"st. jude is a blessing. it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, st. jude will take care of you," says jaimes, shenikah's father. check out our story to learn more about shenikah and her love for peppa pig and all things pink and purple.
Addy, a little cowgirl who wears her boots every day, is getting treated at st. jude for brain cancer. “i've never gone into a medical facility and felt as good as i do about st. jude,” says her mom. “they’ve made everything that we've gone through, even cancer, as easy as possible.”
St. jude patient mikayla loves theater, drawing, coloring and singing in choir. in january 2017 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but mikayla is now finished with treatment and returns to st. jude for regular checkups.
"no amount of darkness can ever take away light," nathan's dad says. "light will always take darkness away, and when i think of nathan, he is as resilient as light. nothing makes him sad, really. he has every reason in the world to complain, but he doesn’t. he’s a very content, happy baby who loves to play and smile.”
Nolan is a resilient, smart kid who has been very mature about his experience with cancer. he started fourth grade this year and is excited to finally be back playing on the soccer field after finishing treatments for medulloblastoma in march.
Thank you to the wives of some of our country artist supporters in nashville, who stopped by to visit with our patients! thanks to all of you for your support for the kids of st. jude. this shirt saves lives. so can you. get this shirt and become a partner in hope at thisshirtsaveslivs.org. video credit: @_blythethomas
When ray was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, his parents had a myriad of treatment options around the world, but their research told them st. jude was the best choice. “there’s a goal, and the goal is very much focused on trying to find cures and make things better for the patients," ray's dad says.
Anthony lawrence, who has been out of treatment for several years, is a ninth grade honors student. “st. jude continues to be the bridge that allows our family to move on to the next phase of our lives,” said anthony lawrence’s mother. “st. jude allows us to enjoy the brightness of his future.”
Happy national ugly sweater day! kmart is helping the kids of st. jude celebrate this national day of “style” by donating $1 for every ugly sweater pic shared on social media up to $50,000 with #uglysweaterforbetter. don't forget to tag @stjude and @kmart.