Birthday Wishes

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This is a picture of my cousin’s little boys, Cole and Caden. It was taken in August of 2010. I can’t tell you how much this picture breaks my heart

This is a picture of Cole and me from a recent visit. Equally heartbreaking.

Some of you may already know about Cole. He was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphatic leukemia) in October of 2010. He has fought a tremendously difficult battle over the past year and I’ve seen more courage from this little boy than I ever thought possible.

This past October, it was decided that his fight had reached its end. The cancer was too strong and his little body just couldn’t take anymore. In November, his doctors said that he likely wouldn’t make it to see Christmas and yet, next Monday, January 9th, he will celebrate his 5th birthday.

It’s amazing, really, the power of hope and determination. Cole is seeing holidays and celebrations that even the professionals in his life didn’t think he’d see.

As I’m sure you can imagine, Cole’s family wants to give him an extra special celebration when he blows out those candles this year. It’s a precious milestone, this one. If you know me at all, you know that I’m not the type to ask for help, even when I need it. But, for this little amazing kid, I would ask for just about anything. And it isn’t much, really, just a small token. But if you know any 5-year-olds, you know how special small token can make them feel.

So, here’s what I am asking. I am trying to get as many people as possible to send him a birthday card this year. I’ve set up an email account WishesForCole(at)gmail(dot)com so he can receive e-cards and email wishes. And he can also receive cards by mail at his PO box listed below:

Cole Dieckman
PO Box 9
Joy, IL 61260

Cole is such a brave, special little guy. I know it would mean so much to him to get a few extra birthday wishes this year.

 

 

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  1. Going out to buy a card tonight.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
  2. doing it right now!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  3. Oh, this is so heartbreaking. I will be sending a card as well – happy to help, thank you for letting people be a part of this. What a sweet, sweet boy.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  4. Oh Jen, my heart.

    Crying.

    I’m on the case, will spread the word far.

    XXXXX eden

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  5. I am absolutely heartbroken.
    Consider this done. And if you need anything else at all, please let me know.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:14 pm
  6. Jen I found this via edenland. My kids are making Cole a card as we speak, but we’ve also sent an email as I doubt it will get there in time (from regional Australia).

    Much love to you all xxx

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  7. My son will turn one on January 9th. While we celebrate Drake’s birthday, I will be thinking of this child too. Sending a card from my Jan. 9th baby to this Jan. 9th baby tomorrow. My other son will be 5 in March. I can’t imagine what this family is experiencing, but my thoughts and prayers are with them.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 6:51 pm
  8. this is so sad. my 3 boys are on it. will be thinking of the little guy on the 9th.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:13 pm
  9. Sending something tomorrow. Can we include some Canadian candy?

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    jenbshaw Reply:

    @Scatteredmom, That’s so sweet, yes, if Cole isn’t feeling up to eating it maybe he can share with his older brother.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:15 pm
  10. heartbreaking indeed. :(

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
  11. That poor sweet boy and his sweet family.

    Sending a card, and well-wishes for all of you.

    xoxo

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
  12. Ah Jen this brings tears to by eyes. I have known far to many young kids fight cancer- so very sad !!
    Much love, hugs & prayers during this heartbreaking journey !
    I sent an email to Cole – what a warrior !

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
  13. We are making cards now.

    Please please PLEASE know that we love you and your family to pieces. And our hearts are breaking.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
  14. My eyes are filled with tears over this brave little boy I don’t even know. Is there anything else we can send that he might enjoy?

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    Momma Lioness Michele Reply:

    @Jenelle, I was thinking the same thing. Anything besides a card to make him smile? Is he allowed to receive packages at his PO Box?

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    RareDiamondGem Reply:

    @Momma Lioness Michele,

    I sent card yesterday and a large koala bear. I KNOW kids in the usa love anything Australian. My daughter in law (also sending a card from Australia) sent me this link and I have put it on my own page and friends have posted etc.

    As an Australian, living in the USA I am SO happy from seeing so many Aussies giving.

    God bless Cole, God bless his family and God bless us all
    x

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    Momma Lioness Michele Reply:

    @RareDiamondGem, I sent him and his big brother some stickers in his card. It will arrive later than Monday but it looks like this sweet boy is going to have lots of birthday wishes all week long! The koala bear sounds adorable!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  15. My daughter & I will be making him a card tonight!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:49 pm
  16. This just broke my heart. What a beautiful and strong child, and what a wonderful wish you have made for him! I am very happy to participate and will spread the word. Thank you for sharing!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:51 pm
  17. Done and done. Much love to Cole.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 7:53 pm
  18. Will do. Prayers for Cole.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 8:03 pm
  19. Brave beautiful boy. Sent a card via email tonight. I hope this sweet boy gets a card from every state. I know he will get lots of cards from people sending him enormous amounts of love and support.

    Lots of love to all of you and I’ll be thinking of everyone on the 9th.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  20. If there was ever a little boy who deserved the BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY in the whole wide world, it’s Cole.
    Thinking of Cole and your family on his 5th birthday.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 8:16 pm
  21. Just sent along an E-card. I was afraid by the time I got to the store to get a card and snail mail it would be after his b-day.
    I hope he gets more cards than he can count!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
  22. You got it. I am going to print this out, pick up some cards tomorrow and send him tons of love for his birthday. My prayers and love have been sent up in his name, :)

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 8:49 pm
  23. Oh, Jen. I’ve been following his journey since you first posted about it when Cole first got sick.

    Frankly, it’s more than I can really comprehend right now given the post partum hormones and that my own son is turning 5 this January as well.

    My heart and love go out to you and Cole and his family. I’ll make sure to get a card to him.

    xo

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  24. Just sent an e-card. He definitely deserves an extra special day!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  25. Does he like Star Wars? Would he like some characters from the saga to come for his birthday? I know some people. :)

    @MaraJen7047

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  26. Oh my heart, yes. I can do this.

    {I am so, so sorry.}

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
  27. E-card sent!
    Love to you and your family.
    L

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
  28. So, so wrong that this is happening and I cry for your family. Cards are on the way and I’m posting it to my friends and family on facebook. Peace to you in this time. Peace to you sweet Cole.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
  29. All the best

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  30. A friend that I worked at summer camp with years ago shared this blog post on Facebook. I will send Cole a postcard from my city. Thinking of you and your family and wishing Cole a beautiful 5th Birthday! And I will re-post your blog post right now, on Facebook, too …

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  31. i want to draw something for him, can you give me some suggestions on what he would like in a drawing?

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    Becky tippie Reply:

    @daneille, he is really into tractors, john Deere ones to be exact His grandpa is a farmer.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
  32. I have sent a card and I hope it’s ok that I posted to my FB wall for friends to send one also. I was brought here by Dana Nieder (Uncommon Blog). I hope that Cole’s Birthday wishes come true. He is a beautiful boy.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
  33. Have an awesome birthday Cole!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  34. You don’t know me, but I’m writing a handwritten card right now. I hope he has a very special birthday!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  35. He is a fighter. Prayers to him and his family.

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
  36. Sent a card!

    Love & Prayers <3

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 11:34 pm
  37. This. This is why my husband shaves his head for St. Baldrick’s every year to raise money for children’s cancer research. My heart goes out to all of you. And a card to Cole also :)

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 11:37 pm
  38. Making a card RIGHT NOW. Such a beautiful little boy. Bless him and his family!

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    on January 4th, 2012 at 11:49 pm
  39. Ill be sending an e-card from England as its too late for the post. I cried reading this and all the replies x my little nephew will be one on the 8th Jan n he is fighting cancer too. I know how uplifting and amazing support from total strangers can be. Love and peace to your wonderful family, be strong. Xxxxxx

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:14 am
  40. Sending a card and spreading the word around. I hope this is the happiest birthday surprise ever <3

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:42 am
  41. My card will be in the mail tomorrow,this just tore my heart,what a precious little angel,Thank you for letting us be a special part of this beautiful baby birthday,your family will be in our prayers..

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 2:04 am
  42. Card is coming for Cole.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 5:39 am
  43. That is heartbreaking. :I’m going to have my boys send them both a card.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:04 am
  44. This respond is from the Netherlands,
    I think God needs an angel.
    Wish you all the strenght

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:14 am
  45. Wow, the timing is startling. I just finished wrapping my daughter’s presents for her 5th birthday, which is tomorrow. I will celebrate with her just that little bit harder in Cole’s honour and we will send a card tomorrow too.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am
  46. I sent this one http://kids.yahoo.com/ecards/ecard/207/category/10

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:39 am
  47. I will absolutely send a card. What an amazing kid.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:23 am
  48. I have the perfect card. I’ll send it today. Thank you for letting us know about this sweet boy.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:22 am
  49. My daughter and I will go pick out a special birthday card for him today! January 9 is my birthday too! What a beautiful and courageous guy!!!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:30 am
  50. of course. I’m going to have my kids make one.
    much love to him and his family. What a sweetheart.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:31 am
  51. What a sweetie.

    Birthday card will be sent. Best wishes to him and his family.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:49 am
  52. Have a card here (always have extras on hand) and will be mailing today. My daughter just turned five-years-old two days ago. I can’t even imagine.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:56 am
  53. Happy Birthday Cole! Hope your day is the best yet! And you get everything on your wish list! Love and well wishes coming your way from The Hains Family!
    Cindy, Tom, Phillip and Christopher
    Oklahoma

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am
  54. Done!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:02 am
  55. Cole – Happy 5th birthday!
    I hope all your wishes come true!
    giannina stephens
    birmingham AL

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:04 am
  56. DONE.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:20 am
  57. I friend I grew up with just lost his little boy after a long battle with ALL on Christmas Eve.
    This made me cry, and I wish I could send Cole a giant present because he’s being such a great, brave boy. My family will be sending an ecard, for sure, I wish we could do more.
    Lots of love.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:57 am
  58. Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be sending out a card from WV . Love and hugs!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am
  59. Jen, I just sent an e-card, not knowing if a snail mail coming from Canada would make it on time. I also tweeted and posted t his on my Facebook and a bunch of folks have already responded and re-posted/re-tweeted. I hope Cole gets a million cards and enjoys all of them! Sending love & strength to your entire family…
    Lisa Weir & family
    Saint John, New Brunswick
    Canada

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:13 am
  60. I spent 10 years volunteering with pediatric bone marrow transplant patients who suffered from diseases like ALL. Those kids have left an indelible imprint on me. I am buying a card today for my sons (ages 8 and 6) to send to Cole. Thanks for organizing this.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:20 am
  61. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day sweetie pie :)

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:23 am
  62. Just sent an E-card! Thanks for sharing his story! Quite inspirational. Cole sounds amazing! My heart breaks for him and his family!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:34 am
  63. [...] For the past year, I’ve been following the journey of a little boy named Cole as he battled Leukemia. This coming Monday he will turn 5. It will also likely be his last birthday. That’s Cole with my friend Jen, his cousin and one of my best friends. To celebrate his birthday, his friends and family are asking that prow send a card to Cole to show him how many people love him and are thinking about him. I put our cards in the mail this morning, but you can also send an e-card as well. For more information, please see Jen’s post about it. [...]

    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:57 am
  64. Ecard sent, real card to be chosen tonight! :)

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am
  65. Happy Birthday! Thinking about you!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 11:28 am
  66. Happy Birthday Cole from my whole family. We Live in California so we can’t come to your birthday party but we hope you have a wonderful time. Love to you and your family, The Napiers

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 11:34 am
  67. This is heartbreaking. My three year old niece has AML, which was diagnosed last March when she was two. It is such a difficult thing to deal with. We will send a card today!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 11:57 am
  68. Up in the middle of the night across the other side of the world, working. Screw work. Have just downed tools. Making my e-card now. This is way more important. Sending hope and strength to the mighty Cole and his family (including you of course!). xxx

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  69. What more can we do??!! Can we mail treats, toys, games,stickers, etc?? Cards on the way today!! Praying! Much love to Cole and his family!!! Xoxoxooo

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  70. Wishing you the best n brightest of birthdays…may all ur desires come true n may u have a wonderful bday.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm
  71. Sending a card is the very least I could do. My love, prayers and thoughts go to the Dieckman Family.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
  72. Wow, this story really touched me. I run and volunteer with Team in Training which is the fundraising arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We have a team practice this Saturday, and I am going to use Cole’s story as our mission moment. On Saturday, our team will run for Cole and will all sign a card for his birthday too!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:25 pm
  73. Sending a card tomorrow morning.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
  74. Card is in the mail. What a great gift you are giving Cole, but I have a feeling you are receiving much more in return from that little guy’s bravery.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
  75. We’re drawing picture and picking out a card today!
    Can I ask, is Cole’s Dad around? Sorry to sound intrusive, my son’s first drawing is of “Cole, his big brother Caden and their daddy hiking” and I just wanted to make sure that wasn’t going to somehow make him sad ???

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  76. I’m in! Sending him a card today. Celebrating all the huge milestones with him.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  77. I will be sending my card tomorrow first thing! I hope it reaches him on time!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  78. I will be sending my card tomorrow first thing! I hope it reaches him on time for his birthday!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  79. Will definitely be sending a card. Happy Birthday little Cole!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
  80. Seeing him in his Give Kids The World t-shirt brought a smile to my face. I bet he was spoiled rotten while he was there. My son, Joey, just received a wish from Make A Wish and that is where we went. The place was phenomenal.

    I am addressing an envelope right now.

    Happy Birthday!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
  81. I have sent an ecard for Cole today! I hope that he has a great Birthday and I am also going to share this link on my Facebook page so he will get tons of cards from people all over the world!!! Happy Birthday Cole!!!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  82. i sent an ecard for Cole….Hoping that he has a great day with his family!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  83. Done and on its way to him. I just happened to have the perfect card that had a whoopie cushion on the front of it. What 5 year old wouldn’t want a whoopie cushion!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
  84. I will email from Australia today.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 3:08 pm
  85. I can’t imagine what you and your family are going through but I thank you for introducing us to this sweet little guy. Please tell him that my “baby” turns 24 a few days after he turns 5 and I will hug my baby extra hard in his honor.

    Hugs to you all as you face the loss of this sweet little man.

    Connie

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  86. I’m putting a card in the mail today. Meanwhile, I’d also like to let the family know that if they need financial help to pay for Cole’s medications and care, funds are available through the Gold Canyon Candles Prayer Child Foundation. I’m a Gold Canyon fragrance consultant, and I’d be happy to help them with an application. This isn’t an add or an attempt to get business, just an honest offer of help. If they’d like, they can contact me at Hannah.Boulton@goldcanyon.us.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
  87. Mailed a card to Cole today. Cole and his family are in my prayers.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
  88. Sent an E-card but wondering if Cole can accept gifts? Currently living in Germany and would love to send him some German chocolate!

    Also, pushed this to go viral on facebook! Hoping he gets a million wishes!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  89. Here’s a link to the Prayer Child Foundation grant application. I can only imagine how expensive medical care can get for kids like Cole. If his family needs monetary help, I’m sure the foundation would be glad to assist them.
    http://www.prayerchild.org/submit_request.html

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  90. This is such a heartbreaking story – we will be sending a card from London.

    Blue Skies,
    Charlotte

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  91. Hey Cole ,
    My name is Justin Thompson I am from Addison Maine and I just want you to know I am praying for you . I am a lobster fisherman from Downeast and I have had a ton of heart trouble , I have dealt with it since i was a 9 years old . Now I have a 9 year old of my own and that is what makes me fight even harder . Any way what I want to say is I would like to take you on my Lobster Fishing Boat Here in Addison Maine , if it is something that you would like to do . I wish I could offer you more but that is all I have . Dont give up . We Love and Pray for you from Addison Maine . Call if you wish 207-483-4782

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  92. We are sending Cole a card today. Bless your family!

    ~Lorna

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
  93. Just sent an ecard, hope he likes it! I have tears in my eyes while sending, what a heartbreaking story, but he is a very brave, and very loved little boy.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
  94. This breaks my heart on so many levels. Cole, and other kids like him, are exactly why I have been on the Bone Marrow Registry for 3 years. I have yet to be of service to anyone, and I can’t even explain how much of a failure that makes me feel. I know that’s weird, but when I see kids like this that NEED help, and I have this huge desire TO help, but I am equally helpless because I am not a match. To Cole, and his parents, I pray that you will find your match. I pray that Cole survives and beats ALL. God bless.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
  95. Oh Jen. I’m so sorry. I’ll send an e-card right now. My heart breaks.

    Strength and love to him and his family.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
  96. I’ll be sending him a card as well, and have shared this via Facebook. Prayers and thoughts for him and his family.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  97. Jen,

    have sent an e-card just now for Cole. Hope it finds him safely.

    MeL (Australia)

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
  98. Wishing little Cole the very best and will be praying for him. I hope I get to meet him in heaven someday

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:53 pm
  99. I have just sent an email to Cole as we live in Australia and a card wouldn’t get there in time for his birthday. I have included a photo of our family.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
  100. Happy Birthday little man..
    We sent you an e-card and hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled 5th Birthday..

    Lots of hugs

    Karen, Eloise and James xxxx

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
  101. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Cole, Happy Birthday to you.

    Look for my card,

    I am drawing you something just for your Birthday :)

    May it be your best Birthday ever Cole,

    Hugs to you,
    Bonnie

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:16 pm
  102. Oh, I so wish I had seen this earlier so I could have send a card from Australia to arrive in time. I’ll pop through an email instead. What a brave little soul!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:38 pm
  103. I don’t know you or your family but you will have my prayers. I will mail off a card in the morning, and I have posted this on several facebook groups so I hope he receives lots of cards.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:42 pm
  104. A Birthday Wish for Cole– Will You Help?…

    Last night, a friend posted a link on twitter asking for help for a special little boy in her life. I clicked on the link and read this post. Go read it. I’ll wait. I cried. I couldn’t stop thinking……

    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  105. i sent a card to Cole this morning from our family….i have a 5 year old son and could not even begin to imagine what his family is going through as he fights this tough battle. i hope God guides them in their time of need and remember “With God All Things Are Possible”

    take care

    teri
    baldwin city, ks

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  106. already sent. Cole is an inspiration. I have been sick for years on chemo and prednisone, but Cole made me see I need to be thankful for each day I have. Rock on, Cole!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
  107. just finished my ecard! such a heartbreaking story. makes you appreciate everyone and every minute you have. Thanking God for another birthday for Cole!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
  108. Sending out a card in the morning.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
  109. Cole is such a brave little boy. He is such an inspiration and has touched my heart. Thank you for posting this as I have just sent an e-card.

    Sending him love all the way from Bermuda.

    Allie

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  110. [...] a serious note, I have a favor to ask of you, friends. For my sweet friend Jen and an amazing little boy. Her cousin’s son, Cole, is terminally ill. He has cancer. He is [...]

    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  111. This is so heartbreaking.

    I just mailed a card to Cole with some pictures of my dogs. I happen to freelance as a greeting card designer and had the perfect card for him – never did I realize that designing cards could mean so much to someone.

    My thoughts are with your family and this brave little boy. May he have a birthday full of thousands of cards and good wishes from around the world.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
  112. I’m too late (too far) to get a card there in time, so I’ve sent an e-card. Sending much love to Cole and his family, my thoughts are with you all.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  113. I will make sure to pick up some cards and mail them out…they might be a few days late but he will have an overflowing mailbox if I can help it!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  114. Done and done! I sent an email Birthday wish since I’m in Australia and unfortunately we haven’t perfected instantaneous mail transfer yet :P

    I also attached a special artwork for Cole to my email, I hope it’s OK. I’m going on the assumption that most five-year-olds like dinosaurs, I hope I’m not too far off!

    Thank you for giving readers the chance to send a special message to this amazingly strong little boy.

    Nikki
    Eveningsong Ink

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:50 pm
  115. Wow. What a beautiful child! My heart is breaking. I wish we could send a cure.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:51 pm
  116. I totally broke down when I read this blog post. I never read your blog before but I came to it thru a friend’s Facebook link. I have a 5 yr old son so this story touched me deeply. My son and I will send a card.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  117. My card is in tomorrow’s mail. Re posted to my 550 Facebook friends and church. I hope Cole has the most amazing birthday! We will be praying for him!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
  118. Done!

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:06 pm
  119. Also shared via Facebook and blogged about here.

    http://eveningsongink.blogspot.com/2012/01/got-time-for-email.html

    :D

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  120. I will have my kids make a card in the morning, got the envelope stamped and ready to go.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  121. I just addressed three cards from all of us in Houston TX. Will put them in the mail tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this amazing story.

    (((Hugs))) for everyone including Cole.

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  122. I sent Cole an ecard because I am away working and I have no access to a store or mail.

    Thinking of him and his brother… and his parents of course!
    Thank you for doing this for him!! xoxoxo

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 10:55 pm
  123. Our thoughts are with Cole on his special day. We nursed my niece through the same disease when she was just 2yo. Our thoughts & love are with his family also.
    Have just sent an e-card as a regular card won’t make it in time from Australia.
    Here’s hoping your mailbox is overflowing with well wishes & you have a smile from ear to ear on your day. Much Love xx

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    on January 5th, 2012 at 11:06 pm
  124. I’ve sent an E-Card for the same reason as above – sending from Sydney Australia!

    Much love to Cole and all of the family.

    K x

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 1:27 am
  125. Happy Happy Birthday Cole…..I hope you have the best day a person could ever have….I will be sending you a card out tomorrow ….can you also get gifts through the mail ???? please let me know my 3 sons want to send you something . Let us know what you like :)

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 5:12 am
  126. Just sent an email for Cole. I would have loved to have sent a proper card but I only just found out about it. Hope he has a fantastic day!

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 6:16 am
  127. Dear Auntie Jen,

    Savvy Auntie supports and honors you.
    I reposted this on Facebook.com/SavvyAuntie:
    https://www.facebook.com/SavvyAuntie/posts/284665281582593

    There are 75,000 Savvy Aunties there.

    I hope the Auntourage supports your incredibly beautiful effort to give your nephew the best birthday ever. I certainly am. Card going out today.

    Warmly,
    Melanie Notkin
    Founder, SavvyAuntie.com

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 6:48 am
  128. Done and done. Good luck to the little guy– may he surprise us all.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:00 am
  129. Jen,

    My heart breaks for all of you. What a beautiful boy Cole is! I recently had surgery and can’t drive, so I am sending Cole an ecard. I wish him a wonderful birthday. Hugs to sweet Cole!

    Colleen

    Posting this on my Facebook as well.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:28 am
  130. I am putting a card in the mail today (in Ohio) so I think it will arrive on time. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 8:13 am
  131. Just sent a message for Cole ~ We have a Cole & Caden also, my stepson Cole will turn 11 on Jan. 8th. Thinking of your family,
    Sarah K Davis Photography

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 10:05 am
  132. card on its way!!

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 10:21 am
  133. I will be mailing a card. I shared on my facebook in hopes that my friends will also. I hope he has a very special birthday.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 10:48 am
  134. And card in the mail… probably won’t arrive until end of next week, though… xox

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 11:35 am
  135. Just sent an email from the girls complete with a little video.

    Sending unfiltered love and tender thoughts your way.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  136. My prayers go out for this handsome very brave young man. A long with my Love

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
  137. Just heard about your brave little man Cole this morning via Twitter. I sent off his card this afternoon. Hopefully it will arrive in time for his party Monday to give him a giggle, but in case the mailman is late, please give him an extra birthday hug and kiss from me, and love and prayers to the whole family! ♥

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  138. Just reading this now-darn-but will send a card tomorrow first thing in the morning and hope-HOPE-he might get it on Monday; if not, I hope he will still like getting one on Tuesday…what a brave, courageous, cute sweet boy!

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
  139. Our hearts are broken… Sent a card and ask friends to join, It’ll be there Monday-Tuesday.
    Keep stong, Cole, our thoughts with you and your family. Jen, thank you for sharing!

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  140. I just saw this post on facebbok and my heart breaks for this little boy and your family. Please know that I will be praying for them and will send a card out today. Thank you sharing this so that others like me can pray for him and stop and realize how precious each day with our kids are and how quickly that can change. Through your families suffering other families might be forever changed for the better with this realization.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  141. Just read this today, I am going to go home and send a card to this brave little boy. His story touches me because not only do I have a 5 year old at home but my baby on the way is due on January 9th, Cole’s birthday. We will keep him in our prayers, he is a fighter.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
  142. Happy, Happy Birthday Cole! Enjoy your special day.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
  143. Add one more from me. It went out today. I hope he has a fantastic fifth birthday.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
  144. I’m going to send him a card today. I won’t make it for his birthday (as it is coming from Australia), but I do hope it makes him smile when he gets it.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 3:38 pm
  145. Done.

    My love to you and your family.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
  146. My oldest daughter will also be five on Monday. I was already crying while I was reading this post, at “January 9″ I had to walk away for a few minutes. The girl child and I will make Cole a card tonight, maybe I will scan it and email it so it makes it there before his birthday.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  147. Happy Birthday to you. I am very sorry that you are sick. I hope that you hae agood birthday and remember that there is alot of people praying for you. i wish you the best of luck and i jope that you get all the cards and wishes that you want.HAPPY BIRTHDAY the Oliver’s

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
  148. Cole~ you are such a sweet little boy!!! I have some grandkids that are also 5 ..My heart goes out to you and your family.. you are all in our prayers !!!!!
    May God Bless You!
    Hope Myers
    Liberal,Mo.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  149. Will send a card ASAP. My sister is an acute lymphocytic leukemia survivor and my dad is living with chronic leukemia. I wish all the best for Cole and the family. <3

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
  150. My husband is an ALL survivor. We have a new daughter and I can’t imagine your pride at his strength or your pain over his suffering. Your card is in the mail, if you ever need words of encouragement or a shoulder to dry on, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:14 pm
  151. I Sent a card from Australia – might be a few days late but we wanted him to know people from all over the world are thinking of him on his special day xx

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
  152. done. happy birthday sweet boy x

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
  153. Sending it out today… what a brave little guy! My thoughts and prayers go out to Cole and his family.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
  154. Cole, YOU Are amazing, may you have a happy birthday, and some happy times, with your family who love you with all their hearts.

    As I understand, you’ve had some tough medical times, bit I hope you are well enough to enjoy a few minutes of time on the computer.

    I would say , it’s ok to be sad sometimes, but just remember, every now and again even when times can be sad

    Like this guy – he’s a pretty sad guy usually – but when nobody looks around – he sometimes dances – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZwZiU0kKs

    And here’s this other guy – who dances – ALL OVER THE WORLD –

    On his first trip – nobody knew he wanted to dance – so he just was happy and went places and danced alone – but he was very friendly and alot of people were happy from his video of dancing – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4

    So the next time when he went around – other people knew, so they would dance with him too and be happy too – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

    So big guy – you have a great birthday , and it’s ok even if you may not be up to dancing right now, just remember you can still have a moment of happiness with your family.

    Have a great birthday,

    Best Wishes,

    Mark Thompson (username markth_wi) from reddit.com

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  155. Cole and your family will be in our prayers in the coming days. What a little fighter he must be! We have known and known of several families with pediatric cancer journeys. My daughter chaired a chapter of PSU’s annual dance marathon that raised over $9 million last year to combat pediatric cancer, and we hope THON raises even more this year. This heartbreaking and family-breaking disease must be stopped.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
  156. Just wrote a card and will pop it in the mail tomorrow (Sat) – I’m just in St. Louis so hopefully it arrives Monday for him! Thank you for sharing the story with us all.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
  157. i would like to send a card via email, but cannot seem to find a contact..please supply:)

    kind rgds
    Sharon

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    Anna@DirectionsNotIncluded Reply:

    @sharon, This is the email posted – WishesForCole(at)gmail(dot)com

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  158. I came across this story on a friends Facebook and it really touched me. My card will be in the mail first thing tomorrow! I started the registry process today to become a bone marrow doner. Hopefully I’ll be a match for some strong courageous kid like Cole.
    Happy birthday sweet boy!

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
  159. I just sent one, i hope it makes it in time!

    Carol-Anne LaRose
    Kingston, Ontario

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
  160. My daughter wants to make him a card, but she is very specific about the cards she makes – what is his favorite color? Does he have a favorite sport? A favorite team? Anything she can use for inspiration?

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
  161. Happy Birthday Cole, Hope you have a truly speciall Day, Love and Hugs Gabs

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
  162. Sending one. What a beautiful child.

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    on January 6th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
  163. Card is on its way!

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 12:59 am
  164. Have a wonderful day ,Cole.From all around the World. Big hugs from Granny-annie.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 6:19 am
  165. Have a wonderful day, Cole. From around the World . Big hugs from Granny-annie.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am
  166. I Will be sending a card tomorrow, From Perth, Western Australia. When is his Birthday?
    Love to him and the Family. We have to count our blessings for the beautiful Children in our lives. xxx

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 7:48 am
  167. Off to make him a card and a little something. What a sweet little boy.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am
  168. Such a touching story and it is really so sweet of you to post about this for Cole, you are a wonderful cousin! My family has sent a card to Cole, and I have passed this along to several of my friends. I hope that Cole has a wonderful 5th Birthday. Miracles do happen, I will keep Cole in my thoughts and prayers. Happy Birthday Cole!

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 10:19 am
  169. We mailed out a card this am. Is there a website, such as caringbridge, that we can follow Cole? Thank you for sharing.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 11:47 am
  170. Wishing you the very best birthday little man. Our thoughts, prayers and strength are with you today and always.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 11:50 am
  171. [...] (read about him here) [...]

    on January 7th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
  172. Will be keeping Cole and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Sent a card today from California so it might not make it on Monday but it will be there hopefully early next week. We are sending you much love Cole!

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  173. Happy Birthday, Cole!
    With love,
    Felicia

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 1:01 pm
  174. I just saw this post, but we’ll be making cards for him today. Prayers for your little sweetie and his family.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  175. Happy Birthday Cole will be praying for him and family.

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
  176. Dear Jen, I have seen your blog post via a link on Facebook… We have sent Cole an eCard from us here in Sydney, Australia. I will be mentioning him in our prayers tonight and we are all sending him lots of love. I will be at the post office on Monday to pop a few Ozzie picture books in the post.

    Thank you for letting us all know about Cole. There are candles burning across the world.

    Love Alison, Dominic & Sa-Li Ann

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  177. Just heart shattering. I’ve made an ecard to send to him. I wish I could wrap him in the warmth and love everyone here, from around the world, is feeling for this precious little boy. xxxx

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    on January 7th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
  178. Sending you and your family lots of love and prayers. We sent an ecard because we just saw the post of one of the mommy forums on facebook and it wouldn’t get there in time. Hes such a little trooper I hope he has a good birthday!!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 1:16 am
  179. [...] those that are not.  I know this is a little late but I came across this and had to share it.  http://www.jenbshaw.com/2012/01/04/birthday-wishes/  such a small gesture to help make him happy towards his end please do everything you can! [...]

    on January 8th, 2012 at 1:34 am
  180. i saw this post from a friend on facebook. like everyone else it broke my heart. a friend of mine told me cole means, “victory over the people”. what a beautiful insight into this little boy. may he live victoriously now and forevermore.
    my kids and i sent a card last wednesday, and some friends of mine and their kids sent some as well. may this be his best birthday yet!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 10:36 am
  181. Just letting you know I sent something via Amazon USA as it was much quicker than coming from Australia so I hope it finds Cole soon ;-) It may come in 2 sep parcels, 1 is a stuffed Kangaroo the other is a box of duckies LOL duckies because my own son is mad about them so I wanted to include something on behalf of my boys. Much much love to you Cole on your 5th Birthday and to his family I sending massive hugs and kisses XOX

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  182. Just sent a Curious George e-card care of the little man. XO

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 4:17 pm
  183. Just sent an e-card as I only just read this blog post (directed from Joy Unexpected) and as I’m in England, a snail mail card won’t get there in time. I think this is a really wonderful thing you’ve organised, and I’m sure that Cole will be receiving heaps of good wishes tomorrow. I hope he has a wonderful day!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 5:00 pm
  184. Birthday email sent. What an amazing little man! Thoughts and prayers for you all!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 6:09 pm
  185. I want you to know how amazing I think you are – what a treasure this will be for Cole…. I’ve continued to share it…. and have sent both a traditional card and an ecard. I hope this birthday is magical, not only for Cole, but for his family. You included. xoxo

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  186. Happy Birthday COLE! I told all my friends it was your birthday..Sammy snowman,penny penquin,kiki bird,Rags & bones,Tarzan & a lot more..and we all say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  187. Happy Birthday Cole :) My heart goes out to this family! This is the first time ive seen this, if I can figure out how to send an ecard i will!!

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    on January 8th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
  188. [...] A gmail account was set up to accept wishes by email and e-card at wishesforcole(at)gmail(dot)com. Send him a birthday wish, yo! [...]

    on January 9th, 2012 at 1:44 am
  189. bit l8 but i just sent an email to the email addy in the blog hope he gets thru it ok n i hope the family is coping with the extremely hard times

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 6:26 am
  190. Happy Birthday Cole!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 8:56 am
  191. Just posted on facebook too (hope thats ok) Hopefully he can get a ton from that too and have an awesome day. What a brave little man. My heart goes to him and his family!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 9:12 am
  192. God Bless this precious little boy! Happy Birthday Cole!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 9:59 am
  193. Poor guy. Happy Birthday Champ!!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am
  194. Just found out about Cole today. I have sent an e-card and I hope he has an awesome day! God bless you Cole!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 10:18 am
  195. I just heard about this on facebook. I’m so sorry he has to go through this. My kids and I just sent him an ecard that made them laugh so hard my two year old gave me a bloody mouth! I hope Cole enjoys it just as much.

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 10:19 am
  196. I just found out about Cole from FB, so I won’t be able to send him a snail mail card, but I’ve already sent him an e-card. His story breaks my heart, and I’ll be keeping him, and all of you in my prayers.

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 10:44 am
  197. Recently heard about little Cole on FB, I sent him an ecard (from my son :) ). I am going to also send him a card and a little something else through regular mail; it will be mailed today! This beautiful and brave little man… will forever be in my thoughts and prayers… xoxo

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am
  198. Would I be able to send a gift to the PO Box?

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 11:34 am
  199. We are spreading the word and encouraging everyone to send Cole some birthday wishes!!!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  200. Just got the request and just made a card. It’ll be a little late, but the sentiment is still the same!!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  201. I follow deal Seeking Mom on Facebook and I saw a post to send Cole a birthday card. I just want to say I will be praying for him and his family! My 6 year old son was diagnosed with ALL last July, 2 days after his 5th birthday. Praise God Cole was able to celebrate holidays and now his birthday!!!!!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  202. i also follow deal seeking mom on facebook, i sent an e-card today and my son and i will be sending a real card tomorrow.

    ~love-n-light~

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm
  203. Happy Birthday Cole!!!! Hope you have many, many, many more!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
  204. Happy Birthday Cole, may the knowledge that many people are wishing you a happy birhtday and sending you love and best wishes for you today and every day here after, bring love and warmth to you and your mother. Whoot Whoot…5 years old…..a really big deal :)

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 6:15 pm
  205. Happy Birthday to Cole, He is a BRAVE little man!!!!My heart goes out to all of you. :)

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 6:26 pm
  206. This is heartbreaking! Keep strong kiddo…life is wonderful. Your parents are proud of you. happy birthday! Believe in miracle…one way or the other since your are already a miracle.
    Our love and prayers,
    Stuart, Dafne, and kids

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
  207. I am crying writing this. What a beautiful, sweet boy! He deserves so much. I hope he receives zillions of cards and notes. My thoughts and prayers are with Cole and his family.

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  208. Rock on Cole.. The world is your oyster!!

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
  209. Happy Birthday Cole, I sent an ecard but will be sending a real one by mail as well. God bless you and your family xoxox

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    on January 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
  210. I realize his birthday has passed but I just got this today, so his card may be late but it’ll get there :) He reminds me of my brother who also spent too much time in the hospital – Praying for Cole and his family…

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    on January 10th, 2012 at 8:12 am
  211. I just got this from a friend. I’m sure he’d still enjoy belated birthday wishes so I’m posting on my website and sharing on twitter and via Facebook. And we’ll be sending a card as well. Best wishes to the little guy

    Sandy and family.

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    on January 10th, 2012 at 10:32 pm
  212. Cole’s story really touched me. Poor boy! We sent a card yesterday and we prayed for him. Sorry it’s late. Hope Cole had a good birthday.

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    on January 11th, 2012 at 8:11 am
  213. I am amazed and delighted to see how much of a response he will be getting. My daughters first grade class all made cards for him I sent them out Saturday.. The class is anxious to see if he got them. :)

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    on January 11th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  214. Have they considered other forms of treatment?

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    on January 11th, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  215. Well – I’m a little late to the game (just saw this link) – but I’m still sending a card.

    What a brave little boy! Much love to your family.

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    on January 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
  216. wow! such an inspiring little boy! i hope that he has a wonderful birthday :)

    xxx

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    on January 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  217. [...] Click here to see Jen’s post about her nephew. [...]

    on January 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  218. Any Update on Cole or the card/mails he got for his birthday, would be lovely to hear something heartwarming & uplifting ;)

    Kathey~

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    on January 14th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
  219. I just now read this and my eyes well with tears. Cole, I dont know you personally but I love you and I love the legacy you are living. Im sorry I missed your birthday buddy but if it means anything to you I wish you a very happy belated birthday. You have inspired me kiddo and I truly appreciate that. Remember, when times get tough

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    Kim Reply:

    Remember how loved you are. Thank you for my inspiration! Much love buddy!

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    on January 14th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
  220. I KNOW THE DISCOMFORT AND PAIN OF FACING CANCER EVERY DAY, AS I TOO AM FIGHTING THE BATTLE. BUT COLE CAN KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID….GOD BLESS.
    MICHELLE

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    on January 16th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
  221. I’m so sorry I just found this out now, tell Cole a great big Happy Birthday!!! Our daughter was just diagnosed with ALL in Oct. 2011 a few short months ago, I know what y’all are going through, stay strong and may God bless you each and every day during this battle with ALL. Trish

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    on January 16th, 2012 at 6:36 pm
  222. [...] This post over here is a perfect illustration of that. See young Cole before he got cancer, and then see his photo a few months prior to his death just a few weeks ago, after a one year battle with leukemia. [...]

    on February 7th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  223. Happy birthday wishes

    http://www.greetings.net/birthday-greetings/birthday-wishes/

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    on September 20th, 2013 at 9:28 am
  224. [...] on twitter asking for help for a special little boy in her life. I clicked on the link and read this post. Go read it. I’ll wait. I cried. I couldn’t stop thinking about it all night. Today, I [...]

    on October 6th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

 

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