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St. Jude research saves boy with brain cancer

The Torres family (Source: WMC Action News 5) The Torres family (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

For 8-year-old Lain and his parents Miguel and Ruth Torres, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a very special place. 

“It is always by my side. It is like an angel of hope,” Ruth Torres said. 

At the age of two, Lain was diagnosed with brain cancer and given a grim diagnosis. 

"St. Jude has been a gift of faith of hope. They told my son he had cancer and only had three weeks to live. It was very hard news,” Ruth said.

Faced with losing their son as a toddler, the Torres family made a bold choice. They moved their family from Mexico to Memphis to receive help from St. Jude.

After multiple surgeries, therapies, and treatments, six years later Lain has managed to beat the odds.

“St. Jude covers every area that a family, a person, a patient needs. In reality there is so much love, so much help and so much compassion for every one of us,” she said. 

This family is the prime example of St. Jude's global reach aimed at helping children around the world beat cancer at no cost.

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