We’d like to introduce you to Sam. We’ve never met Sam, but he is our hero.
Sam is six years old, loves turtles, hates mint, and has recently been diagnosed with cancer: Acture meyloid lukemia. He and his family have a long, tough fight ahead as they face weeks at the hospital, pain from cancer, pain from treatment, and physical and emotional exhaustion. His family has set up a blog, Superman Sam, to report on his progress and share his adventures with his nurses and new friends in the Hematology/Oncology/Transplant ward.
As a story lover and six year-old boy, Sam loves superheroes. As a six year-old, Sam doesn’t yet grasp the enormity of the world or the healing power we all have and can share with each other. Sam’s parents have created Superheroes for Sam: A Photo Project to help him find the strength he needs and understand how many people care about him.
Sam Sommer, E571Children’s Hospital of WisconsinP.O. Box 1997Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997