Farouk began treatment at a hospital in Jordan, unknowingly making a connection to St. Jude thousands of miles across the world in Memphis, Tennessee. His doctor in Jordan had traveled to St. Jude to learn about St. Jude treatment plans for retinoblastoma.
“When we left Syria, it was for a better life for our child,” said Linda. “Farouk is healthy now. We thank God for St. Jude.”
Farouk’s first checkup at St. Jude showed his cancer was in remission. Today, Farouk is an outgoing second-grader who loves pizza, superheroes and swimming.
“St. Jude doesn’t just work in the United States. They teach doctors around the world how to take care of cancer,” Hussam said. “And for us, they think not only about your child, the patient, they think about you, the parents, and how you can take care of your child.”
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything, because all they should worry about is helping their child live.
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