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Miguel is being treated for eye cancer

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When Miguel, or 'Mikey' as he is usually called, was just 5 months old, doctors discovered cancerous tumors in both of his eyes, called bilateral retinoblastoma.

In his home country of Mexico, the treatment would have been to remove both of Mikey’s eyes, but doctors were able to give his family hope for his vision.

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Miguel’s family discovered St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online, obtained a referral and made plans to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, for his treatment.

miguel and his mom at St. Jude

Miguel and his mom at St. Jude

Miguel’s mom, Liliana, didn’t know much about St. Jude before their arrival and was worried about money as she would be away from work during his lengthy treatment.


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

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  1. Thanks to St. Jude, after his treatment Miguel and his mom were able to go back home, and his family returned to St. Jude for checkups.

    Miguel in an exam room with his mom

    Miguel and his mom

    Unfortunately, his cancer has returned, but St. Jude continues to give Miguel the best possible care.

    I don’t know what we would have done without St. Jude and the support of people like you.

    Miguel’s mom, Lilliana


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