SAM in California
As you can imagine, California was a big state for us. We had Donor Jams up and down the coast, got to drive down almost all of the beautiful (and slight nauseating) Highway 1, and one of us turned 25 (HBD Taylor!). We even swabbed at a pool party! How Cali is THAT?! Here are a few highlights!
CALIFORNIA! We've been on the road for almost 250 days and we've probably talked about what it would feel like to drive into the Golden State at least 245 times. Check out what we've got lined up for our 42nd state. And if you have connections at any of these universities, please let us know! 9/29 Castlight Health Headquarters 9/30 Dropbox HQ 10/1 Peek HQ 10/2 Stanford (Tentative) 10/6 San Jose State 10/8 USCB 10/8 Movember HQ 10/9 The Giving Keys HQ 10/13 Ventura Community College w/ @theyoungandbrave 10/14 UCLA 10/15 UCSD 10/16 San Diego State
This spitfire is Taylor Shorten and it's her 25th birthday today! Taylor is our best friend and one heck of a pal to us. She's been with us since the beginning and she's worked so hard to make SAM what it is today. She often gets asked "Oh are you Sam and Alex's little buddy?" or "Did you just join them for the week?" No sir! Taylor is an integral part of the SAM Team and we wouldn't be where we are without her insane energy and determination to find matches for patients with blood cancer. We're constantly astounded at how she gave up a year and a half of her life to dedicate to this crazy mission. We love you, Tayles! Go on wit cha bad self! – ❤️ Sam and Alex @tshorten1