Colin Wegner “Colin Strong”

Colin was a vibrant, fun loving 17 year old, enjoying his senior year at Nichols High School when the headaches started.  It was devastating to learn of the tumor on his brain and so, the next difficult three years began.  His dream to leave for college was put on hold as he watched his friends pack up and head off while he attended a years worth of radiation and chemo treatments.  Was he disappointed and upset?  We would never have known because he was always positive and happy through it all.  He fought this battle with such grace and dignity and was more worried and sad when others showed their pain over his situation.  Colin was an only child to my brother Mark and his wife Chris and he had an amazing personality.  When you met him, you were instantly friends.  He was up-beat and positive and tackled his battle in that manner.  He was an only child but he was selfless and caring for others first.  He was just a great kid.  We held a fundraiser in his name last summer and first thought whatever we raised, he could use for anything he wanted.  Right up front, he told us he wanted to donate it to Children’s Hospital since that had become his second home.  Not that he loved being there because he didn’t, but he loved the people who’d become his friend.  His doctor, all the nurses and aids and those on the Oncology floor.  He wanted to give back and so, in Colon’s memory, they established The Variety 4 Family Lounge.  This room is filled with comfort and reminders of home, a place to go and get away from the sterile hospital room.  The amount of friends Colin had just spoke volumes to who he was.  He enjoyed life to the fullest and even attended Oklahoma State University for a brief period.  He was an amazing golfer and dreamed to work in the field in some fashion.  We know for certain, he’s golfing in heaven!
We are, Forever ColinStrong!!

The family just established the C4 Colin’s Crusade Against Childhood Cancer Foundation.  The goal will be to bring awareness to brain cancer, raise money for other kids and their families who are battling cancer and keep Colin’s name alive.  We are creating a memorial walk to be held in 2015 with other’s who’ve passed from brain cancer.

Sue Wegner Errico (Aunt)