Patient Jorge


9 years old
Dominican Republic

Jorge has always been an athletic boy. He practiced Taekwondo competitively and played soccer.

But then his family learned he suffered from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Jorge’s treatment at St. Jude has included chemotherapy. 

To prevent the cancer from spreading, Jorge’s left leg from just above the knee was amputated. He was recently fitted with a prosthetic leg. Like everything else he does, Jorge has approached learning to walk again with enthusiasm and laughter. 

Jorge has no doubt that one day soon, he’ll be back to playing sports. 

“St. Jude is a blessing,” said Jorge’s mother, Mercedes. “We’ve never had to worry about the cost of X-rays or scans or medicine. That’s priceless.”

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