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Quincy is being treated for kidney cancer

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For several weeks, Quincy experienced stomach issues that got increasingly worse.

His parents, Karla and Quinton, took him to the pediatrician, who ordered an ultrasound.

patient quincy with his mom, karla

Later that afternoon, Quincy’s parents received devastating news: Quincy had a tumor on his kidney and needed to go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

At that moment, I just went numb, I couldn’t move. I didn’t know what to think.

Quincy's dad, Quinton


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

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The moment Quincy’s family arrived at St. Jude, they felt hope.

“As soon as we walked in, the staff was ready for us,” Karla said.

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    At St. Jude, doctors determined that Quincy had a type of kidney cancer called Wilms tumor.

    He underwent surgery to remove the affected kidney, as well as chemotherapy.

    Quincy often asked his care team questions about his treatment.

    His nurses made it a learning experience for Quincy. He took ownership of what was happening to him.

    Quincy's mom, Karla

    quincy and his mom walking on the campus of St. Jude

    During his treatment, Quincy’s family found strength in their beliefs.

    “We’re from a Christian-based family,” Quinton said. “When faced with a situation like this, we pray.”

    quincy with his dad, quinton

    They also found strength in their son. 

    Quincy was so strong throughout everything, and that helped me strengthen myself.

    Quincy's dad, Quinton

    Recently, Quincy celebrated the end of his treatment with a No More Chemo party, surrounded by his care team, friends and family.

    quincy celebrating the end of chemotherapy treatment

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