Meet Calvin

Calvin's family turned to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for his treatment for a brain tumor because it has the world's best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood diseases.

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“I like everything about St. Jude,” said Calvin. “I like the kids, the doctors and the nurses.” It gives Calvin’s family comfort to know how much he loves the hospital.

 
 

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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St. Jude patient Calvin was found to have a non-cancerous brain tumor in 2016.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, like craniopharyngioma. And St. Jude might not be in your community, but our research and discoveries are —  St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

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St. Jude patient Calvin

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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