St. Jude patient says "each day is a miracle"
The work being done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is saving lives in the Tennessee Valley.
Channel 3 first met Noah Burczyk in 2007.
Noah was just 5 years-old and was at the end of his primary treatment for neuroblastoma at St. Jude.
“I love going back. I could go back any time of year,” Burczyk said.
It’s a feeling his family members share.
They say they had a peace there that things were going to be okay and that they were in the right place.
Noah is now a survivor, but he is still a St. Jude patient.
“We look at what the cancer, and chemo and radiation have done to him and what does his future look like health-wise,” his mom, Melinda, said.
“I have my faith in God and I know he’s going to take care of my son, he already did,” his dad, Bill, said.
Burczyk is still a St. Jude patient.
“They will continue to follow him for the rest of his life but we still receive the same care that we did back then. It’s a wonderful place. They’ve done so much miracle work. Every day was a miracle. They gave my son a life,” Melinda said.
A life that includes marching band, a best friend, future plans after graduation and a very grateful family.