Sammi-Jo was born a seemingly healthy baby, but right from the start something just wasn’t right, with many visits to the emergency room for flu-like symptoms. At 33 months old, Sammi-Jo was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Sammi-Jo is required to do chest physiotherapy every day before and after school, along with taking her medication.
Sammi-Jo loves to go on road trips with her family. She is very close with her 9-year-old brother, Morgan, who is her best friend. They miss each other greatly when Sammi-Jo is admitted to the hospital.
Sammi-Jo is shy at first, but has a sweet and gentle personality. She always has a smile and says she’s okay, even on the days she is not feeling well. Sammi-Jo is a very strong girl.