In April 2015, blood work revealed Avery Ella suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Avery Ella’s treatment includes two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy. She has responded well to treatment and her cancer is in remission.
Avery Ella loves to cook with her grandmothers and go on nature walks.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. Avery Ella’s family is grateful for the care she is receiving. “I was so impressed when we arrived,” said her mother, Renee. “When Avery Ella is inpatient, the staff-to-patient ratio is low, which is incredible."
“You wouldn’t get this quality of care anywhere else. Everyone has been so wonderful — the doctors, the nurses, the Child Life.”
Avery Ella's mom, Renee