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Cole is being treated for a brain tumor

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Cole was diagnosed with medulloblastoma at age 2.

You're holding your kid and you have a doctor on the other line telling you he's got cancer. It's tough.

Cole’s dad, Nathan

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Cole during treatment for a cancerous brain tumor.


Cole underwent surgery at a local hospital near his home to remove the tumor and continued his care at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


Families, like Cole's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

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With a softball-sized tumor that had spread to his bones, Cole was very sick.

  1. During his time at St. Jude, Cole's treatment included 30 rounds of proton therapy and 4 rounds of chemotherapy.

    He also received additional physical therapies, which helped him regain strength.

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    Cole is happiest when his dog, Stannis, is running alongside him.

    In 2018, Cole finished treatment and returned home to California, and with it, a return to the active life he loves so much.


    Christen knows that Cole’s experiences will have a profound effect on him moving forward.

    His battle against cancer and the experiences he’s had will make him a better human being.

    Cole’s mom, Christen


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