When my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 3 years ago, we spent that first night at LeBonheur Hospital. At 2:00 in the morning I was watching him sleep and I could not stop crying. So, I went to the window of our room to clear my head. My view looked directly at St Jude Research Hospital. I saw many rooms with lights on, but I saw many rooms that were dark...just like ours and I wondered...how many parents are over there...looking back at me...crying over their child...wishing their child had some other disease besides cancer. I stopped crying and said a pray for those parents. For the last three years I have focused on raising money to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, but right now...I want to give some support to those families fighting cancer...and surviving cancer thanks to the fine folks at St Jude...They Deserve It!
How your donation helps:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is 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. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Thank you for your support! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.