When Keeton was first found to suffer from leukemia, his mother, Ginna, didn’t know what to expect. “It’s an experience I never want anybody to go through,” she said. “But when we got to St. Jude, I was amazed. This place is beautiful.”
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
And being the energetic boy that he is, Keeton hasn’t let treatment slow him down. Showcasing his expressive personality, he has no trouble making friends around the hospital.
“Keeton, he loves everybody. He’s gotten to where he hugs everybody at St. Jude,” said Ginna. “He loves everybody and I love them, too. I’m grateful for everybody at St. Jude.”
St. Jude patient Keeton and his mother
Families like Keeton’s never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.