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St. Jude patient Eliza smiling while sitting and wearing a green dress and a yellow bow.

St. Jude patient Eliza

St. Jude patient Eliza smiling while held by her dad.

St. Jude patient Eliza and her dad


At Eliza’s 4-month well-child visit, her pediatrician referred her to an ophthalmologist after testing her eyes. The ophthalmologist, in turn, referred Eliza to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because a tumor was visible in the baby’s right eye.


Eliza had retinoblastoma, or eye cancer, and it was found in both her eyes at St. Jude.

Eliza underwent systemic chemotherapy, finishing in July 2022, and now returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

St. Jude patient Eliza smiling

St. Jude patient Eliza and her mom

A circle icon with a slash over a dollar sign, which indicates families never receive a bill.

Families, like Eliza's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

St. Jude patient Adalyn with her mom

Eliza is a joyful, playful little girl, and her laugh is infectious.

“Most of her life has been hospitals, doctors’ offices, but you can still see her personality shine in those places, in the darkest moments,” said her dad.


St. Jude has saved her life. People giving of their own money, it's helped my baby girl. And then, you know, they're able to do research and help other children. So it's not just my little world. It's children all over the world.

- Eliza's mom

St. Jude patient Aspen receiving a hug from her father.

When you support St. Jude, you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer, like Eliza. Together, we can save more lives.

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