Sept

Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month

Together
for Jordyn

St. Jude patient Jordyn
age 13  |  blood cancer

 

In late 2014, Jordyn started to complain about aches and pains. Since she was a competitive gymnast, her doctor thought it was related to a sports injury. But then Jordyn developed a persistent fever and was often in tears because she felt so bad.

Jordyn was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). About 3,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with ALL in the U.S. each year, making this blood cancer the most common childhood cancer.

St. Jude patient Jordyn

Jordyn, a competitive gymnast, is an A student who loves to read and tell jokes and riddles.

Within a week, Jordyn was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude has helped increase the survival rates for ALL from 4% before opening more than 50 years ago, to 94% today. At St. Jude, Jordyn’s treatment included two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy.

Jordyn finished treatment in 2017 and now visits St. Jude for checkups. She’s back to training at the gym and, during a recent gymnastics competition, Jordyn brought home three gold medals.

Join St. Jude in September to help patients, like Jordyn, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s end childhood cancer. Together.

We knew St. Jude was the best place for childhood cancer. We knew that when families go to St. Jude, they have no worries. They’re going to be taken care of.

Jordyn's mother, Chastity

 
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

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