Collin's Epic Journey | Tanya Rasa

February 13, 2015 3:11 AM

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At first glance, my 11-year-old cousin, Collin, appears to be a typical American boy. Collin is a Boy Scout, who enjoys the outdoors. He loves sports, especially football, and he consistently makes the honor roll at his elementary school. Collin also has a wicked sense of humor and loves to tease his younger sister Catie. However, as you get to know Collin more, you realize that his journey in life has been epic, which has in turn shaped his positive outlook on life. You see Collin is a cancer survivor turned philosopher and philanthropist.

When Collin was 13 months old, his parents, John and Michelle, noticed a raised mass on the back of his head and took him to the hospital. They were told that it was a hematoma that would eventually disappear, and he was sent home. At 15 months, Collin's right eye became sluggish and appeared to pro...

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