Couple paying it forward following son's cancer treatments

The Jackson family

The Jackson family is giving back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which provided their son, Noah — who had a cancerous brain tumor — surgery and treatments at no cost. Pictured are Krystal, Noah and Caleb Jackson.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 07:07 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Noah Jackson may not have celebrated his first birthday on Saturday if St. Jude Children's Research Hospital hadn't stepped in to help.


When Noah was born June 28, 2013 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, doctors spotted glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor.

They removed the tumor during emergency surgery, but Sacred Heart specialists recommended that Noah receive additional treatment at St. Jude.

For seven months in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude provided two surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy, lodging and food. In addition, specialists provided physical, occupational and speech therapies during a crucial point in Noah's development.  

All the surgeries, treatments and therapies came at no cost to the family.

Now, little Noah's latest brain scan, as of February, shows no cancer.

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