Students at Palmetto Middle School showed support for their classmate, Samuel Leroy, recently by forming a heart shaped visual (as seen by drone from above) on the football field. Leroy has experienced a rare medical complication called Plastic Bronchitis recently and is currently receiving treatment at MUSC in Charleston. A “Go Fund Me” account has been started to help offset some of the medical expenses. “Go Fund Me” link for Samuel Leroy
Thirteen year old Samuel Leroy was born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastice Left Heart Syndrome and has had many open heart surgeries in his short life. On October 2, he woke up and told his mom he did not feel very well. He was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a rare complication called Plastic Bronchitis that resulted from his many open heart surgeries
Because of this, his oxygen saturations have been very low all week and he has expelled many “casts” from his lungs.
According to his aunt Carol Brooks, doctors decided to perform surgery to clean his lungs out. While in surgery he coded and took a turn for the worse and was flown by jet to MUSC in Charleston.
Last week classmates at Palmetto Middle School showed support for Leroy by forming a heart shaped (march) on the football field which was captured by drone photograph.
Brooks said the very best scenario leaves his mom (Brooks’ sister) and Sammy in Charleston for four to six months.
A Go Fund Me fundraiser has been started to help offset some of the cost. So far the fund has $1,175 with a $5000 goal which has been raised by nineteen people over the last twelve days.