Not every child is fortunate enough to be healthy and safe in a loving home. Each year, nearly 27,000 children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cancer, and many more face an uncertain future due to life-limiting conditions. Thousands of children and youth are homeless, and many more are struggling. But you can change that. Support Every Kid Deserves® to improve children’s health and wellbeing.
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Kenlie has been battling cancer almost her entire life but you’d never know it based on her sunny personality. When Kenlie was just a baby, she was found to have synovial sarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue and joints. She has undergone knee replacement surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, physical therapy, and in February 2016, amputation of the affected leg. Treatments invented by our charity partner have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. Now, at age 10, Kenlie continues to receive chemotherapy, and enjoys visiting with her favorite nurses.
A version of this story was originally published at stjude.org.