St. Jude patient Jesús, age 11, soft tissue cancer

Meet Jesús

In June 2015, Jesús’ family learned he suffered from a type of soft tissue cancer. “I’m thankful that someplace like St. Jude exists,” says his mom.

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In June 2015, Jesús’ family learned he suffered from desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a type of soft tissue sarcoma. They traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for his treatment and care, which includes chemotherapy. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened in 1962. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

“I’m thankful that someplace like St. Jude exists,” said Jesús’ mother, Geraldin. “There’s a lot of moral support from our nurses and doctors, and we receive a lot of hope through them.”

I’m thankful that someplace like St. Jude exists.

Geraldin, Jesús' mom

St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Jesús is in sixth grade. His favorite subject is art and he’s very good at drawing. He likes to play video games and build things with Legos. His favorite Superhero, though he likes them all, is Batman. Jesús also loves to act and participate in talent shows.

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