Meet our patients



Patient Angelica

Angelica, age 7
Illinois
blood cancer (acute myeloid leukemia)

When Angelica’s family learned she had acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, they were devastated. “My world crashed to a halt,” said her mother. Angelica was referred to St. Jude for treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiation therapy, followed by a bone marrow transplant that saved her life. Angelica is now finished with treatment and comes to St. Jude regularly for checkups. She loves playing dress-up and pretending she’s a movie star.

Patient Audrey

Audrey, age 2
Louisiana
cancerous tumor (neuroblastoma)

Audrey is undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma at St. Jude. She started on a treatment plan that included chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumor, a bone marrow transplant, radiation therapy and antibody therapy. Then, on the last day of Audrey’s treatment, scans indicated signs of cancer in her right leg. Audrey’s continuing treatment at St. Jude includes chemotherapy, antibody therapy and a natural killer (NK) cell transplant. Audrey is a happy girl who loves to laugh and dance.

Patient Sebastian

Sebastian, age 7
Florida
brain tumor (medulloblastoma)

In June 2014, Sebastian’s family learned he suffered from a rare brain tumor called medulloblastoma. At St. Jude, Sebastian’s treatment has included chemotherapy and radiation therapy. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Sebastian loves math and likes to play soccer and video games. When Sebastian grows up, he wants to be a professional soccer player.

St. Jude Patient Christopher

Christopher, age 3
Tennessee
eye cancer

When Christopher was 9 months old, doctors found he suffered from retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina, in both eyes. At St. Jude, his treatment has included chemotherapy, cryotherapy and laser therapy. “St. Jude is awesome,” said his mom. “I can’t even put into words how wonderful it is. Christopher gets excited every time we come.” Christopher is an outgoing, energetic boy who loves playing with cars and watching Scooby-Doo.