The doctor’s hunch proved true when tests showed Nicole had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer. She was immediately referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At St. Jude, Nicole’s treatment will include three years of chemotherapy.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Nicole likes to draw, paint and read. She’s able to keep up with her high-school coursework back home in Puerto Rico through St. Jude’s school program.
Join St. Jude in September to help patients, like Nicole, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s end childhood cancer. Together.