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 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.
With a softball-sized tumor that had spread to his bones, Cole was very sick.
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.
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.
Ways to help families like Cole's
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