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Sam G. Berns, of Foxboro, Massachusetts, died on January 10, 2014, following a lifelong battle with Progeria. Beloved son of Dr. Scott Berns and Dr. Leslie Gordon. Grandson of Alice and Lewis Berns of CT, and Barbara and Burt Gordon of Beverly, MA. Nephew of Lori Gordon and John Ledoux, Audrey Gordon and Richard Reed, Karen and David Betournay, Daniel and Kara Berns. Cousin of Ryan, Sarah, Jason, Benjamin, Nadia, Syetta, Paige and Skyler. Services at Temple Israel, 125 Pond Street, Sharon, on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 am. Please check or to confirm location of services. Memorial observance will continue at his residence on Wednesday 1-4pm and 6-9pm. No cameras, recordings or press, please. Remembrances may be made to The Progeria Research Foundation, P.O. Box 3453, Peabody, MA 01961-3453.

Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, where he achieved highest honors and was recently selected to be a member of the National Honor Society. Sam was a percussion section leader in his high school band and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a highlighted speaker at Tedx MidAtlantic in 2013 and is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam.

Sam teaches us that every day is a gift, and that we can achieve anything we set out to do. Through his courage, spirit, kindness and love, Sam will forever inspire those who have come to know him.

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Published in New York Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014.
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May 28, 2020
Your inspirational light will never dim.
October 15, 2019
A bright light that departed too soon, his spirit lives on in our hearts. Thanks Sam rest in peace.
Charles Vance
December 31, 2017
Sam, your example has really impressed me, and it has inspired me deep down inside, and I hope it always does.

Ángel (Spain)
Ángel Rallo Vallejo
July 26, 2017
Ewa Meczkowska
July 26, 2017
Rest In Peace Sam .You wos great young man who inspired many people all over the world.Amen
Ewa Meczkowska
June 5, 2017
You inspire me. May we all have a positive outlook on our lives, just as you did. God bless you.
Wes Johnson
April 21, 2017
God blessed you as the gift Sam. See you at the other end. Becky/California
March 21, 2017
Still...and always will be an inspiration for so many Sam. Even for those who never had the honor of meeting you. You are loved Sam!
John Roy
November 19, 2016
Memory Eternal, Sweet and Courageous Soul ♡
Stephanie C
November 12, 2016
Valenda Newell
May 6, 2016
A beautiful soul that will live on and inspire all who he touched! Bless you Sam and keep being happy!
Liz Dingle
April 19, 2016
Sam, may your memory be eternal.
Karen King
March 28, 2016
Thank you, Sam, for sharing your story and inspiring so many.
Kaitlyn D
March 22, 2016
I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me and giving me hope. I should never say I can't do anything. You did everything you wanted to do in life and touched so many people doing it. I'm going to be a happy person in life just by your inspiration and how you lived everyday to its fullest. Never looking back and always looked for the positive things in life. Once again it's been four years since your passing and I still believe you still have a lasting effect on people's daily lives. You are a true angel and I know your up in heaven playing your drums. Joshua's and Marie's dad. San Antonio, Tx
Angel Gonzalez
March 14, 2016
You were an incredible teen living in a wrong body, but God received you in thy arms for sure. Rest in peace, Sam.
Lucrecia Morales
February 3, 2016

I first heard about
of Sam berns on youtube the first video I watched was Remembering Sam berns and then I watched In memory of Sam berns and I cried so hard. I preyed for his family and friends Rest in peace my dear friend.
Jakob martin
January 25, 2016
I am from Trinidad and Tobago.. I just watched your documentary ...I googled Sam and saw that he passed away and I just cried and cried... I fell in love with that young fella... He was so intelligent... So confident... So jovial... So strong... To you his parents ....God bless you both.. Ah.. Sam is playing his drums and dancing in heaven with the other Angels...
November 16, 2015
Revelasion 21.3.5.nos da una promesa y se va a cumplir sin falta
October 12, 2015
Hi Dr. Bern & Dr. Gordon,
I just finished watching the HBO documentary about Sam's life. He was such a positive inspiration for everyone. He definitely didn't let progeria define him. I'm so sorry for your loss. Dr. Gordon---I just wanted to tell you the compassion and warmth that you exude is amazing. The research for progeria should feel so indebted to you. May god bless you and your husband. I feel that God has a purpose for all of us...Sam definitely brought awareness to this disease and for you hopefully a treatment and cure. Good luck continuing the fight. RIP SAM! Hopefully your dancing in heaven listening to Dave Mathews and playing your drums.
Diane Jeffrey
July 26, 2015
Hey Guys I Just want to let you know How Sam has inspired me to be happy and move on in my life. Having lost my youngest son 23 to a drug overdose in may 2015 [another bad disease] I watched the documentary last night. Sam was a beautiful young man with a great heart. So positive. Good luck with your continued research, I was truly touched by your son.
Patti Di Bona
June 9, 2015
Sam Berns was an amazing person. I feel so greatly for him, for he inspired me and plant others. I feel after watching his documentary that I know what I need to know to say these things, though I know I don't know everything about him, and never met him in any place but my dreams and non-exciting realities. RIP Sam
Cadee Havard
June 5, 2015
I am from Pennsylvania. my sister and I signed out the dvd from the library about sam's life. god bless him! what a brave fellow. and, the awards he received, I am so proud of his accomplishments. he loved the snare drum too. a talented fellow. my sister and I fell in love with him. he will have a new body in Christ's kingdom and will be serving the Lord.
June 5, 2015
i just viewed the documentary and have nothing but kudos for a brave young man whose life was far too short. he had great plans for the future and I applaud him for bravely pursuing him passions...he will be sorely missed by lots who loved him
rita townsend
May 13, 2015
I was very inspired by your words in a speech I viewed on Ted Talks on YouTube. So much wisdom in such a young person. I use your philosophies of happiness in my work as a therapist and in my own life. I think you are amazing and am so grateful for the time you were on earth. Your short time made a bigger difference in more lives than people who live to 100.
May 3, 2015
Your Beloved is always with you in your hearts and memories, what a sweet being you were and are Sam my friend.
Thank you to you and your beloved family for giving us all reasons to live a happy life. <3 <3 RIP friend
May 2, 2015
Just watched your movie again. You and your family are such an inspiration. Sending you love and prayers for strength to help you persevere. You are touching so many lives, I am proud to even know of you.
Raquel Lestrange
April 16, 2015
I jus watched the docu again,and decided to google Sam nd find out how he was progressing...Only 2 find out tht he had passed last yr.Im so sorry 4 ur loss..Yu had an amazing son....Rest In Paradise Sam
Chris Darby
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!
Suraya Janis
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 5, 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.
ML Denmark
November 1, 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.
JoAnne Ross
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
theresa Jefferson
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.
Robert Brown
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 4, 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.
barbara clark
August 3, 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.
Amy Schear
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.
Brenda Cox
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
Natasha Donahue
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.
Jerry Dymond
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
Joyce Pair
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.
Nick Salzano
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
Debbie Dollard
July 9, 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 5, 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.
Joshua Calabrese
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.
Teresita Merciel
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
Florence Garner
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.
Chris Wilson
June 16, 2014
What an incredible,lovely human being. His parents must be so proud of him. Sorry for your profound loss.
Jim Kofron
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
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.
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,
Judith Lansink
June 9, 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.
Tina Nichols
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.
Nina Kimball
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!
Teresa Simmons
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.
Julie Miller
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
Katherine Green
May 9, 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.
Jan Frankel
May 8, 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 2, 2014
May 1, 2014
he was amazing and so was his parents, thank you for fighting for all the children
donna steed
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 9, 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 Barton
April 9, 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
Diedre Barton
April 8, 2014
i am so moved by your life. RIP brother
April 5, 2014
Rest in peace
kei sto
April 4, 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 4, 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 1, 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.
Christian Flippen
March 18, 2014
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 8, 2014
My heart go out to you.Also read Isaiah 33 : 24 were it says that no on will say I am sick.
Darlene Hodges
March 7, 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, truly will be missed but never forgotten.
Dawna White....Alberta, Canada
March 4, 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.
Tom Gibson
March 4, 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
one of the many people touched by this boy and his outlook on life!
March 4, 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 3, 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)
Dr. Mamie Taylor
March 2, 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!
Lydia Shay
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.
betty pearson
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
Troy Cole
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