Meet Alex

After it was found that Alex suffered from neuroblastoma, he began treatment at St. Jude. And when Alex's cancer returned, his family again turned to St. Jude for hope.

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St. Jude patient alex with his mom
 
 
 

When Alex was just 3 years old, tests revealed he suffered from neuroblastoma, a type of solid tumor. The family traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Alex underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

St. Jude gave us hope,” said his mom, Cristina.

St. Jude patient Alex with his mom

In January of 2016, when he was 8 years old, Alex’s cancer returned. The family came back to St. Jude, where his treatment will include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a bone marrow transplant.

St. Jude has been a tremendous blessing for us,” Cristina explained.

St. Jude patient Alex
 
 

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

 

St. Jude has given my son a second chance at life.

Cristina, mom of St. Jude patient Alex

St. Jude patient alex with his mom
 

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