St. Jude patient Jorge

Meet St. Jude patient Jorge

Jorge
8 years old
Dominican Republic
osteosarcoma

Jorge was a very athletic boy. At home in the Dominican Republic, he played soccer and practiced taekwondo. But when his family learned he suffered from a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, they turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Jorge’s treatment and care. 

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. 

At St. Jude, Jorge’s treatment has included chemotherapy. He will soon undergo surgery on his left knee to remove the tumor. Since starting treatment, Jorge hasn’t been able to be as active as he likes. But his twin brother, Manel, and their sister, Alexandra, help keep him occupied and busy. Jorge and Manel can often be found playing video games and being silly with their sister.