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Tina began throwing up daily in the fall of 2017, so her parents took her to a pediatrician, who determined she had a virus.

  1. 10 days later, she was still sick. They rushed back to the hospital, and a biopsy revealed their worst fears.

    Tina's diagnosis revealed she had a type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma.

    Candid photo of tina in front of a St. Jude sign

    “When we learned Tina had cancer, it was the worst news we’ve ever received,” Vicente said. “You never think something like this could happen to you.”

    Tina was then referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Tina’s family arrived at St. Jude in January 2018.

    St. Jude took the financial worry away. St. Jude allows families like ours to have our child treated with the best team behind us.

    Tina's dad, Vicente

    Candid photo of tina on the st. jude campus

    Tina on the St. Jude campus

    Her treatment included 30 sessions of proton therapy and four months of chemotherapy.

    Her family is thankful for the care she’s received – and how much St. Jude provided for their family.

    St. Jude kept our family together ... it's a little piece of heaven on earth.

    Tina's dad, Vicente

    Candid photo of tina and her dad

    Tina with her dad, Vicente

    Tina is now finished with treatment and returns for regular scans.

    She is an honor student who loves to play tennis and spend time watching videos or playing cards with her sister.


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