Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia Dr. Cole had a posh upbringing to a well to do family. Always aspiring to be a doctor ever since a young age, he was fascinated with the human body and how resilient it was. As he aged he excelled in most of his classes, soon able to attend the Dalhousie University for his medical degree. A specialist in Emergency Medicine/Anesthesiology, he was partially sponsored by the Doctors without Borders organization, and once he graduated he enlisted fulltime to work for them. It was an ungrateful living; the pay was far less then he'd get elsewhere, the work dangerous, but Dr. Cole has a heart of gold and does his best to help others.
A member of Doctors without Borders, Dr. Cole was sent to Chernorussia during the 2009 bloody civil war, helping to heal the wounded and to assist in South Zagoria and the worst hit areas. He has worked alongside the CDF in an unofficial capacity, typically protected by them while working at the field hospitals. There was some friction between himself and them do to their treatment of the Chedaki and their efforts to exterminate them, as Dr. Cole prefers to see no bloodshed. He has never raised a hand to harm another, holding true to his Hippocratic oath.
He was recalled from Chernorussia in November of 2014, flying home to his family for a few months before being deployed again elsewhere, travelling the world on one of Doctors without Borders humanitarian aid ships, the Celeste. He saw much of the bad in the world during this time, but also how people with nothing can still band together to help their fellow man, having many stories of villages doing all they could to transport someone to the ports that the Celeste visited. He was always quick to volunteer the dangerous long drives and hikes out to remote locations to render aid for a patient that was simply unable to be moved.
In mid-July the Celeste set sail for Chernorussia to assist in the efforts to help in Miroslavl. By the time it arrived in mid-August, there had been radio silence for weeks from the city, and on arrival they discovered the research centre abandoned, only the infected remaining. The crew of the Celeste mutinied on the Doctors, with some of those on board deciding against pushing out onto land and risking getting infected, where others agreed to depart. Doctor Cole was one of those that departed the Celeste and watched it steam back out to see.
Over the course of a few weeks, his group was whittled down by attacks from the infected, survivors, disease, or losing them to the infection itself. As one of the only immune members, Doctor Cole has struck true to his course of trying to aid those he can, even with the prospects of any meaningful victory growing darker around him every day.