When Melissa learned she was going to be a mom, she hoped for a boy. Smiley, happy baby Kamryn was her dream come true.
But at two years old, Kamryn started crying all day at daycare and showing other unusual behaviors. Melissa took him to the pediatrician, where bloodwork indicated he had a form of blood cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Kamryn was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he would undergo more than two years of chemotherapy on the Total 17 protocol.
Kamryn was initially scared at the hospital, but over time he formed special relationships with his care team. He loved activities like Music Therapy and took his medicine “like a champ,” said Melissa.
Kamryn celebrated the end of treatment in April 2022 with a No More Chemo party. This little boy loves learning and going to school.
Families, like Kamryn's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.
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