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Gideon is being treated for neuroblastoma

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In late 2015, Gideon started to fuss more than usual.

His parents, Katie and Gary, assumed he was teething.

When Gideon developed bruises above his eyes and a lump on his head, they became alarmed.


Tests soon revealed Gideon suffered from stage IV neuroblastoma, a type of cancerous tumor, and he was referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


Families, like Gideon's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

St. Jude patient gideon with his family

Once he arrived at St. Jude, Gideon’s underwent surgery to remove the primary tumor.

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    His treatment also included a bone marrow transplant, radiation therapy and antibody therapy manufactured right on the St. Jude campus.

    Gideon completed treatment in early 2017 and now visits St. Jude for yearly appointments.

    St. Jude patient Gideon giving a hug to a friend in the hallway

    St. Jude patient Gideon giving a hug to a friend in the hallway

    He loves all things sports and started t-ball recently.

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    Gideon is also excited about becoming a big brother when his mom gives birth to a baby girl this fall.


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