(A Post from the Superman Samuel blog for my Son, Sam)
The waiting in the near silence of murmuring machines while the
cellular war is waged within my Sam is enough to drive me mad. We can
all grasp Sam's life being weighed in the balance here. But few can
truly grasp the numerical size of the war being waged.
the outside we witness a boy struggling to maintain his spirit and wit
without completely telling the adult world where they can stick their
food, stethoscopes, bells and whistles. On the inside his cells wage a
war numbering billions easily, perhaps in the trillions. The goal is to
eliminate all the leukemia down to the very last cell while keeping Sam
alive. The doctors, nurses and their chemicals are doing everything they
can to vanquish Sam's foe valiantly so he may live to thrive for many
decades and see his own children run about his legs.
boy cares for none of this. Surely he wishes to live above all else.
But he dreams of home, family and friends, not this world of strangers
where his loved ones visit in trickles rather than the torrents of
friends and family always flowing through his home.
all have our banners raised for Team Sam as we wage and win this war
with love, spirit and prayer in addition to medical prowess, technology
and magical potions.
Sam is a true warrior inside and out. May we
all be inspired to understand the wonders that live within us and the
blessings those wonders allow us to bring into this world.