Angelica, age 8
blood cancer (acute myeloid leukemia)
After being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, Angelica was referred to St. Jude for treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiation therapy, followed by a bone marrow transplant. Angelica is now finished with treatment and comes to St. Jude regularly for checkups. “Everything about Angelica is special,” her mom said. “Her smile, her playfulness, her whole life. Because she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Sebastian, age 7
brain tumor (medulloblastoma)
Nothing prepared Sebastian’s family for the day in June 2014 when they learned he had a rare brain tumor called medulloblastoma. At St. Jude, Sebastian’s treatment included chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He recently finished treatment and celebrated with a No Mo’ Chemo party. Sebastian now visits St. Jude for checkups. He plays soccer and loves hanging out with his friends.
Saniya, age 3
eye cancer (retinoblastoma)
When Saniya was a baby, tests revealed she suffered from retinoblastoma, an eye cancer. Her family turned to St. Jude for her treatment. Shortly after arriving at St. Jude, Saniya’s left eye needed to be removed to stop the cancer from spreading, and she was fitted with a prosthetic eye. She then underwent six rounds of chemotherapy. Saniya is now finished with treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups.
Jaiden, age 6
lymph system cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma)
At St. Jude, Jaiden’s treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma included chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Jaiden is now finished with treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups. He’s doing great in school and loves watching televised wrestling.
Brady, age 7
bone marrow disorder (myelodysplastic syndrome)
In 2013, tests revealed Brady had myelodysplastic syndrome, which is bone marrow failure with a genetic cause. He needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. At St. Jude, Brady received chemotherapy, followed by a lifesaving transplant. He now visits St. Jude for regular checkups. Brady loves playing video games and being a big brother to his two younger siblings, who are also receiving treatment at St. Jude for the same disorder.