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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Grit being held by his dad, Nolan

 

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.

 
 

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

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

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

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

    Grit's mom, Laura

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

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    Grit being held by a St. Jude nurse

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

    Grit's dad, Nolan

 
 

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