Three weeks after his first birthday Colt Becker was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer most often found in children two years old or younger. Colt’s parents, Pete and Kathy, began the journey to fight this devastating disease with their tiny son. They were led to CSB and there found a partner for the journey.
Colt’s cancer treatments have required numerous trips to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York as well as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. CSB has been there each time to provide financial assistance for travel, meals and lodging as well as other support for the family. With this help the Beckers can focus on their son and aiding him with his battle.
Four-year-old Colt, who often sports a smile than can melt any heart, is bravely enduring the hospital visits, needle sticks and medical procedures dictated by the health professionals managing his care. In addition to family, he receives ongoing encouragement from CSB through participating in events sponsored by the organization. A highlight of his summer was participating in CSB’s Camp Victory with his big brother Paxton.
At CSB we refer to the brave children we serve as superheroes. We often say that superheroes don’t have to wear capes. Colt Becker is definitely one of our “capeless” wonders!