Sam Davis is a happy and outgoing 9-year-old boy. He’s also extremely brave.
“I prick myself in my finger ten times or more a day and I have to take four shots before every meal,” said Sam.
Three years ago, Sam was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
“It’s a disease in your body that your body can’t make insulin so you need to give your body insulin,” said Sam.
The American Diabetes Association says about one in every four hundred children and adolescents has diabetes. The diagnosis shocked his parents, but they wasted no time getting involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and brainstorming ways to help find a cure.
“We just wanted to see what else we could do,” said Sam’s father Chris Davis. “We decided to do a golf tournament.”
Sam’s Search 4 a Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. One of their biggest fundraisers is the Eli Daniel Swing to Cure Sam Golf Tournament, now in it’s third year. The first year the tournament had a field of one hundred and twenty players, and the second it was completely full. This year people lined up to help.
“This tournament sold out in eighteen days which we’re really proud of,” said Chris. “This is our third year to do this golf tournament.”
“Next year the plan is sell it out in forty six seconds like Garth Brooks,” said Chris Lawson, CEO of Eli Daniel Group.
Proceeds from the tournament go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and treatment for Sam. It’s clear Sam’s bright personality helps everyone at the tournament remember to always keep a smile on their face and have fun while raising awareness for this disease.
“I think it’s really awesome that everyone is hear to support people with diabetes,” said Sam.
For such a small boy, Sam has a big heart. He’s already spread his love to so many around him, and he hopes his tournament is just the start of helping the over two hundred thousand children in America with diabetes.
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