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St. Jude patients have heart

Read their stories of living with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Patient Adalyn sits with her mom in a hospital room

St. Jude patient Adalyn with her mom


Get to know St. Jude kids

Our patients are kids who dance, participate in sports, travel and everything in between. They come from all 50 states and around the world. Read about what makes them each a special kid and their journey through treatment of pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude.



Ava was 6 years old when tests revealed that she had a cancerous tumor. Her family traveled from The Bahamas and was referred to St. Jude.
Read Ava's story >

st. jude patient brayden holding up a photo of himself in treatment
st. jude patient charlie smiling with his mom
st. jude patient natalie being held by her mom
st. jude patient kamryn smiling

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Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 

St. Jude patient Pablo with his family

St. Jude patient Pablo with his family


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What is it like to be a patient of St. Jude?

Bouncing between check-ins with their primary doctor and attending school can make for busy schedules, but their experiences don't stop there. Get a glimpse into life at St. Jude, and see what it's like for patients and their families to be at a hospital that goes beyond medical care and approaches treatment in a holistic way.

Experience St. Jude

Experience St. Jude

Discover life inside St. Jude and the people who make it unique.

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The St. Jude School Program by Chili’s

School Program

Read about the St. Jude school program, which provides normal educational activities and can ease the transition back to the child’s school.

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Celebrating at St. Jude

Celebrating at St. Jude

It's important that our patients experience the joy of being a child. That's why we recognize important milestones, make fun memories and let our kids be kids.

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