Honored Kid

Cole T.

Age 13
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Location

Henderson, NV, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

January 2017

Status

In treatment

Treated At

21st Century Oncology Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Sunrise Children's Hospital

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My Story

Our son, Cole, was rushed to the hospital just two months ago on January 2, 2017, after vomiting with severe headache to the point of delirium. We were told he had severe hydrocephalus and a mass on the back of his brain and immediately transferred to Sunrise Children's Hospital here in Las Vegas. He had a drain placed in his head to remove the fluid and underwent surgery 3 days later to remove the tumor, but because it was attached to some vital parts of his brain, some of the tumor remained as well as multiple sites of cancer that metastasized (spread) to his spinal cord and top of his head. Cole is currently undergoing daily radiation treatments as well as weekly chemotherapy and has started feeling the effects of cancer treatment including hair loss, blood transfusions, severe fatigue, and loss of appetite and weight. Through this all, Cole is working hard to keep up his Homebound studies so that he can complete the 4th grade with his twin brother, Matthew. He also has an older brother, Jack, and a little sister, Reagan, who have also felt the effects of childhood cancer watching their brother struggle to put a smile on his face and nutrition in his body to keep his strength up for continued treatment. Thank you for supporting Cole and our family and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance at life.

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