Friday Dec 03 2010 comments Holiday spirits lifted By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Donald Sampson cheerfully talks with certified nurse Linda Fuhrman, left, and registered nurse Phyllis Gehrts as they sign his Christmas ornaments Thursday. Donald Sampson is proud to show his collection of signed Christmas ornaments and plans on decorating his tree once he returns home. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital patient, Donald Sampson, of Auburn, proudly shows off a Christmas ornament Thursday signed by his grandson Mike McCoy, former football star at Colfax High and University of Nevada, Reno. Donald was administered to the hospital on Thanksgiving Day due to congestive heart failure. With hopes of lifting his spirits, family and friends brought in a basket of Christmas ornaments for others to sign and write get well messages on.