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 4 lung cancer and 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 the 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, died two days after the season of Survivor finished filming.
Since his mother’s death, Adam created the crowdfunding page #Livelikesusie Memorial Fund to honor his mother by raising money for lung cancer research.
Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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