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Against all odds


In January 2009, an unexpected diagnosis threatened to tear Tess’s family apart. Four-year-old Tess had high-risk, stage IV neuroblastoma — a type of cancer with frighteningly low odds of survival.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helped Tess beat those odds to return home and grow up with her two sisters and brother. 


Help our families focus on their sick child, not medical bills.

When you donate, your gift means 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.

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