A cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family — including grandparents, like those of St. Jude patient Gideon's.
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At 4 years old, Jamelia felt bad and saw blood in her urine. Diagnosed with renal cell cancer, she was referred to
St. Jude for treatment including proton therapy.
Jacob had frequent headaches and wasn’t himself. Diagnosed with leukemia, he was referred to
St. Jude for treatment including chemotherapy to try and save his life.
Levi was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and was quickly referred to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he began chemotherapy.
It started when Alfredo had unexplained bruises and a constant fever. A local doctor who called for bloodwork and results confirmed that he had leukemia.
St. Jude patient Luna started to feel sick, her parents became concerned. Doctors in Guatemala confirmed what her parents had feared, Luna had leukemia.
As an Air Force family stationed abroad, Griffin’s family was living in Germany when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Veteran’s Day 2019.
What started out as a seemingly innocent bump on the head was later heartbreakingly revealed as cancer. Krew was diagnosed with leukemia at just 7 months old.
At 18, Jean Pierre is headed to university. At three years old, he was treated at
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for craniopharyngioma, a slow-growing brain tumor.
Five-year-old Ava had a cancerous brain tumor called medulloblastoma. Referred to
St. Jude, she underwent a second surgery, proton therapy and chemotherapy.
In the summer of 2020, photos taken of
St. Jude patient Sariyah by her mother showed signs of cancerous tumors in both eyes at the age of 18 months.
Around Thanksgiving of 2020, three-year-old Lucas was complaining of headaches. His parents thought he just wanted attention. An MRI indicated something more serious.
Eri’Elle was just two years old when her troubles started. Her mother took her to a pediatrician and insisted they run tests to get to the bottom of her baby’s symptoms.
St. Jude, Scarlet and her mom lived at Target House for half a year while Scarlet was in treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Her family never received a bill from
St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. .
When the lights on the Christmas tree hurt Gabe’s eyes, his mom knew something was wrong.
St. Jude, Calvin underwent chemotherapy, proton therapy and radiation treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue. He continues to receive treatment at
St. Jude, having experienced a recurrence of cancer in 2020.