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.
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.
Luna and her family turned to St. Jude again, where she underwent another bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy.
Families, like Luna's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.