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Olivia is being treated for blood cancer at St. Jude

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Olivia's parents knew something was wrong, so they saw her pediatrician, who did some labs.

Your entire world can be shattered in the few minutes it takes for a blood test to be run.

Olivia’s mom, Kacie

patient olivia closing her eyes while she's being held by her dad

Olivia had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer. 

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

Olivia will receive chemotherapy until 2021.


Families, like Olivia’s, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

patient olivia smiling while she's being held by her mom

During her treatment, Olivia’s interest in medicine and procedures has blossomed.

  1. patient Olivia playing with her port doll

    Olivia plays line nurse with her doll

    Olivia loves to play nurse with her doll. Patients at St. Jude receive medical dolls to help familiarize them with the hospital and its procedures, easing fear and anxiety through play.

    “She has decided that she wants to be a line nurse,” says her mom.

    patient Olivia with her twin brother, Owen

    Olivia and her twin brother Owen

    When her twin brother had his tonsils removed, Olivia wanted to be there as his nurse.

    If you ask her if she’s sick, she says, ‘No, I just have leukemia.’ It doesn’t stop her.

    Olivia’s mom, Kacie


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