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For quite some time in 2021, Chance was continually sick to his stomach. It was thought to be a virus, then something bacterial, then gastroparesis.

Chance woke up one morning not only sick to his stomach but screaming with a headache.

St. Jude patient Chance with his mother.

His mom rushed him to the emergency room where they did scans. “By 8:30 a.m.,” she said, “our life was over. It was a tumor, a huge brain tumor.”


Chance was diagnosed with metastatic medulloblastoma. Following surgery, he was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where he has received chemotherapy and proton therapy treatments to his brain and spine.

St. Jude patient Chance and his mother smiling.

“That one bill from our local children’s hospital took everything I had,” said his mom. “It’s like this marvelous gift, and I don’t know how you explain that to people. I know people know you don’t get a medical bill, but there’s so much more.”


Because of donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


“When you get this diagnosis and the love of your life has such impossible odds, the greatest gift anyone can give you is hope. And that’s what St. Jude has given us,” she said. “One thing we have learned is, there is always hope. No matter your circumstance, there is always a chance. St. Jude gave us our Chance – literally and figuratively…. I only have him now because of St. Jude.”


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