Dear family and friends,
In February of 2016, I had the honor of attending the St. Jude/TriDelta leadership conference in Memphis, TN. The weekend was emotional and memorable. We began with a tour of St. Jude to get a feel for the amazing things that are happening within those walls. We had so many amazing and inspirational speakers. Throughout the weekend, we kept hearing one name over and over again: Markell. Unfortunately, Markell had passed away the week prior. His doctor, as well as the CEO of St. Jude, both attended his funeral in Louisiana. This really speaks to how incredible St. Jude is. Everyone who knew Markell had their life forever changed by knowing him. He was incredibly resilient, strong, and positive in the face of cancer. He refused to let cancer get the better of him.
In honor of Markell and the other children who have lost their battle with cancer, I ask you to join me in the fight to END childhood cancer. “No child should die in the dawn of life” – Danny Thomas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kdVV4A6m9Q
We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. #TeamMarkell