Raising vital funds for life saving research into Ewing sarcoma and remembering forgotten cancers.
Sam was a force of nature – full of joie de vivre. He was fun, loving and lovable with a very wide circle of friends. He ‘worked hard and played hard’, making the most of life.
Sam’s boundless energy fuelled his passion for rugby, running, hiking – virtually any outdoor activity – and he loved to travel, one of his highlights being trekking in the Himalayas. He was a big music fan with an eclectic taste and spent many happy hours going to festivals, concerts and clubs or just listening anywhere.
His approach to life was straightforward: to appreciate the beauty in life; live each day as if it were his last and to help everyone he could along the way. He was pretty successful at this right up until his death from Ewing sarcoma on 16 May 2020, aged 23.
When Sam was eventually diagnosed with Ewing's in July 2018, there were already tumours throughout his body but Sam never shied away from the challenge facing him. Instead he met it with determination, courage, grace and, more often than not, humour. Nor did he let his life be defined by cancer - he continued to live it in his own inimitable style.
Fitzy's Fund - remembering Sam, remembering forgotten cancers
The aim of ‘Fitzy’s Fund’ is to raise awareness of lesser known forgotten cancers – such as sarcomas and bone cancer - which are overlooked, underfunded and under-researched. Money raised will fund much needed research into Ewing sarcoma where current treatments are limited and survival rates for metastatic disease are dismal.
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