Patient Zara


at age 5
brain tumor

Zara is a blur of motion, whether she’s dancing with her friends or bopping back and forth between her baby sister and parents. She has a kind and giving heart, too, and loves to color pictures for her friends and family.

At St. Jude, Zara’s treatment for a rare brain tumor includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Her parents are grateful the treatment she’s receiving hasn’t slowed her down.

“When you learn your child is sick, you’re lost,” said Arpana, Zara’s mother. “The support we’ve found at St. Jude is just amazing.”

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

This has been a relief for Zara’s family. “They make it so we don’t have those extra stresses,” said Zara’s dad, Jeremy. “We can focus on Zara.”

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