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St. Jude patient Kaitlyn smiling.

Kaitlyn keeps shining on

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Friendly and funny, Kaitlyn is a joy to be around. She first came to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at just over a year old in 2017, after her mom noticed a growth that proved to be rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer.

St. Jude patient Kaitlyn at the park.

After completing treatment in January 2018, Kaitlyn was able to go home. But several months later, a checkup at St. Jude found cancer in a lymph node.

St. Jude patient Kaitlyn hugging her mom.

She underwent further treatment that included chemotherapy and proton therapy, and today, said her mom, “She is still cancer free, and that’s great.”


Families, like Kaitlyn's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

St. Jude patient Kaitlyn with her mom.

Despite all she's been through, Kaitlyn's smile shines bright.

St. Jude patient Kaitlyn smiling.

Her mom wants Kaitlyn to have what every child deserves: "Whatever kind of life she wants to have, I hope it’s happy and pain-free."


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