At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Luigi’s treatment for a rare brain tumor called medulloblastoma included proton therapy and chemotherapy.
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“Here at St. Jude, the main focus is the children and curing them,” Luigi’s mom said. “We felt there was more individual attention here. It’s made it easier for us and for Luigi.” Luigi loves music, especially Country, and he loves to dance. He’s also a budding artist who likes to create robot costumes out of paper. “He’s very creative, outgoing and friendly,” said his dad. Luigi is finished with treatment and returns to St. Jude for regular scans.
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