FORT STOCKTON -- The Make-A-Wish foundation threw a party for Cole Mitchell in Fort Stockton. He's been battling cancer for one and a half years and overcame many obstacles. This party was meant to cheer him up, but it too was struck by tragedy.
People packed the barn to celebrate Cole Mitchell's determination.
"He is a fighter, he is my hero." said Cole's grandmother.
The building is owned by Donald Herschap, one of Cole's friends. He helped Cole plan this Make-A-Wish party, and wanted to make it special for the little wrestling fan. Sadly Donald died a week ago before he was able to see the party through.
"Donald has always been there for Cole," said Vicki
Mitchell, Cole's Mother. "And whatever he needed he asked Donald."
The death of his friend hit Cole hard and he wanted to cancel this party. But close family and friends insisted he go through with it, in Donald's memory.
"He would want us to have the party for Cole," said Mitchell
The party was a big success and in the end Cole and his family got a surprise of a lifetime. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting another wish, sending Cole and his family to meet with some of his favorite wrestlers.
I asked Cole what he was feeling. He replied, “Joy, excitement."