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Superheroes For Sam: A Photo Project

**Send your support directly to Sam: Sam Sommer, E571,  Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin,  P.O. Box 1997,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997**

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: Actue 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 and his family at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Help us show Sam how many people are on his team, so he can feel as strong as Superman, as fearless as Daredevil, and as hopeful as a Blue Lantern. Here are a few options how you can help:
  1. Put on your favorite superhero shirt or superhero costume.
  2. Take a picture.
  4. Put it in an envelope and mail it to:
Sam Sommer, E571
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 1997
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997
**Your letters of encouragement and superhero drawings are welcome as well!
  1. Put on your favorite superhero shirt or superhero costume.
  2. Take a picture.
  3. Email the photo to comicshop@thecomicbookshop.com and we will print it out and send it for you!  **We’re getting so many responses we’re going to send multiple packages!  As long as we get pics and drawings we will send support to Sam and his family. Thank you!**


  1. Put on your favorite superhero shirt or superhero costume.
  2. Come in to The Comic Book Shop.
  3. Pose for a photo.
  4. We will print it out and send it for you!All the pictures and drawings will be hung up in Sam’s hospital room…
    Team Superman Sam

There is something else you can do to help: Send positive energy by visualizing Sam whole. Imagine this silly, sweet, cheeky, fighting kid healed and playing at home.  Imagine him graduating from college, getting married, having kids of his own.  Imagine him living a long, happy, healthy life.  Hold that image in your minds and in your hearts and in your souls.  And pray that it will come to be.

Sarah and Titus show their support!


25 Comments on “Superheroes For Sam: A Photo Project”

  1. Richard says:

    Sam the power of the Lady of Luck shall be with you and help you through this.

  2. Mr. Freeze says:

    Email Sent from Mr. Freeze. super Villains hate illness too!! 🙂

  3. We Avengers shall reply shortly.
    Stay Tuned.
    -Deadpool, Arizona Avengers (AzA) and East Coast Avengers (ECA).
    Yes, seriously.

  4. You guys Rock!
    Thinking of Sam from the Tardis..

  5. Reblogged this on mchelsmusings and commented:
    Come on my Friends, YOU can do this!!
    by the numbers, we geeks have this!! 😀 Now go pose & please send it to Sam!! Thank you, Hugs!!

  6. We East Coast Avengers have just sent about 75 pics of our Teammates to you for Super Sam !!
    The Arizona Avengers and West Coast Avengers should be following suit shortly !!

    We shall watch with Interest, and send All Good JuJu his way !!!
    -Deadpool, AzA/ECA, CO.

  7. Sam, I want you to know you are a true CancerSuperHero!!!! CancerGirl and her Canine SicdeKick will be up in New Jersey delivering HAPPINESS and HATS to other CancerSuperHeroes in AUgust… we would LOVE to come pay you a visit!! SuperDog loves meeting other CancerSuperHeroes and she loves the little ones the best!!!! Look me up on Facebook and we will chat little man!! Know that CancerGirl and SuperDog are with you in your fight!!!!

  8. theelectriccane says:

    Reblogged this on Theelectriccane's Blog.

  9. Adam says:

    We have a 15 SUPERHERO Battle Royale Shoot in Orlando on July 21/22. From this we will be sending a HUGE Battle Scene for Sam 🙂 –

  10. Jay says:

    Be strong, Sam. May the heroes you love give you strength.

  11. Patrick Jacobs says:

    Get Well, Sam! We sent you a couple of our favorite comic pictures via the Comic Shop. All our best to you bud!

    Patrick & Brittany

  12. ainiguez says:

    Hey guys, The artist Adam Hughes tweeted about Sam and linked your page, I’m a father of 5 and this hit me pretty hard. I doodled something for Sam (I’m an artist) and was wondering if I could mail it off to him thru you guys? Or should I mail it directly to the hospital? Anyway let me know, I’m happy to e-mail the doodle if you’d like. Thanks for your time on this.


  13. Superboy says:

    Stay strong sam we all support you know matter what

  14. If it’s after the deadline, can we still send in our photos? I have prints for Power Girl, Lady Booster Gold, Lady Blue Beetle, Lady Flash, and Red Sonja I’d love to send your way.

  15. Soundwave says:

    Dear Sam, both autobots and decepticons hate being sick too… pictures soon.

  16. Keep your head up and hang in there, Sam. Hope you get better. There are a lot of people giving you nothing but love and support, and I am one of them. The best advice I an give you is just listen to the doctors and do what they say. They are the best at what they do. Love & Many Blessings 2 You and Your Family.

    Sincerely, Bryan.

  17. Dimitrios says:

    Sent my pics I wish the best for you and be strong Sam, Strong mind equals a strong body! All the best 🙂

  18. Is this still going on? Can we still send stuff to Sam? I’d like to know, our Sci-Fy Guild at my college wants to participate and I also have a box full of stuff to send to him. I just need to know if the address above is correct, and if not, get the right one.

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