Aspen was only a year and ten months when she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.
She underwent lengthy treatment in the Philippines, using a protocol developed and shared by St. Jude doctors and researchers. But six months later, the cancer was spreading again.
With a referral to St. Jude, her family travelled to the United States for the first time.
Families, like Aspen's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.
Even while undergoing cancer treatment at St. Jude, Aspen remained bubbly, happy and playful. But her parents found they were changed.
Now the focus is on living each day to the fullest, with a sense of gratitude.
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