Learn more about Itzaer

St. Jude patient Itzaer

1 year old
Puerto Rico
acute lymphoblastic leukemia

When Itzaer was born, doctors discovered his platelet levels were very low. Tests soon revealed that the baby suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. His parents were devastated. “I worried he wouldn’t grow up and play like other children,” said Itzaer’s mother, Soeli. Itzaer was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for treatment, which has included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Itzaer’s parents are grateful for his treatment and care. “We’re so grateful for people who support St. Jude,” said Soeli. “Thanks to them, everything is possible.” Itzaer is a happy, outgoing child who likes to play with his toy cars and always has a smile on his face.


September 2012