Patient Stories

St. Jude patients tell their stories in their own words.

Joel's Story

In 1987, doctors discovered that 7-year-old Joel had a tumor in his right shoulder. The tumor, called osteosarcoma, had caused his shoulder to swell and had made tasks such as buckling a seat belt difficult.

Uncommon bond

Follow a story of loss, triumph, and possibility as the parents of three St. Jude patients take you on a journey through their families' battles against cancer.