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St. Jude patient Felicity

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St. Jude commercial where patient Felicity's mother talks about her daughter's St. Jude story.

Felicity appears in a St. Jude commercial, with her mother talking about her daughter's St. Jude story.


Felicity's story

When Felicity’s mom took her to the pediatrician for routine vaccinations at 4 months old, she was a nervous wreck.

“Being a first-time mommy, I was so scared about her getting her shots,” she said. In fact, she was about to learn something truly terrifying. Felicity had hydrocephalus, which led to the discovery of tumors in her brain and spine.

The diagnosis was desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma: not cancer, but aggressive and deadly all the same.

St. Jude patient Felicity with her parents.

St. Jude patient Felicity with her parents

red stars artwork by St. Jude patient Ty
St. Jude patient Felicity holding her face with both of her hands.
St. Jude patient Felicity being held by her mom in a hospital room.

The family sought a referral to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and arrived on Father’s Day 2017. 

If we would have chosen not to come to St. Jude, I don't feel like Felicity would be with us today.

- Felicity's mom

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Families, like Felicity's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.


At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Felicity’s treatment included several different chemotherapies that succeeded in shrinking the tumors, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies to ensure she met her milestones.

She spent her first Christmas and her first birthday in treatment, but, true to her name, she stayed an incredibly happy baby throughout.

St. Jude patient Felicity wearing a Christmas outfit and looking at Santa Claus in a hospital hallway.

St. Jude patient Felicity celebrating her first Christmas at St. Jude

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St. Jude patient Aspen receiving a hug from her father.

St. Jude patient Felicity with her family


And today, Felicity is thriving. She loves swimming, acting out fairy tales, and playing with her two little brothers.

January 2024 will mark six years since Felicity was in active treatment. Her most recent checkups at St. Jude showed her tumors remain stable. 

St. Jude is ... well, it's become our second home. It's the best thing that could have happened to us in this situation... I don't even have the words to say what I want to say, because it makes me teary-eyed.

-  Felicity's mom


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St. Jude patient Felicity and her mom smiling while extending their arms out.
red stars artwork by St. Jude patient Ty

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