During last year’s holiday season, we introduced you to Chloe, a sweet two-year-old suffering from a brain tumor called ependymoma. See how her care has progressed at St. Jude, and what she's up to now.
In January 2013, Lynda and Alex moved with their 11-month-old twins, Chloe and Hanna, to China for work. Shortly after settling into their new home, Chloe’s parents noticed that her head had started tilting to the side.
They took her to several doctors, who all said there was nothing to worry about. But deep down, Lynda felt there was a problem.
St. Jude is a warm place. Everyone cares about you. When you come to St. Jude, you have hope.
Several weeks later, when Chloe’s family returned to the United States for a visit, Lynda took Chloe to a pediatrician. There, tests revealed Chloe suffered from a brain tumor called an ependymoma.
Chloe underwent surgery to remove the tumor, and after she recovered, her parents turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her treatment.
Chloe underwent two additional surgeries to remove tumor growth, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Today, Chloe is out of treatment and visits St. Jude every three months for checkups.
“St. Jude is a warm place,” Lynda said. “Everyone cares about you. When you come to St. Jude, you have hope.”
Chloe is thriving. She and Hanna are in preschool and love to swim. They’re also taking cheerleading lessons. Chloe looks forward to coming back to St. Jude so she can visit with her doctors and nurses.