Sam's Wish

"to help All the Kids."

Why research matters

“Mommy, why do I have cancer?” “Will I beat it?” “Will I meet God?” — These are all questions a parent is faced with answering when their child is fighting cancer. As a parent, watching your child fight this monster of a disease is the worst experience imaginable. But what is worse is knowing that the treatments they are receiving are 20-30 years old and is simply diluted adult treatments. We need a cure. We need treatment designed for kids. The most recent drugs that were approved by the FDA were funded by private foundations who are determined to right this wrong. We are here to help in the fight, to help fund the gap for All the Kids.

Why research?

  • A child shouldn’t even know cancer is a bad word. Yet 1 in every 285 children will be diagnosed by the time they are 20.
  • Each day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer, and 7 die from the disease.
  • Only 4% of all federal funding is allocated for pediatrics, and that simply is not enough.
  • Our kids are our future; they are the best of us. They deserve better.

Assisting pediatrics research

The Super Sam Foundation raises awareness to the need for funding, and it starts right here. We support pediatric research funding in the area of soft tissue sarcoma. Sam had Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of a soft tissue sarcoma.  Our funding will be centered around this. Rhabdomyosarcoma is rare in childhood cancer and receives very little of an already insufficient amount of funding.  I promised Sam we would do everything we can. To lose a child is unbearable, and knowing that he was only seen as being worth 4% is UNACCEPTABLE! Every child is worth more than 4%! They are our future. They are the ones who will find a cure, but we MUST give them the chance at their future!

How can you help?

  • Be a HERO to kids with cancer… let’s show them they are worth more than 4%!

"Our Kids Deserve Better. They are our future – the best of us." — Sam's Mom

Help us reach our goal

The Super Sam Foundation has a goal to fund at least one research grant each year. The rest of the funds we raise will go to support the children we refer to as Heroes in the Fight by providing Super Sam Comfort Packs. To the Families in the Fight, we will send Ava’s Avengers Sibling Support Packs and Super Caregiver Support Packs. These comforting and practical gifts are already being used to “help All the Kids.”

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. "

Philippians 4:13