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St. Jude Patient Eden

17 Feb

In April 2014, when tests revealed Eden had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer, her family was referred to St. Jude. She is undergoing two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy treatment, and her cancer is in remission. Even in the midst of treatment, Eden hasn’t slowed down. She loves to play and is constantly busy […]

St. Jude Patient David

04 Feb

When David had a fainting spell on Christmas Eve, he was rushed to the local emergency room, where doctors suspected he may have cancer. David and his family arrived at St. Jude the very next day, and tests confirmed David suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. He began treatment […]

St. Jude Patient Yamila

27 Jan

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer, and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. Yamila, who is […]

St. Jude Patient Cedric

21 Jan

When a routine newborn screening showed that Cedric had sickle cell disease, his family was referred immediately to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude has one of the largest pediatric sickle cell disease programs in the country. Because people with sickle cell disease are prone to infections — some of which can be life-threatening […]

St. Jude Patient Gracie

10 Jan

When 5-year-old Gracie didn’t want her belly touched, her mom feared appendicitis. In fact, the diagnosis was worse: acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Gracie began a treatment plan of two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at no cost to her family.