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Thatcher, paciente de St. Jude, celebrando sus cumpleaños
Paciente de St. Jude, Maria Isabella
Ingram, paciente de St. Jude, celebrando la graduación de su hermana mayor

St. Jude families create special moments during quarantine


While difficult at times, quarantining during COVID-19 has allowed St. Jude patients and their families, while respecting social distance, to let their creativity flourish in ways that has brought them closer together. See how some of our patients spent their time during quarantine.

Video de María Isabella celebrando su fiesta de 'No Más Quimio' con su familia

María Isabella | No More Chemo Party

María Isabella celebrated one of the most exciting moments of her life during quarantine: her last day of chemotherapy. Although circumstances didn’t allow for her family to celebrate as they had planned, they were met with a cheerful caravan of decorated cars and people waving signs to celebrate with them outside of St. Jude.

Thatcher, paciente de St. Jude, celebrando sus cumpleaños en el hospital St. Jude

Thatcher | Celebrating a 5th birthday

Thatcher just turned 5 years old, and although his family had to postpone the party they had planned, he celebrated his birthday at St. Jude with his family during the quarantine. "Thatcher had a blast," said his dad.

Nova, paciente de St. Jude, pasando tiempo afuera

Nova | Soaking up some sun

Nova is growing up so fast! She loves to have fun in the sun and in style. She and her family enjoyed a warm and very enjoyable day at the beach while respecting social distancing.

Jayson, paciente de St. Jude, preparando una fiesta de aniversario para sus padres

Jayson | Celebrating an anniversary

Jayson joined his two sisters to give his parents a beautiful and thoughtful surprise on their 24th wedding anniversary. The siblings set up a dinner with their own invitations and menu, all with a pirates theme, and had a table reserved just for their parents.


Miguel | One more dance

During his time at home, Miguel practiced and learned some dance moves with the help of his mom. He loves music too!

Sofía, paciente de St. Jude, pasando tiempo con sus hermanas afuera

Sofía | Spending time with family

Sofia's family traveled from Ecuador to St. Jude when she was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, she has been out of treatment for several years. "All of us being at home during this time is chaotically beautiful," her mom said. "We are together and we focus on the good things."

Ingram, paciente de St. Jude, celebrando la graduación de su hermana junto a su familia

Ingram | Prom from home

After prom was cancelled, Ingram and his family chose their best outfits and held a special prom-themed dinner to honor his older sister, Madison.

Dahilaris, paciente de St. Jude, enseñando su armario para su muñeca

Dahiralis | Arts and crafts

Three-year-old Dahiralis is undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma at St. Jude. She's been doing different crafts during quarantine, including making a closet for her Barbie doll's clothes.

Video de Madison, paciente de St. Jude, celebrando su graduación

Madison | Graduation caravan

While Madison's original graduation plans had to change during quarantine, that didn't stop her family and friends from surprising her with a joyful and noisy procession of cars around her house.


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