Introducing A New KERA Series: A North Texas Boy Grows Up After Cancer | KERA News

Introducing A New KERA Series: A North Texas Boy Grows Up After Cancer

Mar 17, 2015

For all the breakthroughs in cancer care over the last few decades, sometimes the best treatment just doesn’t work. That’s what happened to 6-year-old Jude Cobler of Plano. 

When Jude's chemotherapy didn’t work, his odds of survival dropped drastically. 

Jude would need a bone marrow transplant. But as a multiracial child -- his mom is from the Philippines, his dad is Caucasian -- chances of finding a match were slim. 

Jude is the subject of a new KERA Breakthroughs series called Growing Up After Cancer.

For the next four weeks, we'll take you through Jude's journey -- from his cancer diagnosis and to his recovery. 

Explore KERA's digital project here -- there are stories and radio pieces, as well as videos and photos of the Cobler family. And there are preview videos of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a documentary that will air on KERA-TV starting March 30.