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2017 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

Through The Years
Through The Years

Caleb's Courage

January 30, 2002.... that's the day that we walked through the front door of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with our 13 month old son for the first time.  That's the day that we had the weight of the world lifted from our shoulders and felt that God was giving us HOPE.  We didn't have a cure for Caleb's disease, MPS1- Hurler Syndrome, but we had HOPE.  And we still do.  

15  years ago we were told that Caleb had a rare genetic disease and that many people took their children home and just loved them.  That the only treatment at the time was a very dangerous bone marrow transplant.  15 years ago we were told without treatment Caleb would die between the age of 5-10, but before he died, he would go blind, deaf, become mentally impaired and his organs would begin to shut down.  In short.... devastation.  

Now, 15 years later, we have a 16 year old COURAGEOUS son, still fighting the good fight.  Thanks to our God, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

So this year is a BIG year for us.  And in honor of that big 15, we want to have our biggest team yet.  And instead of just walking or running in the marathon weekend, we truly want to help RUN St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

We're fundraising while we train for our race so we can make a difference in the lives of kids like Caleb.  Kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

  • Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about it helping their child live.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

Join us as we help run St. Jude!  And please, SHARE.  Share with your friends, family, and any business owners who may be interested in donating.  

Thank you!

The Waddell Family and the 2017 CALEB'S COURAGE HERO TEAM

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