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