I am running for my son. He just passed June 2018. He had been a St Jude patient for 11 years. St Jude was a second home for us and staff have become like family. Over the 11 years we have been there, we have been greeted and cared for by the same staff. It is comforting when you are greeted with a warm smile from a staff member that recognizes you and asks about your child's latest adventures while being home. It's nice not having to update someone about your child's history because of staff turnover and I think that speaks volumes to how well St Jude does things. They provide the best care possible because they have the best of the best working there. We don't worry about a bill nor do we worry about where we will stay or how we will afford it because St Jude provides housing while there for appointments/treatment. I encourage you to donate whatever amount you can (even if it's only a few dollars because that adds up) to help St Jude continue their mission of research so "no child has to die in the dawn of life". Please help them continue the admirable care they provide the children, like my son Dylan, every day-- always going above and beyond. And now, as a bereaved parent, St Jude has been there for me. They don't forget about the family after a child has passed. They continue to reach out and care for the loved ones left behind. Thank you, Michelle
Did you know:
- 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. 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.
- 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.
Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.