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There's more than one way to brighten the holidays. Beginning November 1, 2014, for every St. Jude collection piece sold, while supplies last, Pottery Barn Kids will donate 25% of the purchase price directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. These great gifts bring light to kids everywhere.
4 years old, cancer
For weeks, Drew seemed fatigued. His parents, Shawna and Danny, thought he had an ear infection. But tests soon revealed Drew suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. He is undergoing chemotherapy on a three-year treatment plan. Drew is responding well to treatment and his cancer is in remission. When he's at the hospital, he likes to visit the fish tanks and play music on the juke box, which he affectionately calls 'the juice box.' Drew's parents are confident that they are where they're meant to be again.
14 years old, cancer
In January 2013, blood work revealed Hailey suffered from acute myeloid leukemia. The next day, her family arrived at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, where Hailey's initial treatment included life-saving chemotherapy, which pushed the disease into remission. But at the end of August, her family learned she had relapsed. Hailey's continuing treatment included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Her treatment went so well, she was discharged just 12 days after her transplant. Hailey is back home and singing again.
10 years old, cancer
In early 2012, Asa underwent surgery, during which a suspicious mole was removed. A biopsy of the mole revealed Asa suffered from melanoma, and the cancer had also metastasized to his lymph nodes. Wanting the best treatment available for their son, Asa's parents looked into St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. They were impressed with the work being done at St. Jude in the field of pediatric melanoma. They arrived in May 2012. Asa underwent a complete lymph node dissection and is now on an immunotherapy treatment protocol.
4 years old, cancer
In July 2011, Patty and Bob learned their 1-year-old daughter, Alyssa, had a tumor on her right adrenal gland. After surgery to remove the gland, a biopsy revealed the tumor was a rare type of cancer called adrenal cortical carcinoma. Alyssa's oncologist referred her family to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. At St. Jude, surgeons removed Alyssa's lymph nodes near her adrenal glands and monitored her closely for several months. But in February 2012, scans revealed that a spot leftover from her surgery had grown. In April 2012, Alyssa began an eight-month chemotherapy protocol. Today, Alyssa is thriving. She loves to ride her bike and play in the park.
7 years old, cancer
When Kaden started having headaches and frequent vomiting, his parents assumed he had a bug. But weeks passed without any improvement. His pediatrician ordered a CT scan, which revealed terrifying news: Kaden suffered from a brain tumor identified as medulloblastoma. At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, Kaden's treatment included surgery to remove the tumor, six weeks of radiation therapy and four rounds of high dose chemotherapy. Kaden did physical and occupational therapies onsite and even attended kindergarten at the St. Jude school. He's now done with treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups.
Each of the patients at St. Jude is remarkable for their strength, bravery and spirit. To learn more about what makes each and every one of these children unique, read their stories here. We've also included original artwork from many of them, capturing both the creativity and the fearless outlook of these inspiring kids.
5-Year Cancer Survival Rates: 1962 vs. Present *
Since 1962, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® has been working to find cures and treatments for childhood illnesses. These charts show how far they've come.
* Based on national averages over the past 10 years in diseases
St. Jude played a leading role in treating and curing.