Muscular Dystrophy, A Huge Smile and a Short But Great Story
Sam Osborn's great story began not only at birth, but again when he was diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy at a very young age.
Despite the diagnosis, Sam and his family refused to let the disease hold them back. They were determined to elevate Sam's Story despite the challenges- and that they did!
Wanting to give back and help other families affected by the disease, they started fundraising for MDA when Sam was just five.
Their first event was a block party on their street, complete with games and food, which raised an impressive $20,000.
They continued this tradition for eight years, with the event growing larger and more successful.
As Sam grew older, he made the decision to switch things up and host a yearly golf tournament fundraiser instead.
The 2022 Golf Tournament was especially meaningful for the family, as it was the first one without Sam in attendance but present in spirit.
The sold out event raised $256,000 for a total of $531,000 to date.
The outpouring of support from the community is a testament to Sam's impact on those around him.
LIVE A GREAT STORY founder Zach Horvath attended the golf tournament and spent time with Sam's mom Nikki and the whole 'Osborn extended family' celebrating Sam's GREAT STORY.
The Osborn Family remains committed to giving back and making a difference.
They plan to continue hosting "The Sam Osborn Memorial Golf Tournament" to celebrate Sam's life and continue contributing to MDA fundraising.
LIVE A GREAT STORY feels honored to partner with them in order to amplify the impact of SAM's GREAT STORY!
17 years with Sam was not long enough....but his legacy lives on!
May Sam's GREAT STORY continue to inspire us all as we seek to find beauty and victory despite our daily challenges.
Sam's mom Nikki says it best. May you be elevated by her comments in this podcast: