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St. Jude patient Abraham smiling with his teddy bear.

Abraham gets his strength from his family

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Abraham has always been happy engaging in activities like painting and piecing together puzzles. "He likes the artistic side very much," said his father.

St. Jude patient Abraham with teddy bear in hand, looking up smiling.

In February 2018, Abraham’s right eye temporarily turned inward. The eye doctor said it was probably muscle weakness, common at that age. But Abraham started having headaches in the morning and would sometimes throw up. Even watching TV made the little boy’s head hurt. 

St. Jude patient Abraham on a turtle sculpture at the park.

A CT scan finally revealed the cause of Abraham’s issues: He had a mass on his brain, identified as a cancerous brain tumor called a medulloblastoma. 

St. Jude patient Abraham smiling while held by his mom.

“As a parent, you spend your whole life trying to keep your children from getting hurt,” said his mom, Andrea. “It broke my heart. It made me so scared for him.” 

Abraham underwent months of treatment, including radiation therapy and chemotherapy, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 


Families, like Abraham's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

St. Jude patient Abraham smiling with his mom, dad, sister and teddy bear.

Abraham, who is now 6, is cancer free, and returns to St. Jude for regular checkups. He loves playing outside with his sister, coloring with his dad, and is very excited to be learning to read. 

St. Jude patient Abraham at home with his mother, father and sister.

Every experience at St. Jude, you feel loved. St. Jude has given us hope, love, and a home away from home.

Andrea, Abraham's mother


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