St. Jude patient Abigail

Meet Abigail

The first sign of trouble was dramatic: Abigail fell while walking and fractured her spine. By the time she could walk again three days later, she had received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and been referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for treatment. Abigail is undergoing two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy.

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Meet Hayli

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Meet Josiah

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