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Cliff Lee donates $1 million for cancer care

 

Free agent pitcher Cliff Lee and his wife, Kristen, donated $1 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital to endow a chair in pediatric hematology/oncology.

The couple's  9-year-old son,  Jaxon, received treatment for cancer at the hospital as an infant. 

In 2001, when Jaxon was 4 months old, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer that starts inside the bone marrow. He received treatment at ACH, spending four months undergoing chemotherapy,. At 10 months old, Jaxon received a bone marrow transplant and today is considered cancer-free.

 

 

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