Sam passed away Wednesday morning after battling brain cancer for several years. He started the Sam Strong: Search for the Cure Foundation, which raised over $200,000 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
"Here's a man," said Father Alex Zenthoefer, "who had no use of his legs. He could barely use his arms. He had one good eye. And yet, he could raise over $200,000 for children for pediatric cancer. So, Sam is just a witness of using what we've been giving for the good of others."
Several friends and family members took to the podium to share their fondest memories of Sam's life.