Sam Sommer is six years old and has acute myeloid luekemia. AML is rare in children his age but it is curable. Sam is, as of this writing, undergoing treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
At the Superman Sam site, a blog about the progress of Sam’s treatment, his mother has put out the call for people to mail Sam pictures of themselves wearing their favorite superhero t-shirt, a photo-project she calls Superheroes of Sam. Each picture will be hung on the wall of Sam’s hospital room, as part of Team Superman Sam, to show him how many people around the world are supporting him.
If you want to participate, print a photo of yourself and mail it to:
Sam Sommer, E582
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 1997
Milwauke, Wisconsin 53201-1997
For my part, along with the picture, I sent Sam a few old issues of Superman and a disc containing 170+ episodes of the classic Adventures of Superman radio show.
Superheroes for Sam is awesome in its simplicity. To change the world, we do not need great, sweeping actions. The tiniest thing helps. We can better this place one family at a time. And it will take you no more time than taking a photo of yourself, printing it out and putting it in the post! And it will cost you no more than $0.45!
This is just not for Sam but for his family as well. His family may feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders, but we can show them that the world is actually behind them and supporting them through this difficult time.