Students put pennies, thoughts 
with 'nice guy'
Robbin Kolberg gets boost from 'penny war' 
at school where his brother teaches


April 10, 2009

Robbin and Christine Kolberg pose in the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Robbin will be staying at the hospital until April 30, undergoing his final treatment for cancer.

JACKSON - Today marks the beginning of the end to treatment that has put Jackson resident Robbin Kolberg's cancer into remission.

Kolberg, who was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma at the end of October, checks in to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for a bone marrow transplant.

The procedure, which is technically a transfusion of his stem cells which were taken earlier, follows four rounds of chemotherapy and will allow for an even better prognosis for a lengthy remission, or possibly a cure.

After Kolberg is released from the hospital on April 30, he has another four to six weeks of recovery before he can go back to work - something he's really looking forward to.

"I've had a lot of couch time the last four months," he said.

His wife Christine and children Hailey, 6, and Taylor, 14, have made the process much easier.




His "100-percent confidence in the cancer center in Froedtert" doesn't hurt either.

His doctor, Timothy Fenske, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin bone marrow transplant specialist, is very optimistic about Kolberg's outcome.

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This story appeared in The Daily News on  April 10, 2009.