Four-year-old Shekinah is a cheerful girl who is always looking for an opportunity to play with her siblings.
“She’s a very happy girl,” said her mother, Jaimes. “She loves Peppa Pig and all things pink and purple.” But during the early part of 2017, Shekinah suddenly stopped being so active and began to suffer from frequent headaches.
Worried, her mom decided to schedule an appointment with their local physician. After multiple visits to the pediatrician without a definitive answer, Shekinah’s mom took her to a local hospital, where doctors conducted a CT scan. Within hours, the cause of Shekinah’s symptoms was discovered: she suffered from a cancerous brain tumor called medulloblastoma.
St. Jude patient Shekinah is known for her playfulness.