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Colt's Courageous Story

Updated: 8/27/2021

Colt’s journey at Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) was quite unexpected. One day, Colt was not feeling well and he started to feel sick. After a while of not feeling well, Colt needed emergency care and was taken by Mercy Flight to OCH.

In May of 2021, Colt was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Colt has spent weeks at OCH receiving inpatient treatment and he will extend his stay for another month after his bone marrow transplant. Colt has been a true fighter, a brave warrior and one of the toughest kids we know!

To support the Roswell Park Oishei Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program and our patients on the 12th floor of OCH, you can make a donation to Mike Hughes, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Kaleida Health, and the 11 Day Power Play. Mike is one of 40 individuals participating in the world's longest hockey game.

The 11 Day Power Play is on a mission to raise $1.6 million for cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and programs, services and family support at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Western New York and Camp Good Days. 

Click here to visit Mike's page.