New Albany boy receiving life saving treatment at St. Jude

Five year old Keeton Lepard is battling cancer. WTVA's Emily Leonard sits down with Keeton and his mother to talk about how St. Jude is working to save his life.

Posted: Jun 8, 2018 3:12 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2018 3:23 PM

MEMPHIS, TN (WTVA) -- "We woke up one morning with real bad leg pain and went to doctor, not thinking that's what
That was September 2016.

Keeton Lepard was four.

He's a michevious little boy, obsessed with the movie "Cars."

Meanwhile, his mother Ginna...

"I felt like i was on a lifetime movie," Lepard said.

Keeton has leukemia and sent to St. Jude for treatment.

"It was nerve racking. It was about midnight. I didn't know what I was coming for. I didn't know what to expect. I was nervous," Lepard said.

But they came to the right place.

Since opening its doors in 1962, St. Jude has been able to increase the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20 percent to 80 percent.
But that doesn't ease the mind of a mother.

"We've had some challenges tough parts, but all in all we are getting through it," Lepard said.

Keeton is nearing the end of his leukemia treatment.

He's had some complications, but with St. Jude at his side, his family has lots of hope.

"It's a great hospital. I don't know what i would do without St. Jude. I don't know what he would do without St. Jude," Lepard said. 

You can help support St. Jude by reserving your ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway starting Thursday, June 7.

They are available by calling us during our telethon on Thursday or by going to

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