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No More Chemo for Adam!
You’ve probably learned about St. Jude patient Adam through his personal fundraising efforts with Adam’s Army. His journey to St. Jude began in July 2014, when his family learned he suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer. At St. Jude, he underwent two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy. And his treatment wasn’t easy.
It took a while for his cancer to go into remission, and some of his medications made him nauseated and tired. But rather than slowing down, Adam has been dedicated to raising funds for St. Jude. He has always been aware of how costly the medications can be, as his special type of chemotherapy costs nearly $20,000 per dose. But his family will never receive a bill from St. Jude for any of his treatment. Because St. Jude believes all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
So he thought of a way to give back by creating Adam’s Army, and has raised more than $300,000 for children like him who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.
And he recently celebrated the most memorable milestone he’s experienced at St. Jude. After two-and-half years and over 1,000 doses of chemotherapy, he finished his chemotherapy treatment protocol and was thrown a No More Chemo party. His doctors, nurses, friends and family surrounded him during this special time.
And it’s thanks to friends like you that St. Jude patients, like Adam, are able to receive the most exceptional treatment and care — at no cost to the family. Your support helps ensure that more children can celebrate more milestones.
Birthdays for St. Jude
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