Honored Kid

Julie Z.

Age 13
Julie Z. Kid Photo


Asbury, NJ, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

January 2018


In remission

Treated At

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Goryeb Children's Hospital

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My Story

In January of 2018, one local family's life quickly turned from a fairy tale to a nightmare. A happy, seemingly healthy 10 year old who excelled in school and music, loved baking and reading, went to the pediatrician when her mom just had a bad feeling that something was very, very wrong. Julie was sent immediately to the ER for testing, where the family received the shocking diagnosis of leukemia. Julie began treatment immediately, and further testing revealed Julie's specific diagnosis to be Philadelphia-like+ ALL. Julie's diagnosis has no tried and true treatment protocol yet. When she failed her first round of treatment, Julie's medical team at invested countless hours and endless energy to identify and then secure the lifesaving treatment that Julie needed. Julie's third round of treatment was successful! The next step was a few months in Philadelphia, where she received a bone marrow transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, courtesy of her perfectly matched bone marrow donor brother. Julie is currently back at home in New Jersey, progressing well in her recovery. We'd love to have your support, whether you join us on September 29th or support our team financially. Thank you so much! Thank you for supporting me and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. By sharing the gifts of your time, talent and money with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you're supporting research to give all kids with cancer a better chance for a cure. We are so grateful for the ongoing research that has provided the treatment that Julie needed, but there is still so much more that is necessary for our kids!!

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