The Kiddie Pool... Help Change Sam's Life!

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About Me

This is Sam, our precious boy who was born with Spina Bifida (meaning split or divided spine), it is a birth defect that occurs within the first month of pregnancy, when the embryo is about the length of a grain of rice. Usually the term "spina bifida" is reserved for an open defect of the spine, in which the spinal cord does not form properly and is exposed, this is also know as a "myelomeningocele". We welcome you to share in our journey by visiting Sam's website: This site is to encourage, up-lift, and inspire all who visit. This is a site about overcoming challenges, living a full and valuable life, and a little boy named Sam.

In October of 1999 Sam and his mommy underwent Fetal Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help correct Spina Bifida. *Notice we say correct not cure.* We consider Sam's surgery a success! It did not save his leg function but he is a bright, happy, well adjusted young man who grabs life by the horns. Sam loves to color, is very out going (especially with the girls), and brings joy to those he meets. We hope you will join us for this incredible journey and would love to hear from you.

**Donation graphs will update within one business day of donation.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts about Sam!

His favorite color is... Red!

He loves... Star Wars and Transformers!

His favorite hobby is... Playing computer games!

My Need

My therapist recommends I get a new Rifton SoloLift. Your donations will help me getting this to make my life easier.

Pool Rules

Here are the steps you need to take to become part of the Kiddie Pool program:
  1. Fill out the Kiddie Pool sign-up form below.
  2. will create your child’s webpage using the photograph and information you've uploaded in the sign up form. This will take 2-5 business days.
  3. will prepare an email and send it to you. You will forward it to your friends and family directly.
  4. The email will link your friends and family to your child’s Kiddie Pool Page where they can choose the amount of their donation.
  5. Your assigned Kiddie Pool Account Manager will notify you when each donation has been made, who made the donation and when you reach your desired goal.
  6. Once your goal is reached, you can order your child’s equipment.

* requires your permission to use your child’s first name & last initial and age on our website. No geographical or address information will be used.

*Since donations can only be made in $25.00 increments, an excess of funds might be in your child’s Kiddie Pool when the goal is reached. If this occurs, no refunds will be given. You may use this excess of funds towards additional merchandise.

*Your dollar amount goal is based on the product and accessories current price. Actual order total is subject to change based on price changes set by each manufacturer. If a price increase has occurred, you have two options:

1. Increase your goal amount
2. Put acquired funds on credit with for later use

*Donations are like gift certificates. They can only be redeemed for product or credit on account with They cannot be refunded. Certain items cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states. We will notify you if this is the case with any item choosen. If the item can be shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states, shipping charges will apply. If extra shipping expenses are incurred, you will be responsible for the amount.

*After your goal is met and before your order is placed, will verify sizing with our staff therapists.
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