Together, our team wants to do more than run. We want to work to support the live-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Help us ensure that 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.
This year we are running in honor of David Hunt. David has been going to St. Jude since before he was born as he was diagnosed with sickle cell when he was still in vitro. After he was born, David received daily doses of penicillin until he was five. Sickle Cell Disease brings intractable pain. When the pain can't be controlled with prescription narcotics at home, David goes to St. Jude where they will provide him with hospital administered pain medications including morphine and, if necessary in hosptal treatment that includes accomodations and attention to his parents.
Because of sickle-cell, some of the illnesses that are innocuous to other children, are quite serious for David. David has always been resilient. Despite his pain episodes, he continues to thrive, playing football and going to school like any other child. He has maintained good grades despite having to miss school sometimes because of the pain episodes or other illnesses.
St. Jude is a leader in the treatment of sickle cell. We are proud to be running for David. You can be too.