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Old 06-27-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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If this could be made a sticky for a little while I would appreciate it. As most of the long timers know almost ten years ago my son Samuel had a stroke in utero and had a traumatic brain injury. We were told that he probably wouldn't live to be two years old. When he was four years old many people here pitched in to help build him a bike (a special thanks to bronco610). He loved to take rides on it. On August 9th he will be 10 years old. We are going to have a blowout birthday party for him. I would just like to extend an invitation to any who might be able to make it. It will be at 1445 S. Wall Street, Carbondale , Il 62966 at 1:00 pm on August 10th.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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AWESOME! How is he doing now? Is he the brains behind your success so far in Survivor?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Do you have a paypal? I'm too far away to come but I'd like to send something for him.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Awesome.

Happy birthday to Sam!!

10 already......time flies.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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Totally Happy Birthday to Sam.

The bike thread and the pics of you two using it Falconer to me may be the best thread I've ever seen on this forum.

Hope he has a great Birthday .
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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That is amazing how he said screw you to the experts and is already 10!

When I first learned of Sam and what happened my children weren't born yet. I don't think I fully understood how much a parent loves their child (from the parents perspective). Now that iI have my daughter (5), and son (1) I think I better understand how special Sam is to you guys.

Happy birthday Sam!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:20 AM   #8
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Very Cool!

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:59 AM   #9
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Way to go Sam!! Happy Birthday buddy...and way to go parents, the challenges you guys have faced and succeeded are amazing. So congrats to all involved in the life if that shinning star!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
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Woohoo! Happy B dau Sam!

Very cool indeed your families story Falcon. God Bless you guys!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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Happy Birthday, Sam ol' man! What a blow-out I'm sure it will be! My own son will be 10 this year. Indeed how time flies!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #12
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Do you have a paypal? I'm too far away to come but I'd like to send something for him.
I do have Paypal, but you are not allowed to send anything. By the way, that address is not my home address either, but just the facility that we will be having the party at. Sam only accepts hugs as gifts.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:08 AM   #13
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Happy Birthday Sam!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #14
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AWESOME! How is he doing now? Is he the brains behind your success so far in Survivor?
Things go day to day for us. Unfortunately he was put on tube feeds exclusively this last year. It seemed to induce a slow down in his stomach emptying. He usually vomits after a feed once or twice a day. You wouldn't know it from him though. He is pretty much the toughest person I have ever known. He heaves his guts out, and then looks at me and laughs. Maybe because half the puke ends up on me.

As far as survivor goes, you cannot stop Sam, you can only hope to limit him. I am that limiting factor.

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:14 AM   #15
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Happy Birthday, Sam ol' man! What a blow-out I'm sure it will be! My own son will be 10 this year. Indeed how time flies!
It's always great to hear from you my old friend!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #16
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Time really does fly!

Happy Birthday to Sam! And best wishes for many more!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #17
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Very cool. Congratulations to your family - because it IS a team effort!

Happy Birthday, Sam!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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Happy Birthday Sam! Hope you guys have a blast. Don't think I can make it to Illinois, but I hope you get a few Omaners there.

I will once again vote for Falconer, but this is a vote of awesomeness and not a vote off Survivor.
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Simply amazingly awesome! Happy Birthday, Sam!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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Totally Awesome!!! Happy B Day and God Bless
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #21
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Wow! Ten already? Way to go. Happy B'day to Sam.

No, SSJ. Melissa won't be necessary on this thread.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #22
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Congrats Sam. Keep on keeping on.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #23
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Can't believe it's been 10 years already. Seems like the bike thread was just a few years ago. Happy birthday buddy!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #24
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #25
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That is too cool! Now everybody is going to have to put up with me showing this to them.
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