Prior to Marina's diagnosis, her father lost his leg in an accident.
Suddenly the household was making do on a single income.
A referral to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital made all the difference for Marina and her family.
Soon they were on their way to Memphis, Tennessee, where St. Jude is located.
Thanks to our donors, families like Marina's will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.
“There's no way I could have afforded treatment otherwise,” said her mom, Janine.
I was afraid for my daughter’s life, and I was afraid for her to be in any kind of pain.
Janine recalled that Marina remained her cheerful, affectionate and playful self with everyone, including her St. Jude care team.
She says, ‘They love me. They take care of me.’ I said, ‘Yes, they do.’
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