In 2015, when Camila was just 5 years old, blood tests revealed she suffered from acute myeloid leukemia. After undergoing treatment in her home country of Nicaragua, the cancer did not go into remission. That’s when her family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her continuing treatment and care.
Camila (second from right) and fellow patients, Sarah (left), Katherin and Hender, pose in front of the ABCs of Cancer wall at St. Jude.
“St. Jude is the greatest place. There’s nothing better for patients and their families. St. Jude is like heaven on earth.”
Camila’s mom, Erenia
St. Jude patient Camila interacts with varsity cheerleaders visiting the hospital.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Today, Camila is finished with treatment and she returns to St. Jude for regular checkup appointments. Erenia describes Camila as a little cyber child. “She plays video games and she likes to play games on my cell phone,” she said. She loves to sing and dance. Camila also loves animals, especially dogs.
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