Meet Major

He was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at age 2. 

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When Major and two of his older siblings, Jasmine and Ja-Kasha, arrive at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, they greet everyone they see like family. The siblings have sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent the normal flow of blood in the body. They’ve been coming to St. Jude for treatment since they were babies. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, such as sickle cell disease. Major’s treatment at St. Jude includes hydroxyurea.


St. Jude patient Major
with his mom


“Everybody is wonderful,” said the children’s mom, Demetrius. “You can’t believe how nice all the staff members are. From the time you walk in, they make you feel welcome and part of the family.” Major is happy little boy who loves playing with his siblings and watching Paw Patrol.”

Demetrius, St. Jude patient Major's mom

St. Jude patient Major with his mom

St. Jude patient Major


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