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Nick’s child life specialist at St. Jude helped him fulfill his dream of learning electric guitar by teaching him the theme song of "Star Wars", his favorite movie. Now that he’s all done with treatment for brain cancer, Nick continues to play and learn new songs.
Doctors discovered Luke had a tumor in his left eye in 2017, when he was only 2 months old. At St. Jude, Luke’s treatment includes chemotherapy, cryotherapy and ongoing laser therapy to combat tumors in both eyes. “We’re very thankful that we didn’t need to worry about a place to stay while we were away from our home and our jobs, or how we would afford to eat,” said Luke’s mom.
Emma Grace underwent treatment for leukemia. Today, she’s a part of the After Completion of Therapy Clinic. Last month, Emma Grace ran her first 5k with her mom, Marcy. “It was exciting to watch Emma Grace cross the finish line,” Marcy said. “She persevered with her training to achieve her goal, something she learned during treatment. She inspires us every day.”
St. Jude patient Hannah just finished treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma. But before she left on the long journey home, she set up shop selling her handmade watercolor bookmarks and paper – “Hannah’s Happy Paper” – so she could give a donation to the hospital that saved her life. She raised $175 for the kids of St. Jude.ins
As September comes to a close, we can't thank you enough for supporting St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Because of your generosity, families like Felicity's will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything. Thank you.
“We’re so thankful to everyone who supports St. Jude,” says Ashley's mom. “St. Jude gave us hope, hope for Ashley to live a long life full of love.”
Brooklynn, who loves to swim, spends as much time as possible in the water. At 3, she became a St. Jude patient. Today, at 9, she’s cancer free and active. Brooklynn’s heart for others makes her mom incredibly proud. Brooklynn recently used her own money to buy toys for the animals at her local shelter.
Kinlee's family participated in last Saturday's St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Atlanta. "We Walk/ Run for our daughter and every other child that has had to fight this battle, and for the next family walking through St Jude’s doors looking for a miracle," said Kinlee's mom. "We love St. Jude. They saved our daughter’s life, and we will forever be grateful." #stjudewalkrun
Everybody knows Matthew around St. Jude – this outgoing little people-person makes sure of it. Even while being treated for leukemia, he finds ways to have a good time – like dancing in the hospital’s Kay Kafe to live piano music provided by volunteer musicians.
Their treatment for bone cancer lasted several months, and Sydney and Paishence bonded during their time at St. Jude. “I’m so thankful to have had the chance to meet her and go through some of the hardest moments of our lives together,” said Sydney of Paishence. “She’s like a sister to me.” The two girls are lifelong friends now. “I love Sydney’s vibe,” said Paishence, “how goodhearted she is, and her determination.”