Honored Kid

Charlie Poole

Charlie Poole Kid Photo

Location

Fayetteville, NY, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

February 2016

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse

Change your kid's logo

My Story

Charlie was terminally diagnosed on Feb. 2, 2016 with an aggressive, pediatric brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is an inoperable tumor found at the base of the brain. There is no cure for the cancer. Charlie loved every minute of this life and world. He will always be with us who had the privilege of knowing him, loving him and being loved by him. He would want nothing more than for the rest of us to appreciate the life we have. To stop, look around and feel the wonder surrounding us, and cherish the connections with those in our lives. Poole was a cross country runner and is remembered for his quirky humor and wit, as demonstrated by his Facebook page’s bio: “I have brain cancer, I do not want your pity. I will take some pie though, pie is the best.” Charlie was active in his medical care, attending several DIPG research conferences and participating in many clinical trials. He was also a committed advocate for others in the DIPG community, reaching out to others suffering and offering peer support. Charlie was one of those people who lit up the room and while our time with him was brief, the impact he made on all of us will never be forgotten.

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect

Who's Honoring Me

  • participant

    Gabrielle Jorns

  • participant

    Roger Brooks

  • participant

    Rebecca B.

  • participant

    Matthew H.

  • participant

    Jennifer Fout

  • participant

    Bodie C.

  • team

    Baldacious Baldies

  • event

    Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant

Help kids take childhood back from cancer — support lifesaving cancer research today.

Children who are fighting or have fought cancer inspire others to be part of the Foundation's mission — to support the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Photo submission policy

Please read the photo submission policy and accept below.

By submitting a photograph of yourself on www.StBaldricks.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions for submission of your photograph:

We strongly encourage all users to submit a before and after photo, so that donors and fellow participants can easily recognize and relate to one another.

Any photo containing cartoons, comics, celebrities, nudity, pornography, sexually explicit images or any copyrighted image (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted. This is because photos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are generally copyrighted by the owner.

Uploading images of other people without their permission is also prohibited.

This photo submission policy applies to StBaldricks.org users. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation reserves the right to review all photos and to remove any photo for any reason at our sole discretion. If you see a photo on StBaldricks.org that you believe does not conform to this policy, email to WebQuestions@StBaldricks.org