SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH

Sagr

We receive love from everyone, and that gives us the inner strength we need to never give up

Back home in India, before he got sick, Sagr liked riding his bike, playing hide and seek and building things with Legos. In February 2014, when Sagr's family learned he had a type of bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, they turned to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, despite the distance from their home. They wanted the best possible care and treatment for their son. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

At St. Jude, Sagr's treatment included chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a bone marrow transplant. "St. Jude means everything to me," said Sagr's mother, Sonja. "We receive love from everyone, and that gives us the inner strength we need to never give up.” 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.

Sagr didn’t know much English when he first arrived at St. Jude, but this outgoing kid has picked it up quickly. "He's very creative and grasps things quickly," his mom said. Sagr attended a science camp at St. Jude and loved it. "We made gooey stuff," he said. Sagr is also a budding chef – he counts veggie sushi, Indian bread and noodles among his specialties. Sagr recently completed treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups.

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