COW supports Superman Sam

COW supports Superman Sam

COW, Community Outreach at West, latest service project included sending cards to 7-year-old Sam Sommer the week of Oct. 14.

Sommer is a Milwaukee boy battling acute myeloid leukemia. His parents set up a website for people to learn more about his situation.  In addition, they asked for people to send Sommer support through cards.

The COW Executive Board posted a manilla envelope on bulletin board on the third floor breezeway requesting support. They asked students to place a picture of themselves with anything Superman related along with a message to Sommer’s in the envelope.  In return, students could earn a maximum of two service hours for their support.

“I am really glad so many people took the time to actually make a card and tell Sam how strong he is. I think he is a very brave boy and we all hope he gets better,” sophomore COW officer Mahnoor Malik said.

The West High Faculty dressed up as Action characters during Homecoming week and sent Sommer’s cards.  The COW Executive Board members liked the idea and took it to its members.

“I wanted to make a card for Superman Sam because I think even a small gesture will help his spirit and it is important for kids like him to know that people care about them,” sophomore Clara Sun said.

The COW Executive Board has extended the deadline to Friday, Oct. 25 and encourage all students to contribute a card or message of encouragement.