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St. Jude patient Leah smiling in a red dress.

Leah expresses her love of life

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At 6 years old, Leah loves being a big sister.

St. Jude patient Leah smiling with her two brothers.

She also loves many other things, which range from princesses and arts and crafts, to dresses, shopping, singing and helping in the kitchen.

“She’s able to express herself and is excited to show off her work,” said Anita, Leah's mom.

St. Jude patient Leah smiling with her hands crossed.

When Leah was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she underwent nine months of chemotherapy, but her cancer persisted.

In March 2019, she was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for continuing treatment, which included a haploidentical transplant with her mother, Anita, as her donor.


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

St. Jude patient Leah with her family.

The transplant was successful and pushed Leah’s cancer into remission.

Today, Leah is back at home and thriving.

St. Jude patient Leah hugging her mom.

St. Jude helped my family to be together. Having her dad and siblings here, too, made it easier, and that’s a blessing.

Anita, Leah's mom


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