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Grit is being treated for soft tissue cancer

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In late 2017, Grit developed flu-like symptoms and stopped eating. His parents, Laura and Nolan, noticed a lump in his pelvic area.

Tests revealed that Grit had rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer.

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Laura’s aunt, a retired oncology nurse, was familiar with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and she urged them to reach out for a referral.


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to stand with those facing childhood cancer.

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At St. Jude, Grit’s treatment included proton therapy and chemotherapy.

  1. During Grit's treatment, Laura and Nolan were amazed by the approach that St. Jude took to patient care.

    We had the ability to focus solely on Grit. We’re grateful.

    Grit's mom, Laura

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    Grit is a happy little boy who loves to talk and play with balls.

    He’s super tough, tougher than me. Grit is handling cancer treatment like a champ.

    Grit's dad, Nolan


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