Please help us support Sam!
Please read the following message about an amazing little girl, who has had to endure more than any child should have to. The message is about Samyra Mills and it comes from her mother Savonda Seaforth, who is equally as strong and determined. In my conversations and communications with Sam's mom, I hear a strength of will that is determined. She wants to do everything she can for Sam - the hardest thing many of us have to do is reach out for help - we are proud to start this campaign for her and her family. Financial stability will help this family. It is plain and simple to see. Please read into the authenticity that is present here and when done, please make a donation to this wonderful family, #MakeItAmazing:
"Samyra is an amazing young lady who is compassionate, smart, funny and full of life. Samyra is a wonderful personality and is beautiful inside and out. Sam loves to play outside, ride her bike, and run around with friends. Sam has always been an A student and a pleasure to be around amongst her teachers and peers. I went from seeing a very vibrant, lively, high spirited, talkative and busy child who never actually been sick in her 9 years of life. Samyra, suddenly started feeling lethargic with severe headaches, rapid weight loss and sleeping for hours at a time throughout the day. The headaches got so bad that I was picking her up from school early for a month. Samyra was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma stage 4 in July of 2018. Sam had a 4cm tumor lodged in the back of her brain. Sam went into surgery 2 days later and the Doctors were able to remove the whole tumor. The surgery left her with multiple complications which led to losing all her capabilities. Samyra no longer had the balance to walk, talk, and unable to control her muscles which was very rough on her. Samyra had 6 surgery’s in all which include:
- Removal of tumor
- A drain in her brain
- Opening of the third ventricle for fluids to flow due to swelling in the brain.
- G-tube for feeds because she was unable to eat.
- Mic-key button was replaced G-tube
- Port was placed in her chest for treatment purposes.
After the surgeries and a month’s stay at Yale New Haven hospital Sam and I relocated to the New Britain Rehabilitation center. Once we arrived at New Britain Rehabilitation Center Samyra was still unable move any parts of herself and not coherent. We stayed at NBRC for a month before seeing a little bit of change and Sam started moving some of her limbs but still very weak and hard to do but it was progress. In September of 2018 we moved to Boston for 7 weeks where we stayed at Spaulding Rehab center while doing Radiation at MGH Hospital. Spaulding was a blessing for us because they helped Sam a great deal and we saw some amazing results. During our stay Sam went from eating through a tube to eating on her own while gaining her voice back. However, it was short lived because we had to come home to start chemo in December. Chemo has been the hardest thing that we ever had to go through. Samyra had many stays in the hospital over the last year and a half along with platelets and blood transfusions. I’m trying to summarize what Sam has been through and it’s no simple or easy way of telling you without being there, but I can say Samyra is a warrior and I’m proud to be her mother. Currently, we’re still in the process of her treatment and working on her balance. Sam is not yet walking but hopeful soon she’ll have all her capabilities back and she can continue to dance because that’s what she loves to do. I had to leave my job once this happened to Sam. Samyra needs constant care and I’m the only one able to care for her. I would like to thank you everyone for your help.