• Sam Barham

    blood cancer , blood cancer


    A lifetime coach and educator, Sam Barham has influenced countless youths throughout his career, encouraging them to overcome obstacles, to work at difficult tasks and to never give up on goals. Those life lessons imparted to others prepared him for his greatest challenge – being diagnosed with leukemia in October of 2016.

  • Elizabeth Shiple

    blood cancer


    Family is the most important thing in the world to Elizabeth Shiple. It’s why she moved from her native Colombia to New Orleans in 2001. It why – when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2015 – her brother didn’t hesitate to volunteer and donate his stem cells for transplantation.