Meet St. Jude patient Chelsea

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Chelsea, age 12, is an outgoing girl who loves gymnastics. When her family learned she suffered from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in her left arm, they turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her treatment and care. 

Chelsea underwent a special surgery at St. Jude to remove the tumor and replace the diseased bone with a prosthetic. Her St. Jude doctors saved her arm, and physical therapy helped her regain her strength. 

Although treatment was difficult at times, Chelsea’s smile never waned. 

She celebrated the end of her chemotherapy with a No Mo' Chemo party in May 2013, and today, she is cancer free. 

When she grows up, Chelsea wants to be a nurse. When asked what she most grateful for, Chelsea said “everything.”