Pediatric Cancer Program
Shortly after her third birthday, Christa was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Her doctor gave her only one week to live.
Treatment began immediately at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “Christa was surrounded by a family of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who were close, caring and constantly involved,” says Christa’s mother. At the same time, Christa’s family embraced the words “never give up” and fulfilled a promise to surround Christa with love and happiness.
Today, Christa shows no signs of cancer. She is a healthy and vibrant teenager who loves her big brother, arts and crafts, planting flowers in the yard, and her pet beagle, Rosie.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers young patients some of the finest cancer treatment. Every day our trusted professionals save the lives of young children just like Christa.