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Cole Hexum beat cancer. He wants to help other kids do the same. That’s the mission of Team Cole: to win the day against cancer in those suffering from it.
During his ordeal, Cole realized one of the best ways to inspire hope in others is to unite the community behind them. Team Cole does this by organizing fundraisers for families in need. We also organize visits from local celebrities, as we know the awareness their presence can bring.
In the darkest times, help can seem miles away. But at Team Cole, it’s always within reach.
That’s the maxim of the University of Oregon Ducks and young Cole Hexum, who at the age of seven, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Leukemia – one of the fastest spreading, most aggressive cancers.
That’s the reality Cole and his family faced in September of 2012. Yet, as he began his chemotherapy, Cole resumed living the life of an active, ordinary boy. He played sports. He continued to swim. He wrestled with his brothers – all while battling the attacker within him. On January 27th, Cole was released from the hospital. He had beat cancer; he had won the day.
During his battle, Cole drew strength from his friends, family, and the community rallying behind him, cheering him on every step of the way. Having now defeated cancer, he set a new goal – to help other cancer victims by giving them the same unwavering support he had gotten.
Cole was there. He knows anyone can win.
We at Team Cole know all too well the immense burden cancer inflicts on a family. That is why we treasure every donation no matter how big or small the amount. From all of us at Team Cole, our gratitude can never fully be expressed in words.
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