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St. Jude patient Keeton graduating from kindergarden
St. Jude patient Lily picking flowers with her sister
St. Jude patient tyler at space camp

Fun summer activities for St. Jude kids


Summer is here, which means that families are hitting the road to go on that long awaited vacation. But for St. Jude patients and their families, summer vacations can provide a challenge. However, St. Jude strives to provide treatment on an outpatient basis as much as possible, so children can spend more time at home. Check out what these nine patients have been up to during their summer breaks in 2019.

St. Jude patient Braxton with floaties on a summer break

Braxton | Swimming

Braxton completed treatment for a cancerous brain tumor at St. Jude last summer. Very recently, this California boy went for his first-ever swim!

St. Jude patient Emma celebrating her 13th birthday

Emma Grace | Raising animals

Emma Grace’s summer has been busy! She turned 13, celebrated seven years cancer-free, attended camp and is raising 12 chickens and two ducks – all while also training for a 10k!

St. Jude patient George kayaking in Ireland

George | Kayaking

George and his family spent a part of their summer vacation kayaking – in Galway, Ireland! “It was our first family overseas trip,” said George’s mom. “We all had a blast.”

St. Jude patient keeton in his cap and gown during graduation

Keeton | Graduating

Just a month after his No More Chemo party, St. Jude leukemia patient Keeton kicked off the summer by taking part in St. Jude Kindergarten Graduation!

St. Jude patient tyler at space camp

Tyler | Space camp

Tyler spent a week at Space Camp. He met astronauts, ate space food and learned about rockets. “Learning about space was awesome,” he said.

St. Jude patient Bryce with sister on a fishing trip

Bryce | Traveling

Bryce and his sister Chloe are excited about traveling this summer with their family and going fishing.

St. Jude patient Brody with his mom

Brody | Being active

Having completed treatment at St. Jude for medulloblastoma, Brody is living it up this summer, riding his bike to the park every day with his buddies, swimming, boating, fishing and playing all day.

St. Jude patient Kaylee at her dance recital

Kaylee | Dance Recital

This summer, Kaylee has spent a lot of time outdoors. She especially loves to hike. Kaylee also performed in a dance recital.

St. Jude patient Lily kicking

Lily | Nature walks

Little Lily is busy kicking cancer to the curb this summer, but she and her twin sister also stop to smell the flowers outside St. Jude housing.


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