Take the Time Today to Send Cole Dieckman a Birthday Card ON His Birthday

Last night while on Facebook, I saw my sister share a story on her Facebook wall that just moved me…

It was posted by a blogger named Jen about her cousin’s little boy, Cole.

I’m copying and pasting her post, along with it’s link to her blog. I URGE you to take the time today to send Cole a card. First thing this morning I sent him an e-card. TODAY’s his brithday… it would be wonderful to have him showered with birthday love from around the country.

Jen’s post:

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



Take the Time Today to Send Cole Dieckman a Birthday Card ON His Birthday was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. Cole Dieckman
    (January 9, 2007 – January 16, 2012)

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    Cole Dieckman, age 5, of Joy, Illinois passed away at his home on Monday, January 16, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. His courageous 16 month battle with cancer, finally over. A celebration of his life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Aledo, Illinois. Burial will be in Wagner Cemetery, rural Grandview, Iowa (Louisa County). Those wishing not to travel to the cemetery are welcome to later come to the Mercer County V.F.W. to join the family in a time of food and fellowship. Visitation is Friday, January 20, 2012 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Aledo First Baptist Church. The family request, that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to University of Iowa Child Life Dept. or Dance Marathon. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

    Cole Henry-Neal Dieckman was born January 9, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska to Caleb Henry and Dawn Carroll (Morrison) Dieckman. He was excited when he was a big enough boy to attend New Boston Elementary Pre-School. He liked to do arts and crafts, play in the sandbox and especially play with his brother and cousins. Cole loved farming with Grandpa and had a love of John Deere and semis. He was best buddies with his puppies, Sadie and Cooper. Cole was a strong willed little boy and had a smile that lit up a room. He will be deeply missed by his family.

    Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Caleb and Dawn Dieckman and his big brother, Caden Jeffery Miller, all of Joy, IL; grandparents, Randy and Chris Morrison, Joy, IL and Bob and Vicki Hedden, Wilton, IA and his great grandmother, Norma Morrison, Joy, IL.

    He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Randy “Tucker” Dieckman.

    Online condolences may be left at http://www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

  2. Thank you for sharing this… my heart is heavy. What a life this little guy packed into 5 years. My heart is with his family. xo Audrey

Take the Time Today to Send Cole Dieckman a Birthday Card ON His Birthday was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland