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St. Jude patient Ay'Den wearing a blue shirt, smiling outside.
 

Ay'Den is a sweetheart

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Ay'Den is a gentle kid with a ready smile – "a sweetheart", as his mother would say – who loves to color and run around with the dogs and play video games.

 
St. Jude patient Ay'Den, smiling outside with wide open arms.
 

When Ay'Den suffered a collapse in December of 2020, his family was afraid he had COVID-19.

They never imagined he would, instead, be diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

 
St. Jude patient Ay'Den, smiling with his mother outside St. Jude, both wearing masks.
 

Ay’Den was quickly referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he began receiving chemotherapy.

 
 

Families, like Ay'Den's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

 
 
St. Jude patient Ay'Den, smiling outside while embraced by his mother.
 

His mom was surprised to find out how much St. Jude does for families.

Seeing her child through cancer during a pandemic was more than difficult but St. Jude gave her renewed hope.

 
St. Jude patient Ay'Den, smiling outside.
 

St. Jude made us comfortable. I don’t know what I would have done without them.

Ay'Den's mother

 
St. Jude patient Ay'Den smiling outside with his mom while flexing his bicep.
 

Ay’Den has now successfully finished cancer treatment.

 
 
 

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