Then and now: St. Jude cancer survivor stories and videos

 
 

At St. Jude, our patients come from all walks of life and each has an inspiring story to tell. Because of you, more kids can continue to tell their stories and imagine their own future as a childhood cancer survivor. Discover some of our St. Jude survivor stories.

Jakayla and Javon shine on

 
St. Jude patients Javon and Jakayla

Jakayla and her brother, Javon, were each diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, when they were 2 years old.

 
St. Jude patients Javon and Jakayla

Today, thanks to St. Jude and donors like you, Jakayla and Javon are cancer-free and enjoying life. Read their inspirational story and see Javon's video below.

 
 
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Tori dreams of teaching

 
St. Jude patient Tori

At age 18, Tori was getting ready to go to college when a lump on her chin led to her getting diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer.

 
St. Jude patient Tori

After almost three years of chemotherapy at St. Jude, Tori is thrilled to say that she is a cancer survivor and is studying to become a math teacher. Check out her video below.

 
 
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Jordyn jumps to new heights

 
St. Jude patient Jordyn

At age 8, Jordyn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Within a week, she was referred to St. Jude

 
St. Jude patient Jordyn

Jordyn finished treatment in 2017 and now visits St. Jude for checkups. Her success story doesn't stop there, as she's also back to training at the gym and winning gymnastics competitions. See her video below, and go to her full story.

 
 
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Reid readies his camera

 
St. Jude patient Reid

Reid was only 7 years old when he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of soft tissue cancer. 

 
St. Jude patient Reid with his camera

Now at the age of 12, Reid is not only a cancer survivor, but also an avid golfer and video gamer. Among his interests, he also wants to go into the film industry. "At St. Jude, you witness miracles happen," said Barry, Reid's dad. "St. Jude saved our son's life."

 
 
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