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Jul
23
2012

Superhero Sam needs you on his team!

Sing it, Yoda!

Meet Sam.

He doesn't know it yet, but he's our hero.

Sam is six years old. He loves turtles, frogs, and comic books, hates mint and popsicles, and he has acute myeloid leukemia.

Cancer is a horrible thing for anyone, but especially so for a story-loving kid like Sam. He has a close-knit family and extended network of friends helping him through the emotional exhaustion and physical pain that comes along with cancer and it's treatment, but being six, his grasp of the extended community rallying around him is a loose one.

That's why his mother started Superheroes for Sam: A Photo Project. She wants all of us to send Sam pictures of ourselves in superhero t-shirts to show him undisputed proof of the huge online community wishing him strength.

Of course we had to contribute.

Sing it, Yoda!

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Help us show Sam how many people are on his team. He needs to feel the love of the geeky community. We need to show him that he can be as strong as Superman, as resilient as Batman and as brilliant as Professor X.

Here's what you have to do:

Take a photograph of yourself wearing your favorite superhero shirt, holding up your favorite action figure or comic, doing your best Stan Lee hero pose, or just smiling. Print out the picture. Put it in an envelope and mail it to Sam, here:

Sam Sommer, E582
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 1997
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997

Sam's mom will hang our pictures on his wall, and we'll all become a part of team Superhero Sam.

Let's do this.

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Comments

meaningless icon! DONE! I don't have a superhero t-shirt, but I have a Wonder Woman lunch box! :)
Mandelion17 said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! oh think it will have to be the punisher as thats my fav shirt. but we as in me and as many folks as i can rope in, will shirt up and take some pics and send them all the way from devon, uk :)
Wriggley said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Best best wishes. Kisses and hugs from India.
sulfur said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Sam, there's no doubt about it. You'll be leading the largest league of superhero's !!! Sending you good vibration for our fortress of courage!!
Captain Courage said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dude, I just beat stage-4 Esophageal Cancer. You are a Ubermench! Keep up the good work!
BenSchmit said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Please keep us posted about this brave geekling.
justagirl said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Will be getting my friends in on this.
MissGrayson said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Done!! My son is sending his best Spiderman pose to Sam. :D Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Anything for the kiddos!
doulakk said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Took this up the the Prez of my MC & we're gonna do this, this weekend @ the meeting. I'm having to tell all the members where to buy their shirts, hahaha!! <3
Chibbi Neko said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I, Dr. Buckethead, am proud to be on Sam's team.
Ted Wumple said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will be doing this as soon as I get home!
AgrajagXVII said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Time to buy a superhero shirt. Pictures will be sent. Time to blast that leukemia to smithereens!
5boysma said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! as soon as i get home, this will be done. I'll see how many friends i can get to pose with me.
zookeeperLacey said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! My own Superhero Sam had a benign brain tumor removed in January. We have a I true of our family all wearing Batman shirts for him. We will be mailing it in.
googtoyou said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Almost done! I've made him a small drawing to go along the picture, and I'll try to mail them as soon as possible! :D Canadian Batgirl will be part of his superhero team!
Ophexis said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Him, right there! He, and all the other children like him, is why I give to Child's Play.
MBraedley said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! The original blog post was posted on SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 asking you to mail the pictures to the hospital. If you read the blog further, as of TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 Sam was discharged and no longer in the hospital. What do nao?
c0nfus3d1 said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Time to go wash my Ninja Turtles shirt
Ciran said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hate mint too! I find it weird that he/his mom mentioned that when its something I always say about myself! :) I can't wait to send in my picture!
Bibliophile22 said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! @c0nfus3d1 From what I've been able to gather, the hospital is still forwarding on the pictures and gifts to Sam, so it's still the best address to send to!
Raevyn W. said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Well I don't own any super-hero stuff but I DO have a picture of my dog dressed up as Batman, so I guess that will have to do. Max sends lots of hugs and licks and will guard you against all evil!
Caffeine Mouse said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm a friend of Sam's mom. He is out of the hospital now, but will be going back in. This isn't a short term thing. :( So please, keep sending pictures!!!
Tzurriz said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Totally sent some anti-Gravity pics in my batgirl shirt! So easy to do and a wonderful idea! Stay Awesome1
Mary Mary said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey geeks, is there some way we can send the pictures over an email. Because me and my bunch are from Europe, and the postage is a bit out of our pockets at this time.
Gada said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I bought the Tony stark light up shirt and I think I will send in a picture with that on
Scg1997 said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! This kid is my hero I think I'm gonna make a shirt with him on it and send it in good luck buddy I'll be sending you a gift to help pass the time so you can think like a superhero and play like a geek best wishes from a pro gamer soon to be police officer. Lots of love Mr. McCasland
ii emptal ii said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Always looking for a great supergroup to join!
Dr E Roberts said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dr. Fate is on his way!
Dr E Roberts said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! It must be dusty in here... sniff! *This* is a perfect example of why I always check TG first for any geeky needs I may have!
heathere3 said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Stay strong, Samwise the strong of heart!
Foschi said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! bought a superman shirt just for the occasion! pic taken. should be able to print it out tomorrow and send it along. :D
faegirl said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Sam, have the bravery of Captain America, the strength of the Hulk, and, like Superman, always be sweet to your mother. You'll beat this dude, and we are sending a photo your way!
applekid said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! Done and Done Wonder Woman Extravaganza coming your way you handsome little devil you. P.s. I love your disdain for mint. I hate when it ruins the taste of so many other things. Did you know that mint ice cream is supposed to cleanse the pallet (taste buds) in between courses so u can enjoy them? ) This can't be so because everyone I have ever had that is minty ruins the flavor of the next thing instead.
Mooglerockstar said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hope he gets better, Avengers Assemble!
lostxp said this 785 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hope someone has contacted Route 29 Batman about this. A picture of him in his new Batmobile would be just the thing for Superhero Sam!
TheRedbecca said this 784 days ago.
meaningless icon! Just send this little superhero a picture and a bunch of comics. Wishing you the best from Oklahoma!
etoychest said this 784 days ago.
meaningless icon! Captain OAKmerica is on the way!
oakmonster said this 784 days ago.
meaningless icon! He is super
Bronson6 said this 784 days ago.
meaningless icon! We just did out picture. It was reallly fun. Go Sam!
SuperMollie said this 784 days ago.
meaningless icon! It was super hero day at my son's school, so a whole class room of heroes are on the way!
javastarbuck said this 783 days ago.
meaningless icon! Done! I just dropped my photo in the mail for Sam and reposted this on my FB page to encourage others to do the same! Go Sam!
Jennifer30 said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! So my friends over at SmugMug have also decided to send lots of photos and stick it in their blog. Check it at: http://news.smugmug.com/2012/07/27/ideas-we-love-superheroes-for-sam/
Bradford Benn said this 781 days ago.
meaningless icon! Done! Took a picture in my Superman shirt next to the Batman standee at the mall last night :D I absolutely love this idea.
Mikki Joe said this 779 days ago.

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