8 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours, and 31 minutes…

8 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours, and 31 minutes…

is not enough time to live. It was not enough time to mother him. It will never be enough.

Samuel Alexander Jeffers exhaled his last exhale at 6:31 this morning at his home in Grover Beach.

Sam was diagnosed with brain cancer exactly 1 year and 1 month ago. 13 months later his fight is over, but ours has just begun. His journey in this life is complete-way too short, but complete. I have half a lifetime to comprehend and mother him as best I can from here.

  • mariah
    Posted at 15:24h, 20 October

    My heart breaks for you. We have never met, but we are both mothers. I will hold you in my thoughts and heart dear one! So much love!

  • Jason Binky Melena
    Posted at 16:30h, 20 October

    hi im not sure if you remember me but im jasons mom from cottage hospital peds, jason n sammy would play together when they had chemo on the same day, everytime jason goes in for chemo he would ask for sammy and how he is doing, then we saw you all in the sm times paper and found you on facebook and jason attended the fundraiser he went looking to see you guys n hopefully see sammy, he always kept sammy in his prayers and i know he will be heartbroken to know of sammys passing, he thought of him as a friend even though they just saw each other once in a while he considered him his buddy im am truly sorry for your loss you will be in our hearts and we will pray for you in your time of need.. always bobette melena and jason melena flores

  • Myrna
    Posted at 16:55h, 20 October

    I'm a CBD member who has been following your travails via Lisa Simon's posts on facebook. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please accept my dearest sympathies on this terrible loss.

    Myrna Gale

  • Julie
    Posted at 16:57h, 20 October

    We Remember Them
    -Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

    At the rising of the sun and at its going down
    We remember them.
    At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
    We remember them.
    At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
    We remember them.
    At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
    We remember them.
    At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
    We remember them.
    At the beginning of the year and when it ends
    We remember them.
    As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us as we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength
    We remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart
    We remember them.
    When we have joy we crave to share
    We remember them.
    When we have decisions that are difficult to make
    We remember them.
    When we have achievements that are based on theirs
    We remember them.
    As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us as we remember them.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your Sam with me. He will forever be in my heart.

  • Heather
    Posted at 17:41h, 20 October

    With very heavy hearts we grieve with the Jeffers and Edelson families. There are no words, but the love streams across the miles as we hold you in our love.

    Rabbi Norm and Heather Mendel

  • Sandra Hirase
    Posted at 18:35h, 20 October

    Jeffers/Edelson Family – I am a friend of Sue Medina's and have had updates from her throughout your journey. My heart is breaking for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss and can't imagine your grief. My deep and sincere condolences!

  • Kate
    Posted at 19:34h, 20 October

    I am so sorry for your loss and pain. May you find peace in the days ahead.

  • Lisa Ludington
    Posted at 21:21h, 20 October

    I may not understand but I know people who do. Please visit this website http://www.togetherinhisarm.org/ This organization was formed by someone that understands and offers help in any way they can. Bless you in your time of need.

  • Julie Schwartz
    Posted at 22:47h, 20 October

    May Gd bring you comfort among the mourners of Tzion, and you should know no more sorrow. Deepest sympathies and condolences from Israel.

  • Unknown
    Posted at 04:46h, 21 October

    You touched the lives of so many people that you never knew… and while this is no consolation for you, it is a small thing of beauty amongst the ugly that is pediatric cancer. Each time you think of Sammy it gives his life added length and your life added meaning. Sincerely, Bradley Egel

  • Mandyland
    Posted at 10:05h, 21 October

    I have been following your story through Trisha's updates and your blog. I just want you to know your family is in my heart and my prayers. I have no words that would give comfort but do know there are people out there thinking of you and wishing you peace.

  • Deborah Murphy
    Posted at 08:40h, 23 October

    I am so sorry for your loss. You don't know me (I learned about you from Phyllis' blog), but I hope you know that your wonderful boy Sam and your amazing family have touched my heart. I will not forgot him. Sending my deepest sympathy from New Hampshire.

  • Grace
    Posted at 03:57h, 15 November

    Baruch Dayan Emes. May his memory be a comfort and a blessing to you.

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