Sam White The Miracle Man
Sam White: A man known to many as someone with an intense passion for his car, snowboarding, and life. Mid July 2011, Sam got into a major car accident almost two weeks after losing a close friend. His car caught on fire while it was upside down in a wooded area. Sam was trapped in the driver's seat, however mysteriously he was able to make it out. Sam had to be resuscitated in the ambulance and was life flighted to U of M hospital. Sam suffered 3rd degree burns to 80% of his body, a condition that doctors in burn units will tell you is usually fatal. Call it determination, call it will power, but Sam's dad calls it a MIRACLE. Sam Sr. stated a doctor even commented it was not anything the doctors did; why Sam's body is responding to the skin grafts and recovery so quickly.
Miracle one. . . Sam actually made it out of the vehicle. For those that saw the scene of the accident can attest to that.
Miracle two. . . Sam was resuscitated; it was later told to the family, his body responded so well because Sam was so physically fit.
The proclamation of life was a gift Sam was not going to take lightly. He was ready and willing to fight to survive. Sam underwent countless surgeries of skin grafts. Fortunately the skin on his thighs did not get touched by the flames, leaving enough area for skin grafts to cover larger areas of his body.
The doctors expected Sam to be in the hospital at least 6 months before he could go home. It took Sam about 3 1/2 months to be released to go home; Miracle 3.
Psalm 30:2 (NIV) "O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."
_Sam's next goal and his motivation for a quick recovery; Snowboarding! Can't wait to see you on the slopes!
Mark 9:23 (KJ) "Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes."
In the two hours that I spent with Sam he was so willing to share his story, his experience with great detail. I loved to see the real smiles and the sense of humor he is able to maintain throughout this experience. Thank you for sharing this part of your life. I am honored to be able to record and share your progress. Look forward to capturing more of your triumphs and miracles as God works in your life! Keep on SMILING!
To family and friends; Surround him with your love and keep him lifted up in prayer, every little bit helps.
Stay tuned for more blogs on Sam's progress.
1/26/2012 01:20:46 pm
We look forward to the milestones and goals that Sam will undoubtedly accomplish in his life. He is a fighter and God has worked a Miracle!
1/26/2012 02:07:49 pm
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1/26/2012 05:33:30 pm
AMEN AMEN AMEN... Thank you God. Sammy the young man with the great smile! Truly an amazing handsome, compassionate, loving, STRONG young man with a big heart who has touched and is loved, by so many people, we are all so proud of him! God will continue to bless Sammy. Love and continued prayers through this amazing journey. Thank you April for sharing ~
1/27/2012 12:12:52 am
Such an amazing story. Thank you both for sharing, and thank you Sam for allowing us in to even just a glimpse of your journey. I'm sure I speak for many, but I can't wait to watch as you achieve more and more.
Judy Robinette (Gramma Judy)
1/27/2012 05:02:08 am
This is so amazing Sam!! you are & will continue to an inspiration to us all & will continue to lift you up in prayer to our Great God who shows us greta & mighty things that we do not know faithfully for His Glory!! keep the faith & believing!!
1/27/2012 10:46:31 am
This brought tears and warmth to my heart because I am sooooo proud of Sam Thank you for this it was beautifully done April we will never forget the day you came into our lives
1/27/2012 11:15:35 am
Sammy...it's so good to see that smile again. The miracle is you..the strenth and determenation you have is amazing! You love life, and even tho it may be going in a different direction than you orginally planned, I know you will acheive anything you set out to do. Love the snowboard pic. That's you. Keep smiling!!
1/27/2012 12:21:58 pm
Very well done, and this is a determined young man. I have the pleasure to know Sam Sr and Ronda, and you are both a big part of what Sammy is today. You look great Sam, keep on keeping :)
joanne Paschal Smith
1/28/2012 07:19:12 am
Shirley Dean, I hope that I am replying to my sister Shirley White Newman. I am so pleased to see the pictures and read the wonderful article about Sammy, by April Scott. My eyes are filled with tears. Little Sammy looks like he always did, he indeed will be our miracle young man. reply to paschaljo@ verizon.net
1/27/2012 01:06:12 pm
I never for a moment doubted the strength that you have inside you to be returned to your family and friends! You are such an amazing young man, and I am thrilled to see that your desire and strength to return to the things you love is just a small step away! You are a beautiful young man inside and out!
Great aunt Joanne Paschal Smith
1/28/2012 07:11:16 am
Sammy Jr. and Samuel White, Sr
1/28/2012 09:16:04 am
Wow! Sam Jr - You are looking good my dear cousin! You are a miracle and an inspiration. All the best - Love Cousin Cynthia
shirley white newman
1/28/2012 12:13:13 pm
Yes Sammy you are our miracle ! God has blessed our prayers were and still are being answered. God has a plan for you and Nana knows you will full fill it.
1/29/2012 03:41:39 am
1/29/2012 10:09:40 am
Sammy, you are such an amazing young man with so much strength and determination. Continue your path of healing as others continually pray for your recovery. When those days are hard don't forget today, tomorrow and forever all the prayers being said for you. Keep up the great job!!
Joe, Maureen, Taylor and Kelsy Hunter
1/30/2012 10:15:16 am
wow love this website. We are so thankful that Sammy is doing so well. Sammy has always been an amazing, kind person with a big heart since he has been a little boy. His determination and strength will serve him well as he continues to prepare for his future. We love you so much Sammy. God Bless, The Southern Shore Hunter Gang
Kathy, Kevin, Jessica, Emily & Autumn Jenness
2/5/2012 03:07:18 pm
2/6/2012 04:23:34 pm
Sammy, you are indeed a miracle. When I saw the pictures of you with that great big smile......I so thought of you in our First Grade Class. You are an inspiration to many. I thank God for your life and I know HE has great plans for you. Keep up the super work. I am sure you are aware of the many prayers being said for you throughout the months. ....rest assured they will continue. love you Sammy, Mrs. Halverson (Sheryl)
2/11/2012 03:31:06 am
Im soo proud of you bro you never gave up and youve always had that fight in you keep up the amazing work love ya bro
2/29/2012 09:11:36 pm
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2/29/2012 10:59:05 pm
Wow! Thank you albert.ray87.
9/24/2012 12:45:35 pm
Enormous information in one blog post, I just love it. I must appreciate and mention that you completely know how to keep connected reader to blog post even if it is little long. Very good job.
2/6/2018 04:21:45 pm
I met you after the accident and you truly a inspiration.
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