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Patient Hannah, age 3, acute myeloid leukemia

Meet Hannah

After receiving a devastating diagnosis, Hannah's family turned to St. Jude, where they would be free to focus on her treatment.

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When Hannah developed tiny red dots, called petechiae, on her body, her parents thought it might be a rash. Her doctor thought it was related to a virus and sent Hannah for bloodwork. The results were devastating.

Hannah had acute myeloid leukemia, but because of a genetic mutation, Hannah would need a transplant. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hannah’s treatment has included chemotherapy and a haploidentical transplant.

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"We’re blessed to be here because St. Jude makes it so we really can just focus on her."

Chandra, Hannah's mom

And Hannah’s family will 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.


 Hannah is an outgoing girl who loves music and looks forward to her visits with the music therapist at St. Jude.

“This completely changed our focus from ‘how are we going to take care of our bills?’ to just concentrating on Hannah,” said her mom. “We’re blessed to be here because St. Jude makes it so we really can just focus on her.”

Editor's Note: We regret to inform you that Hannah lost her battle with cancer in August 2018.

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