WE ARE SAM'S SUPPORTERS!!!!! The Casino at Lakemont and DEVIATION by Design Band has partnered to help this family raise much needed funds for mounting medical expenses. The benefit takes place on Saturday, July 16, 2022. $10 admission plus raffle tickets, auction items, concession stand and bar sales will go directly to the family. Doors open at 6pm with the band performing from 7-10pm.
Eleven year old Samuel "Sam" Houtz was diagnosed with B-All Leukemia in February 2020. The family was faced with challenging treatment schedules complicated by the world wide pandemic. His treatment went well without complications until February of 2022 when they learned Sam relapsed and then the Leukemia quickly progressed to a more aggressive form. His treatment is now more intense with extensive hospital stays. His Mother continues to home school all three boys, while his father took a leave of absence from his employer because of Sam's treatments at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. As of this writing, they are hoping the bone marrow transplant will be his cure.