In the fall of 2007 I was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia and became part of the St. Jude family. St. Jude gave my family hope and community. Along with the life-saving medical treatment provided by doctors and nurses, child-life specialists and volunteers work with the kids so to make their illness less scary and to bring laughter and happiness.
Thanks to St. Jude, I was able to return to school in the fall of 2009. I have been healthy ever since and am now in my first year of college. I run to give thanks for what St. Jude did for me, to show support to those currently in treatment, and to honor those who are no longer with us and their families.
Thanks to generous donors:
- 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, and neither will I. Will you support me by making a donation?