Meet Jenny

age 6, blood cancer

St. Jude patient Jenny

Jenny was a very smart and artistic girl. She was detail oriented and liked to play with toys that she could assemble, especially Legos®. But after having repeated respiratory illnesses at home in Honduras, Jenny was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

After undergoing treatment at their local hospital, Jenny’s cancer relapsed in December of 2015. She was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 
St. Jude patient Jenny

Jenny receives a kiss from her mom.

At the time, Jenny finished treatment and returned to St. Jude for regular checkup appointments. Her parents were very grateful for the care and additional support they had received at St. Jude.

Patient Jenny with her dad
St. Jude not only gives my daughter the medical care that she needs, but they help our entire family. I never imagined that it would be this way.

Ramon, Jenny's dad

Editor's Note: We regret to inform you that Jenny passed away in June 2019.

 

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