Watch: St. Jude Patient Colin Fulfills His Law Enforcement Dream
Colin's story is one that will absolutely stick with you.
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We are in the midst of the annual St. Jude Rocks 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 $19.99 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 Colin was sworn in by the Mayor of Ithaca and he came 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 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.