Survivor's "loved ones visits" are always an emotional time but during this Wednesday's episode, Adam's visit from his brother was especially tearful. At the time of filming, Adam's mother had stage four lung cancer and Adam was desperately hoping for more information from his brother. Though he had the power to steal other contestants' rewards he opted to not use his power. He did not win the challenge but his goodwill was paid back by the winner, Jay. In a tearful exchange, Adam's brother, Evan, relayed his mother's health.
Sadly, Adam's mother, Susie, passed away two days after the season of Survivor finished filming.
Since his mother's passing Adam created a crowdfunding page, The #Livelikesusie Memorial Fund, to honor his mother by raising money for lung cancer research.