Superman Comes to Smithton, Illinois

Superman Comes to Smithton, Illinois


Bryce Schottel needed a miracle. Bryce Schottel needed Superman. Bryce got his wish, as Superman paid a visit to the home of the seven-year-old cancer patient in Smithton, Illinois. Suffering from lymphatic cancer since February, Bryce remains in good spirits. His mother, Regina Carlton, told ABC News, “After a scan they told us he had lymphoma in his stomach and pelvic region and a tumor in his abdomen. They were supposed to start his fourth cycle of chemotherapy yesterday, but it appears that he has an infection in his lung.” Regina confirmed that the one thing that keeps Bryce going is his love for superheroes. “My son loves Superman,” she said.

Enter Damon Cole, a Dallas police officer. After reading about Bryce’s condition, Cole made the 11-hour drive from his home in Texas to Bryce’s home in Illinois. Driving his Superman-themed car, Cole arrived at Bryce’s front door on April 15, dressed as Superman and presenting Bryce with a Superman figurine. “He just ate it up,” said Cole. “After I took him outside and showed him my Superman car, he was blown away. All he could say was ‘Wow!’” Carlton was overwhelmed with the kind act shown her son. “There’s not a lot of people in this world that would do anything like that anymore, who are so selfless and generous,” she said. “It took a complete stranger who made the long trip to make my son smile.” Jesus did that for us. We are afflicted with a disease called “sin.” There is no man-made cure. But a stranger came from another world. This super man did for us what we could not do for ourselves. But he can do more than put a smile on your face. He came from heaven to earth so we can go from earth to heaven.


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