The Fall of Sam Poueu: What Happened?

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On September 3, Sam Poueu was rushed to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a dangerous fall. But what actually happened to the former Biggest Loser contestant was a mystery.

Until now.

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Poueu's family has released a statement to People that says the accident took place at a birthday celebration in San Francisco. The former reality star was stuck on a rooftop after a door locked behind him and...

He "attempted to climb down the fire escape ladder to drop down into the fourth floor balcony and slipped. The San Francisco Fire Department responded within minutes thanks to a neighbor's immediate call."

Poueu, who is engaged to another former Biggest Loser contestant, Stephanie Anderson, has undergone three surgeries so far and is on "the healing mend," his family says, adding a thank-you to fans, along with the following note:

"He still has a long road ahead and is already a true testament to the power of prayer. Our faith remains that God will heal him completely according to His will. We are thankful for the miracles we have already witnessed in his recovery and are thankful for the dedicated medical personnel attending to him."

Follow this link to donate to Sam's recovery.

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Sam,
I know you might not read this but if you do i would like to let you know that you are an incredible person and that you are a huge insperation. I was devestated when i read this and hope for the best recovery possible. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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Today I just saw the recording from the thanksgiving show and so sad to learn what happen to Sam! I watch the whole season when u and ur cousin competed and just want to let u know that u were such of inspiration to me! I have no doubt that u will get through this! My prayers are with u!

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Sam, my husband and I loved you and your cousin on biggest loser. We really hope you get better! I even cried when you left the show. Haha. You are a huge inspiration and I know this is just one more hurtle you have to jump. Lots of love and prayers!

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Sam,
When I watched you season on The Biggest Loser you were a huge inspiration to me. The strength, drive and ambition you had has motivated me. But my prayers and best wishes are with you, Stephanie, family and friends. I know you will give it all you got and make a full recovery. Never give up because I know you are not a quitter.

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Dear Sam, I watched biggest Loser when you were on it and I was SUPER proud of you and all you had accomplished.And you are a strong man and I believe that you will recover fully and live a WONDERFUL life with Miss Stephanie.So get better soon sam!! LOVE A BIG FAN FROM MICHIGAN!:)

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Just watched my Tivo recording of The Biggest Loser and so sorry to learn of Sam's accident. I wish him a quick and complete recovery!
Read about "A Cat Named Zooby", and, "The Big Life of a Little Man: Michael Dunn Remembered". (Google them!)

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I wish the very best for Sam. I only heard about this on the biggest loser show the other day. Sams family home is only a 1/2 hour drive from mine and I always wanted him to do well. Some wonderful people come from Santa Rosa and the community are all behind you Sam. Get well soon.

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Sam and Stephanie my thoughts and prairs are with you in this time. You both have shown to be very strong you will get through it and be stronger for it. Love you both for the insparation you have givin for me.

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Sam, Just heard on the Thanksgiving show about your accident. You are a courageous individual and you will get through this. You are in my thoughts!!! Regards, Rhonda

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Sam You are a big fan in the Fitgerald's home you are i our prayers. Karen Fitzgerald fron New Carlisli, IN