Miracle Kid: Caleb Poole | KAMR

CANYON, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – As Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Week progresses, we would like to introduce you to families that CMN has helped.

Meet Caleb Poole, who said he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps as a firefighter.

“I want to be an Amarillo firefighter,” Caleb said.

Courtesy: Kellie Poole

Caleb’s mother, Kellie Poole, said he was diagnosed with leukemia just before his fourth birthday.

‘He was three and he was starting to have a fever, he didn’t feel as good as whining. Then he got strep and after four days of taking antibiotics, his fever never broke. He started to pass out, he turned very pale. I took him to his pediatrician and she said something was wrong right away, ”said Poole.

Poole said Caleb’s diagnosis hit the family hard.

Courtesy: Kellie Poole

“It was because the whole family was at home and then especially he and I were gone. My husband was still working, so it hit hard. Not just to find out that your sibling has cancer, but it affected us all, ”said Poole.

She added that the Children’s Miracle Network’s help during this time has been great.

Courtesy: Kellie Poole

“She talked me off the ledge when she learned your child has cancer and you just been in and out of the hospital for two weeks. Then you come home and find bills in your mailbox and he still needs medicine, they helped with that, ”said Poole.

In addition to the fight against leukemia, Caleb hit and beat COVID-19, along with the whole family.

“Our whole family has already had it, including him. He was hospitalized twice for this. It really didn’t hit him that hard. He had a fever and congestion, but he was pretty good, ”said Poole.

Poole said spreading what the Children’s Miracle Network is doing helps not only families like her, but others in the Texas Panhandle as well.

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“A lot of people don’t know that CMN is for your local children and that it even helps with giving money. Many people do not know where it is going or what it does. Giving to our local CMN stays here for our local children and it helps them, ”said Poole.

A friendship born of miracles

If you want to help kids like Caleb, you can donate here.

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