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Meet Jacob


Age: 4
Diagnosis: neuroblastoma
Favorite toy: monster trucks

Jacob is a 4-year-old "daddy’s boy" who loves to laugh. When he was just a toddler, what started out as shoulder pain turned into a terrifying diagnosis.

St. Jude patient Jacob

St. Jude patient Jacob

Jacob has been fighting a cancerous tumor.

When I first heard he had cancer, I just hoped he’d have a future.

Jayma, Jacob's mother

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