'Super' Sam supporters light up Court Street

Ava Santhuff, 5, and Sarah Boycherding of Fulton block the wind from blowing out a candle Tuesday during a candlelight prayer vigil for Ava Santhuff’s twin brother, “Super” Sam Santhuff who is battling to — as he has said — “kick cancer’s butt.” About 100 people attended to “light up Court Street” and pray for the young boy and his family, especially his sister who has remained a major source of strength for him. He is being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Anyone interested in supporting “Super” Sam can go to the Facebook page, “SuperSam’s Heroes.”

Ava Santhuff, 5, and Sarah Boycherding of Fulton block the wind from blowing out a candle Tuesday during a candlelight prayer vigil for Ava Santhuff’s twin brother, “Super” Sam Santhuff who is battling to — as he has said — “kick cancer’s butt.” About 100 people attended to “light up Court Street” and pray for the young boy and his family, especially his sister who has remained a major source of strength for him. He is being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Anyone interested in supporting “Super” Sam can go to the Facebook page, “SuperSam’s Heroes.” Photo by Brittany Ruess.

About 100 people gathered on Court Street Tuesday night to pray for 'Super' Sam Santhuff, a five-year-old Fulton boy with cancer.

The crowd worshiped through prayer and song, lighting candles as a symbol of hope. Santhuff was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in August 2013 and was deemed cancer free in March.

The disease came back shortly after, but the community support continues for the young boy as he undergoes treatments at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. 'Super' Sam and his family have relied on their faith for strength throughout the fight, holding true to a particular Bible verse, Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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