4 years old
ependymoma (brain cancer)

Meet St. Jude patient Jordyn from Delaware

In September 2016, Jordyn was found to suffer from ependymoma, a type of brain cancer. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, she underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Her treatment included chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Jordyn's mom said it was "awesome" when she learned she would not be given a bill from St. Jude. “I never had to take my mind of off the most important task at hand, Jordyn. I was always able to keep my focus on her,” she said. Jordyn, who is done with treatment and returns to St. Jude for checkups, loves Peppa Pig, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.

Runners who fundraise for St. Jude while training for their race are called St. Jude Heroes, and they’re helping kids, like Jordyn. 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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