I am a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I am training to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer.
As a lot of you know, my son, Cooper was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor (grade 1 ganglioglioma) in May 2017. Thanks to the wonderful doctors at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, along with an amazing brain surgeon (Dr. Boop) who is a surgeon for St. Jude, the tumor was successfully removed a few weeks later. Cooper was accepted as a St. Jude patient shortly thereafter, and we are so incredibly thankful for the treatment he has received. We have made multiple trips to see the wonderful team at St. Jude in Memphis since his surgery, and now go to appointments every 6 months for visits with his neurologist, MRI's, bloodwork, and OT/PT/speech therapy visits. While I would not wish what happened to us on anyone, we are so blessed to have Cooper in the care of the best doctors out there.
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 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.