StoryCorps: Roger & Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson (aged 13 at time of recording) was diagnosed with leukemia at age 5. The worst part was the spinal taps and not being able to walk. He did not tell other kids that he had leukemia because he thought they would think it was contagious and not have anything to do with him. Roger, his father, credits his faith for helping the family get through this. While having leukemia Sam did not think about it all the time except when he had to stay in the hospital for treatments. When he gets sick now his mom and dad worry that it might be a sign of something more. Sam enjoyed his trip to Disneyland from the Make a Wish Foundation, and looks forward to being 10-years cancer free.

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