Sam is a fiesty, funny, beautiful spirited boy. He has had to deal with so many insults to his little body in his seven years, but still keeps smiling. Literally anyone who has met Sam instantly falls in love. Nurses in the hospital say he is the cutest child ever – and I think they mean it!

He loves to sing and tell jokes and stories. He loves cars, trains, slapstick humor, and most of all, his cat Trixie. Mom runs a close second.

Samuel Nicholas Pollard, the miracle baby, was named after his big brother who passed away in 1999. He has beaten stage IV cancer against all odds, and he continues to be a miracle now!


We’re asking you to be part of our Giving Circle by donating $10 or more a month using the donation form below. Your monthly gift will help maintain a constant means of support for research funding. The advancements we have made and are making can be attributed to the families and friends like you who generously support our mission to find life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T. Every dollar raised is a dollar filled with hope.

Our Giving Circle donors will receive:

  • A listing here on our Giving Circle webpage
  • Special updates
  • A yearly tax receipt
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your dollars are hard at work


Imagine a disease that combines the worst symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer. Children with A-T are usually confined to wheelchairs by age 10 and often do not survive their teens. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.

Our current monthly donors:

Nancy Nelson and John Stevenson