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Time to rally for Samantha Hall, Super Bowl style.

POSTED February 01, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: The Super Bowl will be in the rear view mirror, as will that funky groundhog out in Pennsylvania who will tell us that the weather still stinks.

An event for a young Torrington girl who has been battling with two terribly weak kidney’s will take place and here’s hoping we treat this with the same urgency we did when planning our pre-game, in-game and post-game feasts that will have left most with bad stomach conditions come Monday morning.

In our dealings with fundraising events, we have run and attended many successful ones, they present an opportunity for people to do something tangible for someone else.

I truly believe that most people, given the chance, will jump at the chance at trying to make a difference they can see.

This past week, 10-year old Samantha started dialysis training with her father Dan and several family members who will be helping her administer the treatments at home.

Sam remains in good spirits despite what is going on with her kidney’s, goes to school when she can and tries to do what kids her age do.

It is however, crunch time. The two-minute warning.

Football has been front and center this week in New York with the focus being on the matchup between the Broncos and Seahawks.

Let’s make this coming week all about the battle Samantha is having against two kidneys who are not making the cut and need to be replaced.

Below is the information on an immediate way you can get down in the trenches with Sam as she looks to win more than a game, but at life.       

The Connecticut Diesels are holding a “Touch a Truck” style fundraiser for Samantha Hall.

When: Sunday, February 9 at 11am
Where: Sons of Italy 34 Center Street, Torrington.

Admission is free and donations are greatly appreciated. Proceeds will benefit Sam and any expenses related to her condition.

A pasta lunch will be served at 12:30 and a raffle will be called at 2:30.

Volunteers are currently being sought for: food service, set up, clean up and serving. Raffle prizes are also being collected. 
For more information or to help, contact: James Doyle, 860-605-4958.

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