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Buckeye boy, Sammy Puma, loses ability to speak and walk after cancer surgery

A Buckeye boy is in the fight of his young life against cancer.

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“You come in for tummy trouble for vomiting, and it turns out that you had to have brain surgery,” said Kristin Puma, Sammy’s mother.

His family and doctors don’t know when Sammy will regain those abilities.

“We’re not really sure what he knows and sees and what all emotions he’s feeling,” Puma said.

“Even though my son is suffering, he’s smiling, and he laughs, and we’re able to have those moments with him,” Puma said.

The family faces a lot of question marks in life right now: not knowing what insurance will and won’t cover, how they’ll pay for childcare for their 19-month-old son while they’re caring for Sammy and when Sammy will regain his abilities.

“I’m just trusting that God will see us through, that our community will see us through, and that every time a need arises, that it will be met,” Puma said. We’re not going to lose it,” Puma said through tears.


The family has been documenting Sammy’s journey in an online blog.


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