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.