Sam is a lucky, blessed, and grateful heart recipient, who received the ultimate #giftoflife on April 20th, 2015, from his #donorhero. He was transplanted at the
University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
Sam’s mission is it pay it forward to the organ transplantation and donor communities. He works closely with the two Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in the greater Washington DC/Maryland areas. As a #Donatelife Ambassador for The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Washington Regional Transplant Community, Sam raises awareness for Organ, Eye, Tissue & living Donation.
Sam continues to honor his donor and donor family through his work in the community including; service as a UNOS Ambassador and, as an active member of several transplant related support groups at various hospitals. He is also currently serving as a Director on the National Board of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization).
Sam is committed to making the most of the #giftoflife he has received – he cherishes every moment he gets to spend with his wife, Viji and two daughters, Anika and Maya. He also very much enjoys cooking, driving, traveling and hanging out with his four-legged son, Jay (a Chihuahua/Jack Russell rescue dog)