Intrusive brain tumor changes life for 10-year-old

Posted at 7:50 PM, Apr 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-28 19:50:21-04

Ten-year-old Jean Pierre Roberts is at a point in his young life where one of the most important things is what will be the toppings on his pizza!

Jean Pierre  his brother and father Patrick travel to St. Jude every six months to chart his progress. He's come a long way since an intrusive brain tumor changed the lives of his entire family.

What began as a 3-year-old boy complaining of headaches ended with his family doctors describing the situation as somewhat grim.

Patrick and his wife decided that the best place to seek treatment would be St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Patrick will tell you that the campus of St. Jude has become a home away from home, a place where his son who was in a health crisis, is now on the mend.

Jean Pierre is doing well enough these days where he only has an MRI once a year to check to make sure he remains trouble free of the tumor and the family feels there is no better place than St. Jude.