Cards for Cole: Downers Grove boy battling leukemia is turning 4, and is still happily accepting cards

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – This time final year, Cole Magnus of Downers Grove was present process therapy at Lurie Children’s Hospital for acute lymphoid leukemia.

When WGN News Now first met Cole, he was on the brink of have a good time his third birthday on Nov. 1, however couldn’t have a celebration with mates because of his susceptible immune system. He requested for birthday cards to make the day particular, and wound up receiving greater than 600 hundred cards from world wide.

This year, Cole was scheduled to have a celebration at a trampoline park, however needed to cancel it as a result of early begin of the chilly and flu season.

Instead, his household held a last-minute gathering with a couple of mates in an area park, full with McDonald’s Happy Meals and a shock go to by the one and solely Batman.

Cole’s mom, Brittany Magnus, mentioned he’ll have a good time together with his household and quick household on his precise birthday on Nov. 1.

Magnus, mentioned this previous year has been a rollercoaster for the household as properly.

“Around this time last year, we were starting the hardest phase of treatment, and that did pretty much last until early the following year.” mentioned Magnus. “Since then Cole has been feeling much better and we have managed to go on some family trips, and Cole has started preschool.”

Magnus added that Cole is still present process intensive therapy and is in a upkeep protocol. He will get chemo every day, goes to a clinic as soon as a month, and will get spinal faucets.

“He gets chemo in his port, so he still has the port. And, since he has the port, if he gets a fever at any time, we still have to be a Lurie within an hour just to make sure that he doesn’t have an infection.”

Magnus mentioned Cole is again to himself by way of his bodily power and persona and added that his hair has additionally come again.

She mentioned Cole has skilled a couple of side-effects from a few of his medicines, together with mouth sores and ache in his legs, however she mentioned most days Cole feels “pretty good”.

“I’d just like to say thank you to everyone who sent a card last year. It made a really hard few months a little more exciting and brought some joy to us. So, we’re really appreciative of that,”mentioned Magnus. “And we did save a lot cards. We have bins of them in the crawl space.”

Magnus mentioned Cole’s P.O. field is still open for individuals who could need to ship him a card for his 4th birthday. The handle to ship it to is beneath.

In the video above, see how a lot Cole has grown within the final year, plus discover out what he desires for his birthday, his favourite colours, and what he’s going to be for Halloween.

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