Gideon appears in a St. Jude commercial, with his mom talking about her son's St. Jude journey.
When Gideon was a baby, his parents took him to the pediatrician because he had some bruises and a lump on his head.
His doctor also felt a mass in Gideon’s abdomen, and testing showed he had neuroblastoma, a very rare type of cancer that almost always affects children and often starts in the adrenal glands. It was stage 4 and high-risk.
Three days later, Gideon started his first dose of chemotherapy at St. Jude. Scans showed the cancer had spread throughout his body, even causing the lump on his head.
But quickly, his treatment began to work.
After more than a year of treatment, Gideon went home cancer-free in January 2017.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.
When he’s back home and just being a kid, Gideon is doing great in school and loves geology and digging for rocks. He also plays baseball and is a loving big brother.