Melanie is being treated for brain cancer

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In the summer of 2019, Melanie started having headaches.

Her mom, Jessica, thought she might need glasses. But the eye doctor saw something concerning about Melanie’s optic nerve.

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Tests soon revealed she had a type of brain cancer called pineoblastoma.

Her doctor referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


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

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Melanie arrived at St. Jude in August 2019.

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    Melanie's current treatment includes both chemotherapy and proton therapy.

    St. Jude patient Melanie with her mom

    Melanie is a vibrant girl with a ready smile and an engaging smile.

    She has what I call a ‘God Light.’ There’s just something about Melanie that draws people to her.

    Melanie's mom, Jessica


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