Doctors discovered Luke had a tumor in his left eye in 2017, when he was only 2 months old. His parents requested a referral to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. At St. Jude, Luke has received chemotherapy, cryotherapy and ongoing laser therapy to combat tumors in both eyes.
“It helped us out tremendously,” said Luke’s mom. “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.” Today, Luke is always on the move. “Luke doesn’t walk, he runs,” his mom says. And if Luke’s not running, he’s climbing or dancing. Nothing stops this active, joyful kid — not even cancer.
Runners who fundraise for St. Jude while training for their race are called St. Jude Heroes, and they’re helping kids, like Luke. 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.
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