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Colin was diagnosed at age 9 with Medullablastoma which is a brain tumor in the 4th ventricle of the fluid around the cerebellum. Within days he had a full resection surgery to remove the tumor and then underwent 5 days a week for 6 weeks Proton Radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Then went though 9 rounds of chemotherapy for 1 year that required hospital stays the beginning of each round. Colin finished his treatment August 20th, 2015 and is currently NED, No evidence of disease and being monitored with an MRI every 3 months.
Colin is a strong athletic who played hockey, soccer and golf prior to diagnosis. Colin get back on the ice to relearn to skate 3 months post surgery and tried to attend practices throughout chemotherapy treatment as much as possible. Throughout treatment Colin physically struggled with the effects of treatment but mentally he was strong, funny, sweet and a fighter. We battled this disease with outstanding family and friend support and also with smiles and laughter, especially as much as we were in the hospital. Colin is full of life, loves an adventure, strong willed, sarcastic and full of humor. His smile is contagious and just warms your heart.
Colin has been an ambassador for pediatric cancer research with being the team captain for the St Louis Children's Hospital Team for Pedal The Cause in 2015 along with the Featured Fighter for the Pedal the Cause campaign. He has been covered on KMOV and WIL to share his story and fight back from battling cancer.