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St. Jude patient Abraham holds a framed photo of himself from when he was in treatment.
St. Jude patient Abraham smiling with his mom

In February 2018, Abraham’s right eye temporarily turned inward. The eye doctor said it was probably muscle weakness, which is 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. 

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. 


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

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

- Abraham's mom

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St. Jude patient Eliza and her mom

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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.

- Abraham's father

A circle icon with a slash over a dollar sign, which indicates families never receive a bill.

Families, like Abraham's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

St. Jude patient Abraham

Abraham, who is now 9 and cancer free, returns to St. Jude for regular checkups. He enjoys fishing with his dad.

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

- Abraham's mother


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