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‘Super Sam’ Campaign Hits Hyperspace!

Five-year-old “Super Sam” forsook his superhero cape and instead showed up as an astronaut at this morning’s fundraiser at Dutch Bros. Coffee. And that might be appropriate, because thanks to a rocket-boost of benevolence from Yakima’s Dutch Bros. Coffee, The Bull’s fundraising campaign for Children’s Village and the Children’s Miracle Network is really taking off now.

Starting with a fresh batch of cupcakes from “Linda the Cakemaker,” (that alone netted $770), the fundraising push got a jolt from Dutch Bros., which is donating all of Friday’s Yakima proceeds to the cause.

Dutch Bros. manager Bethany Hashek thinks the take could even be enough to carry the campaign over its $5,000 goal. (More on that next week, when they get everything counted up.)

It’s all on behalf of “Super Sam” Wilkinson’s family, which wants to pay it forward to Children’s Village and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Before he was even born, Sam was diagnosed with a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia, which causes bones not to grow as they should. After a premature birth, Sam wound up in Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where he grew stronger.

He’s still small for his age, but trust us: Sam is one active, social, happy boy.

Click here for more of his story — and to find out what you can do to help out with the campaign.

 

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