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When Jeziel’s doctor in Puerto Rico determined he had an immune system disease, they referred him to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for his treatment and care. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from everyday people, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

At St. Jude, Jeziel has undergone chemotherapy and three bone marrow transplants. “We’re very thankful for everything St. Jude has done,” said Jeziel’s mom, Natasha. “St. Jude is incredible. The doctors are phenomenal.” Jeziel is a funny, active boy who loves cars and trains. He and his family now live in Pennsylvania.

Runners who fund-raise for St. Jude while training for their race are called St. Jude Heroes, and they’re helping kids, like Jeziel. 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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