On behalf of The Sam Robb Memorial Fund, we would like to share some exciting news announced by the Robb family before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Good health is a norm for children. We never worried about the health of our children. After receiving Sam’s diagnosis, good health had a new meaning. Entering the world of childhood cancer, you become so grateful to medical staff who care for your child, especially the doctors.
Sam had a special relationship with his doctors, especially Dr. George. His doctors became his “Super Stars.” He understood how important the doctors and nurses were to his treatment. We were grateful to have resources of The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which provided our family hope.
Because Sam’s relationship with Dr. George, it was fitting to support future doctors. We know the importance of having doctors who dedicate their lives to children battling cancer. The Research Fellowship program is the start of a young doctor’s work toward a cure for childhood cancers.
This holiday season, we have especially good news to share. Thanks to your support, we are able to provide funding for a fourth Research Fellow in Pediatric Oncology at Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Services of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine in Sam’s name. We are honored to introduce the new Sam Robb Fellow: Dr. James Felker.
Dr. Felker currently focuses on Medulloblastoma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor in children, and his wife is a Pediatric Cardiologist Fellow who is interested in researching the long term effects of chemotherapy on the heart. Both are fully dedicated to helping children and we are honored to support Dr. Felker as the fourth Sam Robb Fellow.
We are grateful to be able to perpetuate Sam’s memory through the Research Fellowship program. Happy Holidays!
Sam, Annamarie, Liz, Caroline and Katherine