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St. Jude patient Kamryn wearing a black shirt and showing off his muscles.

St. Jude patient Kamryn


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.

St. Jude patient Kamryn hugging his mom, Melissa.

St. Jude patient Kamryn and his mom

St. Jude patient Kamryn wearing a white St. Jude shirt and smiling into the distance.

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.

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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.


Kamryn celebrated the end of treatment in April 2022 with a No More Chemo party.

This little boy loves learning and going to school.

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St. Jude patient Kamryn smiling against a white background

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