"Kid of the Quarter" tours upcoming Colorado Springs Children's Hospital

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A new state-of-the-art Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, is currently under construction, and the "Kid of the Quarter" got a tour of the new facility on Wednesday.

Markus Jacobs is 14-years-old and survived Osteosarcoma after doctors found a mass on his leg. 

"I'm just seeing how the hospital is going, and it's amazing," Jacobs said.

Markus even got his own special plaque with his favorite inspirational saying: "Fear is an illusion."

Now he's grateful that other kids fighting cancer will get a chance to win their battle close to home.

"The hospital gave me a second chance at life," Jacobs said. "I'm gonna take every moment and just savor it... Sorta like a good spaghetti!"

The hospital is expected to be completed by early 2019.

Latest Local News