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Emma is the light of her parents’ lives.

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When she was nine months old, Emma stopped trying to sit up.

Her worried parents took her in for a check-up, and their world was turned upside down. Tests revealed that Emma had a mass on her brain.

St. Jude patient Emma walking at the hospital, wearing a mask, hand held by her father.

Her family was told that she might not live until her biopsy just four days later.

She made it to her biopsy and was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® where she was diagnosed with ATRT.

St. Jude patient Emma pointing while on a hospital bed, next to her mother.

Emma’s St. Jude care team put her on a treatment plan that included eight rounds of chemotherapy and proton radiation.

St. Jude patient Emma held by her father and mother, all smiling.

St. Jude allowed us to focus on Emma’s rehabilitation instead of getting an additional job. I can’t imagine the stress of that on top of what we’ve already gone through,” said Emma’s mom.


Today, Emma is back home – playing, laughing and being a healthy two-year-old little girl.


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

St. Jude patient Emma held by her father and mother, all smiling.

Your donation helps give kids like Emma the chance to grow up.

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