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St. Jude patient Luna.

Luna has a light that shines everywhere she goes

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Luna has a beautiful smile and a light that shines everywhere she goes. When she started to feel sick and stopped acting like herself, her parents became concerned. Doctors in her hometown in Guatemala confirmed what her parents had feared, Luna had leukemia.

St. Jude patient Luna smiling and hugging her father.

Luna was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where doctors placed her on a treatment plan that included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Eleven months later, Luna and her family were given the okay to return home to Guatemala, but a month after their arrival, red spots appeared on Luna’s legs.

Her cancer was back.

St. Jude patient Luna smiling while getting a kiss from her father.

Luna and her family turned to St. Jude again, where she underwent another bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy.


Because of generous donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


Her dad said, “St. Jude not only offers new treatment without a cost to us, but along with that treatment comes empathy and a lot of warmth.”


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