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Waker, Cole

Waker, Cole

Waker, Cole

Cole is a happy and talkative five year-old. He attends senior kindergarten and is a wonderful big brother to his two younger sisters. In the summer of 2002, Cole appeared uncoordinated when walking and slow in his gross motor development. In February, he underwent his first MRI. The tumour was discovered and measured 3 x 3.5 cm. He underwent 30 radiation treatments in April and May of 2003. As a result of his radiation, he has damage to his right eye, a limp on his left side and wears a brace on his left leg. Cole's tumour shrank by 75% and has been stable since May 2003. The odds of surviving this type of tumour are slim, but we have faith that God will grant us a miracle. Please say a prayer for us and all those who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour.



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