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St. Jude patient Kaylee smiling, wearing her Cool to be Kind tee shirt.

Kaylee is brimming with optimism

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Kaylee has a big, beautiful smile and loves to dance with her parents and sister. And she's forever optimistic.

She has fun. Kaylee doesn't complain about anything at all.

Jennifer, Kaylee's mom

St. Jude patient Kaylee at 16 smiling while wearing a purple flower wreath in front of a black and white striped backdrop.

Kaylee at 16 years


In December 2014, Kaylee developed headaches and was often tired.

When tests revealed she suffered from a brain tumor, her family was devastated.

Kaylee, paciente de St. Jude, sonriente con una camiseta con las palabras "Cool to be Kind"

She underwent surgery to remove the tumor, which was identified as a medulloblastoma. Kaylee’s family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her continuing care.


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

St. Jude patient Kaylee smiling while hiking with her family in the mountains.

Kaylee (right) with her sister and parents


At St. Jude, Kaylee’s treatment included radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Kaylee’s family is grateful for everything St. Jude has provided for them.

St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign commercial of Jennifer Aniston and St. Jude patient Kaylee.

Kaylee joined actress Jennifer Aniston for a commercial as part of the 2021 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign


Kaylee is finished with treatment and is cancer free. She returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

She is a junior in high school and is dual-enrolled in her local community college. She also started a job she loves and is about to get her driver’s permit.

St. Jude patient Kaylee in a red suit jacket, black top hat and holding a cane.

Kaylee amazes us. She's smiling every day. She keeps us going.

Jennifer, Kaylee's mom


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