Meet St. Jude Kids





Elizabeth
California
14 years old
osteogenesis imperfecta


A month before Elizabeth was born, her parents learned the heartbreaking news that their baby was seriously underdeveloped. Her chances of living past 10 months were slim. Elizabeth’s condition was diagnosed as type III osteogenesis imperfecta, known as brittle bone disease. Her parents began to search for effective treatment options. This search led to them to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where doctors were treating the symptoms of brittle bone disease with bone marrow transplants. Elizabeth received a bone marrow transplant and regular stem cell infusions.  Today, Elizabeth enjoys singing and is a part of a choir group. When she grows up, she wants to be a pediatrician and an artist.