Signs of Calvin's cancer emerged in June 2018 when, after a family bike ride, his mom noticed his leg was swollen and he had a bump on his back.
A CT scan and a biopsy showed Calvin had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, with tumor growth in five places: his pelvis, hips, stomach, lung and neck.
As his parents discussed treatment options with their medical team, something one doctor said stood out:
At St. Jude, Calvin underwent chemotherapy, proton therapy and radiation treatments. Through it all, he kept his mom and the nurses laughing.
Families, like Calvin's, never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Calvin continues to receive treatment at St. Jude, having experienced a recurrence of cancer in 2020.
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