11 years old
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
In early 2016, Dawson didn’t feel well. He was tired and his glands were swollen. On Super Bowl Sunday, his parents took him to the emergency room where bloodwork revealed Dawson suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. His family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for his treatment and care.
Runners who fundraise for St. Jude while training for their race are called St. Jude Heroes, and they’re helping kids, like Dawson. The funds raised by Heroes help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“We have such a high confidence level in St. Jude and what they do for children,” said his dad. “Just seeing the difference you’ve made for Dawson, God still does miracles, and sometimes he chooses to do them through St. Jude.”Run for St. Jude
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