Eric and Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s son and daughter-in-law, are currently mourning the loss of a very special child named Colin Hayward Toland.
Colin was a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At age 2, the young boy was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called ependymoma, according to Ithaca Journal. After his diagnosis, he lived another joyous 8 years filled with high media attention, astounding accomplishments for his young age, and lots and lots of love from his family, friends, and community members.
Many knew Colin as “The Youngest Member of the Ithaca Police Department.” He was officially sworn in Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick at 9 years old. Fellow police officers said he had “courage, bravery, compassion, and tenacity,” making him the perfect candidate for a police officer, reported Ithaca Journal.
Colin died at only 10 years old on Saturday, March 17th. His family made the heartbreaking announcement via Facebook.
“Lieutenant Colin returned to the cosmos in the loving embrace of his family. His passing was more peaceful and gentle than we could have imagined. On his last day, he went outside and felt the sun on his face and the wind in his hair,” the family stated.
Eric and Lara were a part of this young boy’s journey — and proud of it. After Colin’s family announced his death, the couple paid a tribute to him on social media.
“We are so saddened by the passing of our dear friend Colin,” Eric said. “Colin, you will forever remain in our hearts — you are the reason we will continue to fight so hard for St. Jude. As Danny Thomas said, ‘No child should ever die in the dawn of life’. RIP buddy.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a cause that Eric has been very passionate about for several years. At age 21, he started The Eric Trump Foundation, which was dedicated to raising funds for the organization. Although he resigned in 2016, he has remained a dedicated advocate.
Please pray for Colin’s family! May God bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Lara has been in the news before. Earlier this year, she excoriated Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and the Democrat Party on Fox News:
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