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This holiday, 20% of proceeds on every purchase you make at Olivela can help provide research and treatment for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. These are the stories of St. Jude® patients and the real reason we do what we do—at the holidays, and every day.


Meet Ashtyn: From the eye doctor to the ER

Ashtyn was an energetic cheerleader when she was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma at age 5. After arriving at St. Jude, she underwent brain surgery, multiple therapies, and even started kindergarten. Today, she returns for checkups, and her family’s hope is that she’ll grow up to touch other people’s lives as much as St. Jude touched theirs.

“I can't imagine what life after treatment would be like if we were worrying about bills.”

Eleanor's dad - Daniel

Meet Eleanor: Overcoming obstacles since the day she was born

“The moment you tell her she can’t do something, she’s like, ‘I’m going to do it,’” Eleanor’s mom said of her. On her first birthday, Eleanor arrived at St. Jude for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. She successfully underwent chemo, completed treatment and is now at home sharing her carefree spirit with everyone she meets.

“Once we arrived... seeing inside the hospital... it's full of magic.”

-Luis' mom, Katerine



Meet Luis: Dreams of helping kids just like him

Luis always wanted to be a soccer star when he grew up. Now he wants to be just like Danny Thomas, St. Jude’s founder. Luis received two years of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when it went into remission but abruptly returned. That’s when he was referred to St. Jude. Today, he’s responding well to treatment and waiting for the day his dream will come true.

“St. Jude is the opportunity we needed, the hope we have and the miracle we were given.”

  • Yamila's mom, Yahaira


Meet Yamila: Three-time cancer survivor by 14

Yamila came to St. Jude from Puerto Rico when she was just 6 years old, and by then, she had already undergone cancer treatment. Now, at age 14, and with the help of St. Jude, she has battled (and beat!) cancer three times and is currently celebrating four years of remission.