When Ellee was in preschool, she rode 100 laps during the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon at her Virginia school to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“My determined Ellee,” said her mother, Shauna. Ellee rode so many laps on her trike — even more than the big kids — because her mother told her that she was riding to help sick children.
But when Ellee was 6 years old, her family was devastated to learn that their own little girl had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer and the most common form of childhood cancer. Local doctors referred Ellee to St. Jude.
St. Jude patient Ellee with her brother, Hudson and mom, Shauna.