Isaac’s family did not pay for this procedure, because families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Tiffany said, “The medical care itself would be more than what most anyone could do financially, and then we didn’t have to worry about housing, we didn’t have to worry about food, we didn’t have to worry about any of those things, and we got to focus on Isaac.”
Isaac has been doing well post-transplant, going home to his family and returning to St. Jude for checkups. He started preschool in 2017.
“He told me, ‘Mom, I’ll miss St. Jude,’” said Tiffany. “And I told him, ‘You know, we’re going to come back for visits, and we’re still going to see the doctors. We just don’t have to stay.’ He was so ready to go home, and yet I think St. Jude becomes a part of you; it becomes a part of who you are and your experience. It’s been a life-changing experience in the most humbling of ways.”