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St. Jude patient J’mari Caldwell greets one of more than 500 monarch butterflies

Two-year-old J’mari Caldwell greets one of more than 500 monarch butterflies that fluttered into a clear, blue sky during Ependymoma Awareness Day at St. Jude. The event is designed to raise awareness about ependymoma—a rare cancer of the brain or spinal cord that affects both children and adults.

The event was a collaboration between St. Jude and the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN) Foundation. CERN is a dedicated group of scientists and adult and pediatric neuro-oncologists working in concert to find a cure for ependymoma.

Reprinted from Promise, Summer 2015

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