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Allana’s mother will never forget those terrifying words: “Your child has a brain tumor.” Shockingly, the tumor was over a fourth the size of Allana’s brain.
“The first thing on my mind was making sure I had the money to pay for treatment,” says Aniya’s mom. But Aniya’s family will never receive a bill from St. Jude.
Before Ansley got sick, she loved to dance and sing along to her favorite music. Then she fell severely ill with muscle cell cancer. During a traumatizing time, Ansley responded to music therapy and the tune of an unexpected friendship.
Twelve-year-old Andrew is mature beyond his years, and a constant inspiration to his father, a Commander in the United States Navy.
"Everything about Angelica is special," says her mom, Jarysell. When Angelica was diagnosed the same day Jarysell’s father passed away, it was devastating.
Audrey's family has enough to deal with without having to worry about paying for her treatment.
Brent has been a St. Jude patient since October 2011. He’s undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system.
Camila was found to suffer from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in March 2014. Her family traveled from Puerto Rico to St. Jude for her treatment.
Carrie-Lynn is a teenager from Barbados with a gift for singing. When she was diagnosed with leukemia, her family traveled to the U.S. for treatment.
When routine newborn screening showed that Cedric had sickle cell disease, his family was referred immediately to St. Jude.
An active cheerleader, when Chelsea first started experiencing pain in her left arm, the doctor thought it was growing pains. But it was something far worse.
Despite assurances from several doctors, Chloe’s mom knew something was wrong. When Chloe was diagnosed with a brain tumor, her family found help at St. Jude.