In July 2016, Calvin’s family learned he had an aggressive, non-cancerous brain tumor called craniopharyngioma. He underwent two surgeries in California, where he lives, after which his family traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for his continuing treatment.
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At St. Jude, Calvin’s treatment included additional surgeries and six weeks of proton therapy. He now visits St. Jude for regular checkups, something he looks forward to. It gives Calvin’s family comfort to know how much he loves the hospital.
“I like everything about St. Jude,” said Calvin. “I like the kids, the doctors and the nurses.”
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