St. Jude Patient Colin Fulfills His Law Enforcement Dream
This story is a testament to the work they do at St. Jude. Not just in medical research, but in helping kids fulfill their dreams.
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We are in the midst of the annual St. Jude Radiothon where we are using our voices to help the kids at St. Jude fight cancer. You can help too by calling 1-800-372-4999 and becoming a St. Jude Partner in Hope and committing to just $19 per month. By becoming a Partner in Hope, you'll help children like Colin.
At only 9 years old Colin had been through more than many adults, his bravery and strength will inspire you. Colin Toland was a patient at St. Jude and battled brain cancer from the time he was only 2 years old. He had a dream of becoming a police officer, and when police in his hometown of Ithaca heard of Colin's dream they had a job opening just for him!
They had a day when the Mayor of Ithaca swore in Colin and he became Officer Colin. Colin, unfortunately, lost his battle with brain cancer, but his dad has since spoken about their experience at St. Jude and he talked about how with St. Jude they never had to worry about how they would pay for the medical bills, or Colin's care they only worried about Colin getting better. He credits St. Jude with giving him and his family more time with Colin which is what is most important.
Stories like this are one of the many reasons we care so deeply about St. Jude. They're one of the many reasons we host our St. Jude Radiothon every year.
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