in peace
January 12, 2014
Sam, you and your family inspired me, educated me, but most of all, made me smile. Your courage, strength, and hope will live on in all those whom you touched with your spirit.
January 12, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the family. Take comfort in knowing that God promises a future for mankind will be healed of all their illnesses "And no resident will say 'I am sick'.
January 12, 2014
My sympathy to the parents of Sam.
You could not help but admire the attitude that he had about life and the condition he had. He accepted it and lived with it. How wonderful the example.
January 12, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 12, 2014
Sam made me realize I have to be thankful for everything I have. He touched many lives.
January 12, 2014
To Sam's remarkable family, take comfort in knowing that your beloved Sam is surrounded in the warmth and enduring love of our Lord. He is free from is worldly pain and suffering and he will be waiting for you when you too are called. Sam's story was an amazingly positive one and has left an impact on many of us. I pray that your fight and mission to find a cure continue because as amazing as your beloved Sam was here on earth, your tireless efforts should be an example to us all.
January 12, 2014
My name is Jackie Pruitt Lipnisky.
My prayers go out to this young boy. I have been reading about his problem and it was so sad.Prayers to the family at this time.
January 12, 2014
My children and I watched Sam's documentary. We were so inspired by him. He was a beautiful person inside and out. Our condolences on the loss of your son.
January 12, 2014
I saw this beautiful young man and I cried. I wanted so much more life for him and his parents to share. I personally know the love and support they gave to this beautiful man. I too had a child with a rare disease to battle and her life was the best ten years of mine. My child was small too but she was 10 feet tall just like Sam. The world is a sadder place without him in it but I so glad he was here. My heart is filled with love for the parents who rasied him and will always carry him in their hearts and minds....
January 12, 2014
What a special boy - he taught us to be glad for what we have and to treasure the time we have with our loved ones.
January 12, 2014
Sam watched you on Katie, you were an amazing young fellow. RIP
January 12, 2014
Sam, I did not know you but saw you television. You had a vision and knowledge beyoung your years. For the short time that I have know of you,you are a special young man. Now you will be one of God's special Angels. Brenda Masi Manchester, NH
January 12, 2014
Godspeed, Sam. Thank you for the very meaningful and inspirational life you led. Rest in peace now, warrior.
January 12, 2014
Sam you educated our world the patriots are going to miss you you will see the game in heaven thanks for being you
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam, you were such a inspiration to all of us. Spread your angel wings and fly free. May God wrap his arms around your family in there time of loss.
January 12, 2014
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
January 12, 2014
Sam was am amazing young man, he has inspired many, my heart goes out to his family at this time....thanks for sharing him with us, his light will shine eternal....God bless you X
January 12, 2014
Can't stop thinking about this terrific kid. You will never be forgotten. RIP
January 12, 2014
Drs. Berns:

I am so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. He was an amazing young man with amazing parents. I watched you all on "Katie" and saw the HBO documentary as well. God bless you and Sam.
January 12, 2014
My heart goes out to your family. I lost my husband, Douglas Tyree on 1/3/14. Your family will be in my prayers.
January 12, 2014
God puts us all here for a visit and then we are all going to go home, your short visit was truly a life time of inspirations that most of us are yet to accomplish so rest in peace and may God comfort your family..
January 12, 2014
Saw Sam Berns on Katie Couric Show. What in inspirational young man. My condolescenctes to the family.
K Talmon
January 12, 2014
I learned about Sam's existence because of his passing. Who is this guy for whom so many people are mourning? I asked myself. Then I started reading about him, watching some of his videos.... and realized what an amazing young man he was! his appreciation for the simple life was remarkable. I'm sure his life was an inspiration for many... including me now. I worry about the little things so much and forget to live, take so many things for granted, too. His family and friends were very fortunate to have had him in their lives. Rest in Peace now, Sam.
January 12, 2014
Sam I watch you on katie and your story inspired me .my husband uselly dont watch stuff like this since we lost our little angle grandson he was 2 days old. I know that your in heaven and you will teacher everyone so fly high and to your parents you did a wonderful job raising a great young man he will always be with you so always look to the stars because thats where hell be hes a star shining bright so rest in peace
January 12, 2014
Godspeed, Sam. You fought the good fight.
January 12, 2014
My sincere and heartfelt condolences. We have known about Sam for many years and have followed his story of courage. He is an inspiration to all
January 12, 2014
What an amazing young man! So many people have had their hearts and lives
touched by Sam, mine included. Thank you for sharing him with the world. Praying for peace and much love to his family at this difficult time.
January 12, 2014
To Sam's Family: Our sincerest condolences to your family. I didn't know Sam personally, but I have seen children with progeria on the Maury Povitch show many times and these children just amaze me. They are smart, funny, witty. May Sam rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. RIP Sam
January 12, 2014
May God continued to give this family the strength and comfort during this time of their bereavement.
January 12, 2014
R.I.P. Sam!!!

Mr.& Mrs. Berns & Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Sam is in Heaven watching over you.
xooooox
January 12, 2014
May God bless Sam and family hc
January 12, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I met your family on ABC news. Sam was such a well spoken young man with a sweet sense of humor and wisdom beyond his age. God bless you and your mission to help children with Progeria.
January 12, 2014
I recently watched Sam's story! What an amazing young man. My heart was hurt hearing of his passing. God be with his family!
January 12, 2014
Dear Berns Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sam is now an Angel looking over you. He was an amazing young man!!!!!!
Annette Cippola
January 12, 2014
Godspeed, Sam. Your poise, breath of knowledge, tenacity, (and, yes) personality, are your living legacy. Our deepest condolences to all that loved you. Fly High, rocket man.

Sincerely,
Nicole Feaster & my miracles - Rena & Claire
January 12, 2014
Farewell good soul you have taught us
January 12, 2014
Sam, you were only 17, but gave so much to this world. I only saw you on TV, but your words and actions penetrated my heart to its deepest depths. Rest in Peace.
January 12, 2014
God bless you and your family Sam! My heart is broken. I know you are with the Lord almighty in his arms comforting you. I'll pray for you. Your friend in Christ.
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam. You were a bright light and now you are a shining star.
January 12, 2014
Deepest sympathy to your family. I know about Sam from watching the program on his condition on tv, and understand how lovingly you all went through life's challenges. May God be with you - and know Sam will one day be there to help greet you into a perfect life with him and our Lord.

Pat in Ohio
January 12, 2014
He burned so very bright and leaves the light of his full life to shine through the eyes of those fortunate to have called him, friend.
January 12, 2014
The heavens are a brighter place with your light to shine Sam. You are proof that angels walk amongst us to show us true love through hope and humility.
January 12, 2014
May Sam rest in peace.
His story & attitude inspired my entire family
January 12, 2014
So sorry for the loss of Sam
My deepest sympathy and prayers to his family
January 12, 2014
rest in peace sam new England won last night for you.
January 12, 2014
"Well done my good and faithful servant" How true those words from scripture ring when spoken about Sam Bern's. His life inspired me to be a better person. He has given me courage to fight my own disease. I think to myself if Sam had my time, what would he do with it? I use my time much more wisely due to him. My love and prayers go out to his family. Thank-you for sharing your incredible young man with us. He inspires us all.
January 12, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 12, 2014
When I heard about Sam's story on a talk show, I was inspired to do a research paper on progeria in my pathophysiology class. May the love of God comfort you all!!!!
January 12, 2014
You truly were an inspiration, such a brave young man. You can now dance with the angels. Rest In Peace
January 12, 2014
He was inspirational!
January 12, 2014
May you find strength in knowing that his life was a testament of strength and courage. Praying for the comfort and peace of God as you go through this sorrowful time.
January 12, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
January 12, 2014
I was a member the troop committee for his Boy Scout troop and I got to sit on a couple of his board of reviews while he was working towards Eagle. He was incredible to work with and learn from. Memory eternal Sam
January 12, 2014
Saw you on Katie's show. What an awesome young man with a great attitude! He will always be in our prayers. You are in our prayers.
January 12, 2014
so very sorry to hear about this good man he will be missed but now he is with god now
January 12, 2014
so sorry to hear of Sam's passsing... his life is a testament to the fragility and compassion for human life. May God bless his family.
January 12, 2014
I saw Sam on the Katie Curic show and he so impressed me as to the resilience of his mind. The positive attitude and such a sweet loving smile. I know that GOd will bless him in the system and he will live again witha perfect body. My prayers go out to Mom and Dad who so lovingly cared for him.
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace Sam.
January 12, 2014
From Upstate New York. Thoughts & prayers are with Sam's family & friends. What a special gift he was to you all. His strength, courage & above all, the love he showed to all. Thank you as his family, for sharing his story & Sam, with the world. God had a special place for him among the stars. May you find comfort in knowing others care & share your loss. God bless you all.
January 12, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I saw this remarkable young man on Katie, and was so taken by him and his parents. God Bless you and may he R.I.P.
January 12, 2014
What a beautiful young soul. My deepest condolences to the family. Seek comfort in the Lord.
January 12, 2014
Truly sorry for your loss...no, more struggles. Sam now has perfect health in Heaven..God give you peace !!
January 12, 2014
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. He was a brave soul who inspired many.
January 12, 2014
Rest in God's Peace Sam! You were such a Blessing to so many others! You will be missed, but your inspiring life will live on through so many others you have touched during your walk! We love you!
January 12, 2014
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this remarkable young man. He was my hero, as he undoubtedly was to everyone who knew of him through his advocacy on behalf of progeria research. He touched many lives, and will not be forgotten. My sincere sympathy to Sam's family and the Progeria community.
January 12, 2014
God Bless Sam and his entire family. Thank u for allowing us to be a little part of it..
January 12, 2014
May he rest in the arms of the Lord. Hes and angel now and will always be with you and the family.
January 12, 2014
I just saw Sam on TV. What a brave soul. It's very sad that he's gone, but he's in a better place. RIP Sam, as you are now an angel.
January 12, 2014
Play those drums in heaven Sam .You are truly an inspiration to the whole world. God bless you. Joe and Judy Roccasano.
January 12, 2014
May he rest in peacenBlessings and prayers go out to his family.I as well just seen him on Katy Couric.Be nice if a cure was found in this New Year.
January 12, 2014
Thank you, Sam. God Bless you,
January 12, 2014
To the family of Sam Berns, I saw your beautiful family on the Katie Couric show recently and Sam was such a wonderful young man... My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. May God bless you and keep you all. May he live in our hearts forever. Peace be with you all.

Edna Mae Butler
Sopchoppy,Florida
January 12, 2014
Oh Sam, you were a wonderful young man. I saw you just this week on tv. You were a beautiful gift to the world, and will be missed.
January 12, 2014
How I wish I knew the words that would ease your pain for the great loss of your beloved son. Praying for your comfort and peace throughout this very difficult time of mourning. Sympathy to his family and friends.
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam. Thanks to his whole family for sharing such a special young man with the world. He was the true meaning of WARRIOR. I am proud to say he was from my home town. He touched my heart and taught me many things. He was wise beyond his years. We are all blessed to have gotten to know him and his family. God Speed to Sam and my condolences to his family. FHS Class of 81.
January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014
Sam you were truly a inspiration with such a positive attitude. You will be missed.
January 12, 2014
SAM I DIDNT KNOW YOU SAW YOU ON TV. YOU ARE A ANGLE NOW. LOVE YOU
January 12, 2014
God bless you, Sam. You lived life with dignity and grace, and now you will rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.
January 12, 2014
I saw Sam and his parents on Katie, and I thought... "what an amazing young man." Mom and dad, YOU are amazing also! Sam is a wonderful life to celebrate.
January 12, 2014
Sam you are a star in heaven. God bless! Rest in Peace. I watched your story on HBO. You are a hero!!
January 12, 2014
I just watched your family on the Katie Couric show, and it was impossible not to be blown away by Sam's attitude. So very sorry, he was one of a kind and not defined at all by the disease. He will be missed terribly!
January 12, 2014
What a remarketable young man. Our sympathies to his family.
January 12, 2014
Sam was an inspiration to anyone facing a battle in their lives. God used him on this Earth and I'm sure he still has special work to do in Heaven. Praying for comfort for the family.
January 12, 2014
Sam Youre The Best !!!!! Rest In Peace Love And Watch Over Your Family????
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam...
My heart is heavy with the loss of Sam...You are all in my thoughts & prayers...
January 12, 2014
I watched the HBO documentary and was so impressed with your family. It was a privilege to get to 'know' you. My thoughts are with you.
January 12, 2014
I as many first met Sam on the Katie show. What a powerfully inspiring young man. He was wise beyond his years. My condolences to his family. He will live on as his parents continue their work. Thanks to the family for allowing us the opportunity to meet Sam. God Bless Sam and his family
January 12, 2014
Rest in peace Sam!
January 12, 2014
What you did when you shared your life with us is unforgettable! You were so strong and did so much with your life! Rest with our Lord!
January 12, 2014
We are very saddened to hear of Sam's passing. He was an inspiration for everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. A fine young man! Who's bravery was second to none! Rest easy, Sam!
January 12, 2014
A brave young man who lived the life that God gave him with dignity and strength...Rest In Peace you showed the world a great deal...

V.Coates Columbus OH
January 12, 2014
Rest in Peace, you're in God's arms now.
January 12, 2014
I'm sorry for your loss. I only know Sam from your HBO documentary. From what I've seen you packed 70 years into his 17 years. He lived a good life. You did all you could for him. He was a huge loss to the world. He would have been a great researcher. I will pray for your family.
January 12, 2014
He was such an inspiration to the world and will be missed by many. Thank you for sharing him and his story with the world. Prayers go out to his family now as you grieve for him, but you now have a very special angel watching over you.
January 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing Sam's life and struggle with us. I have followed him for several years and have never ceased to be amazed by his outlook on life. You were truly wonderful parents and the Lord chose you to be with him in this life. He is now with the Lord and his struggles are over. May the Lord give you peace.
January 12, 2014
God's peace to all of Sam's family. He is glowing with new life now!!! I lost my son at age 22. I know your grief.
January 12, 2014
If their were more people in this world like Sam what a wonderful world this would be.Sam was a real hero to me and to thousand of others. His face was like sunshine he lit up the world.
January 12, 2014
Thanks, Sam. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for sharing Sam with us.
M
January 12, 2014
I also saw Sam and his parents on the Katie show, thought he was funny and so grown up, way beyond his 16 years. I know he touched alot of people, he was so positive. My sympathy to his family.
January 12, 2014
Sam was a remarkable young man. His spirit will live on.
January 12, 2014
May God bless you Sam and bless your family. You are an inspiration!
January 12, 2014
Angels come to us in many forms, and we are thankful. Phil Hosier Prescott Valley, AZ.
January 12, 2014
Go with God young man. You fought the battle bravely...
January 12, 2014
Dear Berns Family,although I did not know ur son I've seen him on tv and my heart goes out to you,may God Bless you!!!
January 12, 2014
I just saw this young man on Katie Curic. God must have really wanted this angel. He surely was. God bless his family. He was truly an inspiration & had such a coragous attitude. I am sorry for your loss!!!
January 12, 2014
We have an angel in heaven.
January 12, 2014
RIP. God bless you. You made a bigger difference than you realized!!! Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
January 12, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May he Rest in Peace
January 12, 2014
May God bless both you and your family.
January 12, 2014
I watched the documentary on Sam. Very powerful to see the lengths you both went to, to find a cure. May God hold you both close in his arms. My deepest sympathy to your entire family.
An old friend of mine named her son Sam because he was a miracle and the meaning was (Surely A Miracle)
January 12, 2014
You were special Sam. My condolences to your family. Rest in Peace. Good night.
January 12, 2014
What a hero of a teenager to go through his life with this tough disease. May God Bless him forever in Heaven and bless all his family for sure.
January 12, 2014
Godspeed Sam. You made an impact in your 17 years here on earth. Your parents raised an incredible young man and it was obvious that they adored you. Thank you for sharing your life with the world.
January 12, 2014
My heart is broken,he was a light.R.I.P.Sam
January 12, 2014
RIP Sam. Thank you for sharing your story. You are an amazing young man. My deepest sympathies to the Berns family. Your tireless efforts to raise awareness and find a cure for this condition will be Sam's and your legacy.
January 12, 2014
Sam you made a huge difference in this world. Thank you. R.I.P.
January 12, 2014
sam you are an angel without wings you pass with flying colors go get your wings
January 12, 2014
God Bless your family as I know your in the arms of Him
January 12, 2014
God Bless your family as I know your in the arms of Him
January 12, 2014
God Bless your family as I know your in the arms of Him
January 12, 2014
Rest In Peace.
January 12, 2014
REST IN PEACE SAM. SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR SON.
January 12, 2014
Sam, thank you for sharing your story with us. You made me appreciate life more. Godspeed!
January 12, 2014
So sorry for the loss of Sam. I just saw Sam's story on Katie days ago. What an amazing, kind hearted and bright young man. Thoughts and love with his family.
January 12, 2014
To the family of Sam--In his'
short life, he taught us all
how to accept adversity and
with a wonderful family, he
lived and was not afraid to die. What a wonderful example. I am sure you miss
him, however he is in heaven
and at Peace. Thank you for
your wonderful care of this
special man.
January 12, 2014
So sorry for your lost my thoughts & prayers are with you just know you have a special angle watching over you RIP SAM
January 12, 2014
sympathy and prayers to the Berns Family, May the peace of God be with you all. Rest in peace Sam.
January 12, 2014
Deepest sympathy to the Family.He's an amazing young man.loved his documentary great sense of humor.and happy for everything Heaven has a wonderful Angel .
January 12, 2014
Sam, You have made the world a better place by being in it. My sympathies to your parents and friends.

Laurie
January 12, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all .
January 12, 2014
Sam you will be missed!
January 12, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2014
May you fly high with the angels sweet boy!!
January 12, 2014
The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” ~Matthew 25:23
January 12, 2014
Sincere condolences to Sam's family. He was a very brave young man.
January 12, 2014
He was an inspiration!
January 12, 2014
Forever young. God bless your family and friends during this difficult time. Sleep sweetly.
January 12, 2014
Berns Family,God bless each of you. Though I do not know you, his courage during his sicknes touch my heart. I pray that each of you finc comfrot in knowing that Sam touch the life's of so many. He left heartprints on each heart. I have never seen him in person, only on TV. What a wonderful young man he was.You guys did a great job raising him. Find peace and comfort in knowing that he is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. God bless each of you. Also thank you for sharing Sam with the world.
January 12, 2014
I am so sad to see Sam passed, I didn't want to believe it. I had seen him on TV and just fell in love with him. He had such a positive attitude...........such a brave positive young man. RIP Dear Sam..........
January 12, 2014
Thank you Sam for sharing your story with the world,you are truly an angel and now at peace with God.Your journey was AWESOME and so are you.RIP Sam & watch over your mom & dad they will need you.Bless you all.
January 12, 2014
im sorry for the loss of your son. may God. make him a new body. he will never be forgotten. thanksfor letting sam be on talk shows.i all ways followed his story. sam you are now in heaven with the.Lord jesus.you will bemised sam.
January 12, 2014
I recently saw Sam on the Katie Show. What a gift from God. He inspired me so much. I will never forget him. May God Bless his family. A fan from Wisconsin.
January 12, 2014
It has only been three months since I discovered you and now you are in heaven. You were the bright spot in my day Sam. Thank you for that.
January 12, 2014
God bless you Sam and thanks for sharing your store. You are now in Gods hands and safe with no aches & pains.
January 11, 2014
ONE GREAT YOUNG MAN..

Ralph M Parham II
January 11, 2014
To Sam's family, I send my deepest sympathy to all of you.
Sam's life story was an inspiration to many. He was a brave heart , strong willed and kind hearted young man. May his legacy live on in his family, and all who are looking for answers & cures.
Rest in peace Sam!
January 11, 2014
God bless and the peace of the Lord be with you all.
January 11, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Sam. You have no more sickness. May God hold you in his hands. I thank your family very much for sharing you with us. God bless the family, and our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Darlene Jones ( Benson, MN. )
January 11, 2014
Dear Leslie , Scott and the rest of your family,

I signed up for HBO just to watch Sam's inspiring documentary. Thanks for sharing him with me and the rest of the world. I hope that memories of Sam bring you comfort and peace. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
January 11, 2014
Thank you sam for showing your love and helping other kids in school with their homework you really dedicated a lot of time to your classmates now your gods helper In heaven may God blessing be with your family sam berns you are a magnificent person..
January 11, 2014
You are an Angel in heaven now.... R.I.P. Sam... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Sincere condolences to all who has ben in this fight with you...
January 11, 2014
I have blessed and truly inspired by the life of Sam Berns. For all the good he has done, his work is now complete. Rest in peace and enjoy the progress against this disease that has been fueled by your existence.
January 11, 2014
What a beautiful human being Sam was. A young man with a heart of gold and inspiration to fill the ocean.
January 11, 2014
I loved his documentary, He was a very intelligent young man Had a great sense of humor Sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2014
What a wonderful person Sam was. Rest in peace.

Pat Rankin
January 11, 2014
Fly with the angels precious child. You will be missed by all whose lives you touched. Rest in the sweetest peace. <3
January 11, 2014
I had the unique pleasure of seeing Sam on the Katie Couric show and was totally amazed and inspired by his courage and take charge attitude toward life despite his personal circumstances.
January 11, 2014
Thank you for sharing Sam. What a tremendous loss to humanity. He truly was a gift from God. Our prayers are with you . He will never be forgotten !
January 11, 2014
Berns Family,
Sam inspired us to focus on what we can do each day with a positive attitude. M Harty
January 11, 2014
May the family and friends rest in the assurance of their loved one's peace, comfort, solace and may they always know his spirit is in a realm everlasting that we can hardly fathom it's loveliness.
January 11, 2014
Dear berns family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I just recently found out and have been crying all night while watching the absolutely amazing documentary on your son Sam. Sam has taughten me to be appreciative of the little things in life. Progeria does not define Sam Berns. His optimistic and positive attitude defines him. Sam was an extrordinary boy and I am so grateful that I got to learn a little about him. After watching his documentary, I feel like I know sam. I know this is very far from true but I feel like Sam and I have been friends from the beginning. Though my tears are falling, I know Sam is in a better place where pain and exhaustion no longer lingers around him. Sam will always be an inspiration to those all around the world and you must never forget that. You are extremely lucky you got to experience life with Sam for an amazing 17 years. God will always be with you and so will sam. God bless your family. My most deep condolences go out to you and yours. -Jess
January 11, 2014
He is in a better place. He's with the God he is one of the chosen one God had call home God Bless Him. He was only lend the Family . God love him most. I will keep the family in my prayers.
January 11, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 11, 2014
To the Berns Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Yet, I thank you for sharing Sam with us. My husband and I just saw him on the TV last week and were deeply touched. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 11, 2014
I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. I have seen him on television and he was so brave to inform us of this illness many of us were unaware of. He was a brave young man trying so hard to have as much of good productive life. You are so blessed to have such a sweet child who shared his life with you and those of us he taught. Remember he will always be with you. God bless you all.
January 11, 2014
I just saw Sam on television once again. He was such an inspiration to all who knew of him. I am so sorry for your loss. Proud of all the research your family has done on progeria. Sam will always be remembered. God Speed Sam.
January 11, 2014
My prayers are with you Lesley and Scott, thank you for sharing his legacy with us. We will continue to pray for a cure. God Bless
January 11, 2014
Bless you sweet angel you have touch so many in the time that you were with us
January 11, 2014
We all love you and your great parents a perfect match, keep smiling the tears will stop. The love will last forever.
January 11, 2014
May you rest in peace...... you truly are an angel.......
January 11, 2014
god bless you you are in a better place now r i p
January 11, 2014
May he rest in peace. I too saw him on Katie and HBO. Such a good, smart young man. My hope is that he lives on in our hearts and that someday soon a cure for Progeria is discovered.
January 11, 2014
What a remarkable young man. My sincere condolences to Sam's loved ones.
January 11, 2014
Sam`s Family
I am sorry for your loss. May he R.I.P
He was known and very liked by many.
January 11, 2014
My heart goes out to the Berns/Gordon family.
January 11, 2014
You are with the angels now and are able to do anything you desire. You have touched my heart as nothing ever has and I was so inspired just by watching your story and motivational talk. May you rest in peace and I send my sympathy and love to your family.
January 11, 2014
Our thoughts and prayer are with your family during this very difficult time. Thank you for sharing Sam's story with all of us.
January 11, 2014
Sam
You have inspired so many people and you will be missed by everyone, but heaven is gaining another angel and you will be the thoughts and prayers of many people.

Your smile will be in the hearts of many.

I know your parents will always be proud to have you as their "SON".

RIP Sam

A Mom
January 11, 2014
We can all learn from his resilient attitude...our condolences to the Berns family. May you find peace and comfort! Jeremiah 29:12,13
January 11, 2014
Sam and his family are so inspiring, Sam knew how to value the life in each day….
January 11, 2014
You are an inspiration to many , RIP and may you shine always :) Judy Johnson ( Rogers, AR)
January 11, 2014
You are such an inspiration. God bless you.
January 11, 2014
Rest peacefully.....
January 11, 2014
Sam Your Gain, Our Loss...Thank you for being you!
January 11, 2014
He is now with (GOD)"he has no more sickness)".
January 11, 2014
May God always hold you in the palm of his hand Sam!
January 11, 2014
To the Berns Family: Thank you so much for sharing Sam with us. I will never forget the sparkle in His eyes or the beautiful laugh that he had. He will always be a true inspiration to millions of people. God be with each of you.
January 11, 2014
Rip
January 11, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 11, 2014
May God Bless Sam and his family...
January 11, 2014
RIP SAM, YOU'RE AN INSPIRATION!

---A SAM FAM
January 11, 2014
May God bless you and keep you our brother. Let His perpetual light shine upon you.
January 11, 2014
May you Rest In Peace Sam. You were truly a brave young man who touched the hearts of my family.
January 11, 2014
God did not forget you. Rest in peace.
January 11, 2014
Rest in God's peace!
January 11, 2014
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I recently saw him on "Katie" and I only have one word...inspiring!!! Thoughts and prayers are with Sam's family.
January 11, 2014
Sure that Sam will be watching the game tonight from the heavens & that the Pats will pull out all the stops to win this game in his honor. Watched his documentary last month & found myself smiling through tears as I felt I was coming to know, (& LOVE), this remarkable young man. His will to survive, his beautiful soul & generosity of spirit inspired me more than anyone I think I've ever known. The world is a much better place, (& I a better person), for him having been here. Fly free with the angels, dear Sam; You will be remembered & cherished for always.
Love & Sympathy to your folks, Leslie & Scott & thank you both beyond measure for sharing your beautiful son with all of us.
January 11, 2014
In deepest sympathy.
January 11, 2014
By bringing attention to this disease, a cure will be found so others will live. It will be your gift.

Bless you and rest peacefully, Sam. Your hope to cure progeria WILL be realized.

Love and prayers are being sent to your amazing parents.
January 11, 2014
My deepest sincere condolences to the family of Sam, he was a angel on earth and now a true angel in heaven.
January 11, 2014
You will always be a brilliant soul. Godspeed, Sam.
January 11, 2014
My sympathy to the family. I was watching the Katie Couric show most recently and saw Sam. He was so inspiring to listen to I was amazed. He was so strong and positive. Mom and dad you are doing great work in his memory. God Bless you.
January 11, 2014
Sam was wiser than his years. He looked at the moment and made the best of it. He truly inspired me to look at the positives, not the negatives. Sam was taken from us too early. He made the best of each day. RIP my friend and my sympathies go to his wonderful parents and family
January 11, 2014
Sam the world was a better place because you were here for the last 17 yrs. I watched you last week on Katie, and I have watched you before. You were an inspiration to the world. You were brave, smart and you seemed to have a great Love for life . I hope the heavens know what a special Angel they have in you! Please look down on us so that we can learn to live the way you did, with a smile on our faces and a positive attitude . May you RIP SWEET BOY!!!! GOD BLESS YOUR PARENTS AND MAY THEY FIND PEACE IN KNOWING WHAT A WONDERFUL AND LOVED CHILD THEY CREATED.
January 11, 2014
People in good condition and health should never complain. This young man never complained about his condition and health. God Bless!
January 11, 2014
Sam, you were wise beyond your years and a great inspiration to all who met you. As you once said "No matter what problems we are facing, there's always room for happiness in our lives". May those memories you've created with family and friends sustain them in the coming days and months ahead... God Bless. My deepest condolences to your family.
January 11, 2014
I have the highest admiration and respect for Sam. His strenth and resiliance were amazing. Rest in Peace.
January 11, 2014
I fell in love with all of u but Sam was the star. I watched life according to Sam 5 times and wished I had met him. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. He was a miracle from heaven. Keep finding a cure. When I lost my beloved husband I read rabbi kushners book. Just know you as parents were loved by Sam and everyone else. Judy Connell, Randolph, Ma
January 11, 2014
Rest in peace Sam! You are such a dear young man.
January 11, 2014
May Sam's family know he touched many lives just by seeing him on television and was such an inspiration.
January 11, 2014
God bless you Sam.
January 11, 2014
Rip Sam. Heaven has gained a special person ! Hope you are at peace. The world has learned so much from you, it is now our job to take care of your mom and dad. Such an inspiration to us all.
~ A friend~ illinois
January 11, 2014
Fly high, Sam!
January 11, 2014
Sam has touched so many lives. Although most of us only know him from the television I think most of us feel like we did know him and are sorry we didn't get to meet him in person. What an inspiration he was --- and is --- to all of us. Sam will live forever in the hearts my heart. I am sorry for your loss and sorry for the loss of the world for such a remarkable person. You were so blessed to have had him for 17 years. But, of course, you already know that. Another Sam Fan.
January 11, 2014
Thinking of you.
January 11, 2014
so sorry to the family. love God bless you all..
January 11, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 11, 2014
Sam you will always be "the man" you achieved wonderful things while you were here now I'm sure you will achieve more wonderful things in heaven, rest in peace little buddy!
January 11, 2014
HE IS AT THE GAME TONIGHT- GO SAM-GO PATS
HE IS WATCHING YOU MOM AND DAD----CHEER FOR HIM.
January 11, 2014
Sam,
Thank you so much for your Inspiration and wisdom. Fly like an angel now friend..
January 11, 2014
Sam will be missed but not forgotten ..He had the best parents possible. Scott and Leslie, continue your work, Sam will always be looking down from above with a smile.
My son Michael, has a son...his name is Sam..when he gets older I will tell him about the courageous life of a boy named Sam.
God bless you..
January 11, 2014
I RECENTLY SAW HIM ON TELEVISION-HE WAS SO HAPPY THAT HE WAS GOING TO THE PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT-I AM SO SORRY FOR HIS FAMILY AND ROBERT KRAFT AND THE PATRIOTS-GO TEAM, FOR SAM BERNS BECAUSE HE IS IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEL RIGHT KNOW.
January 11, 2014
Such a sweet young man. Heaven is made that much sweeter now that Sam is there.

God bless you Mr.& Mrs. Berns. You were wonderful parents and so blessed to have had Sam.

Mary
January 11, 2014
Rip Sam. Gone much too soon......
January 11, 2014
I recently saw a repeat of the katie show which Sam and his parents were guests. He was such an intelligent young man. He is an inspiration to everyone. May his family find comfort and solace in the days ahead. God bless each of you.
January 11, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences
January 11, 2014
What an example of strength and courage. Sam is an inspiration to all of us to be better people.
January 11, 2014
My deepest condolences to Sam's family and friends. He was such a brave young man and an inspiration to the entire nation. May Sam Berns rest in Heavenly peace.
January 11, 2014
RIP Sam~
January 11, 2014
Life According to Sam...a life well lived...rest now honey
January 11, 2014
January 11, 2014
My husband and I watched Sam on the recent rerun of the Katie show and were SO impressed with him. He was surely a gift from God. Know that he will be missed. Our prayers are with his family.
January 11, 2014
I just finished a portrait of Sam Friday. He inspired me so much, as I'm sure millions of others. I have been inspired not only by his courage against all obstacles , but his parents tireless work on his and many others behalf. God bless you all. The portrait is yours if you want it.
January 11, 2014
Sammie a life well lived that touched so many of us so many miles apart Luzeeta from Bakersfield, Ca
January 11, 2014
What an inspiration this young man was and is.
January 11, 2014
My sympathies for the Berns family at this time of loss. If I may share with you something that helps me through these times: that God assures us he is not only aware of our loss, but is also there to strengthen us emotionally –Jeremiah 29:12 and Psalm 56:8. My hope is that you will receive the enduring comfort he provides in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
January 11, 2014
Sometimes, you have to just bow your head, say a prayer, and whether the storm
My goodness such an amazing gift Sam was and how lucky he was to have such caring and loving parents....
January 11, 2014
The loss of a loved one can be so hard. Please have comfort in God 's love. 1 Cor. 15:26
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