A lasting legacy

sam olympic torch 2For  many people, the name Sam White conjures up one image in particular – summer 2012 and the Olympic torch borne aloft through the streets of Newark by someone wearing the biggest smile you’ve ever seen…

Diagnosed with a grade 4 cancerous brain tumour in March 2009, when he was just 12 years old, Sam was an amazing young man who touched the hearts and lives of everyone he met with that fabulous smile.

On Saturday, the Girls Around Town will be talking to Sam’s mother Pam White, who will share the story of how he overcame the devastating effects of a massive bleed on his brain when the tumour imploded.

How, during his long journey to recovery, he took on another challenge, to raise awareness of brain tumours in children and young people.

sam-white-legacy (1)And how, after he sadly died peacefully as a result of an infection in September 2013, Sam’s legacy lives on…

Join June and Sue (Tina‘s taking a break this weekend) on 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 1pm…


2 thoughts on “A lasting legacy

  1. We were listening today and you cannot help but be inspired when hearing Sam White’s story and the changes he succeeded in creating …. May we all have the smile and the strength to make our world better for others 🙂


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