A swollen chest on 3-year-old Colton was first noticed by his “Oma” on August 31st. He was brought to the Albany Medical Center Pediatric ER and it was quickly understood that Colton’s condition could be serious. After testing, Colton was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. This is a rare type of cancer and a diagnosis that no family ever wants to hear.
Colton is a loving little 3-year-old who is quick to give out hugs and kisses. He’s a loyal fan of the Red Sox and Buffalo Bills. His older brother Mason and their dog “Gunney Boy” are always by his side. Colton is one of those kids with a contagious laugh and a smile filled with love. He does have a mischievous streak when he’s stealing his daddy’s snacks or trying to be a big boy like his older brother but all of that only makes you love him more!
Colton has a long road ahead, but his cancer is treatable, and everyone remains optimistic. Colton has been transferred to Boston’s Children Hospital for 12 weeks of chemotherapy. After the 12 rounds of chemotherapy, the tumor will be surgically removed from Colton’s chest. He will then undergo an additional 4 to 6 weeks of chemotherapy, and possibly radiation treatments to make sure the cancer is gone. Overall, Colton’s medical care is scheduled to take anywhere from 9 to 12 months, but the fight could last much longer than that.
Many people have asked how they can help further support Colton and his family by easing the burden of his medical bills, the costs of traveling to/from Boston and other costs that may arise. This page has been established to help collect donations to get them through these trying times. With your generous support, we can continue to get Colton the very best care and help his family keep up with the mounting co-pays, travel expenses and other unforeseen costs caused by this situation. There is no doubt that with your help we can get Colton back to being the fun-loving and adventurous little boy we all know and love!
On behalf of the Teal family - THANK YOU for visiting this page, for keeping Colton in your prayers, and for your generous support!