Finding a home at St. Jude
Charlotte and her family face a long road to recovery following her treatment for a rare disease called aplastic anemia.
These days, Charlotte is doing well. But she has to avoid crowds for a while to come as her new immune system takes hold.
Charlotte got her new immune system in October 2018, when she underwent a bone marrow transplant for a rare disease called aplastic anemia at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This disease occurs in only one or two people per million each year, or around 300 to 600 new cases across all age groups in the U.S.
Prior to that, she underwent radiation therapy and chemotherapy, also at St. Jude, to disable the bone marrow that was producing fatty cells instead of blood cells and thereby threatening her life.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases – like aplastic anemia.
St. Jude and its people have been an immeasurable gift to Charlotte and our family. I never could have imagined the hope, joy and miracles we’ve experienced during such an otherwise very difficult time. St. Jude embraced us like family the moment we walked in the door. There is no other place like it. We are so grateful for Danny Thomas and the people who continue to carry out this loving, selfless vision every single day.
Charlotte is “unicorn-obsessed.” She is also an avid artist, a twin and a big sister. Charlotte returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.
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