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Meet Pepe's family

When Pepe was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, his family came to St. Jude for treatment. A year before that, Pepe’s aunt, Heather, was treated at St. Jude for an extremely rare form of blood cancer. Watch their journey as a family, and how they found hope in the midst of tragedy.

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Chapter 1: Heather, Pepe's aunt

"I was just a regular 17-year-old and then when I heard it, I didn't know what to think... I felt I was where I was supposed to be."


Chapter 2: Sonia, Pepe's grandmother

"If St. Jude didn't exist, I don't know what would have become of my family. For me, my heart is in St. Jude."


Capítulo 3: Second chances

"I couldn't imagine any other place doing this for us. For them to make sure that not only you or the person going through it but the whole family is ok."

-Heather, Pepe's aunt


Chapter 4: Tiffany, Pepe's mom

"When I found out that he had cancer, I didn't know if he would be able to achieve his dream of being a police officer or basketball player. But St. Jude gave us that opportunity to see that in him."

St. Jude patient Pepe.

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.

Let's cure childhood cancer. Together.

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