Meet
Janie

age 3, blood cancer

 

Janie is a busy little lady. Sometimes her medicines slow her down, but for the most part, she is go, go, go — and it’s up to everyone else to keep up if they can.

In early 2017, Janie had some tiny dots on her body and a low platelet count. Then, she developed a swollen belly and trouble walking. In June, she was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood.

 

Her dad, Joe, said, “When we got this diagnosis, I didn't think there was much hope. Growing up, at my age, if anybody had that, it was a bleak future for them.”

Fortunately, Janie was immediately referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude has increased the survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 4% before opening in 1962 to 94% today.

 
 

Three-year-old Janie is undergoing two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy. This means there’s a very good chance she will have beaten cancer by the time she starts kindergarten.

Yet, thanks to St. Jude supporters, her family will pay nothing out of pocket for this care. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Candid video of patient Janie in the car

St. Jude takes away the stress of having to think about how you're going to pay for medical bills, where you're going to stay. They take care of everything, and you can just be there for your child and not have to worry about anything else.
Jonell, Janie's mom

 

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