Honored Kid


Age 24
Cole  Kid Photo


Homer Glen, IL, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

June 2001



Treated At

Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

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My Story

In June of 2001, at almost 14 months old, Cole Slaw was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was on chemotherapy, EVERY DAY, for 130 weeks (2 1/2 years, yes, years). He took chemo either orally, through IVs and injections. Chemo was harder on him than most kids his age and he had numerous side effects. He endured surgeries to implant and remove his port-a-cath, too many injections and spinal taps, and 43 days inhouse at Hope Hospital. Today, Cole Slaw is a SURVIVOR and doing very well, with no known side affects (yet), but only time will tell. Now, Cole wants to help other children that are going through what he went through by participating in St. Baldrick's. This time, Cole Slaw will be bald by choice, not by chemotherapy!

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