Lindsey's story

Former St. Jude patient Lindsey is serving as Carnival Cruise Line’s godmother of the Carnival Magic, which departed for its 10-day maiden voyage on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Be sure to follow her voyage on Twitter @StJude for photos and updates during her trip. look for the hashtag #patientLindsey.

Lindsey came to St. Jude for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, when she was 10 years old. The diagnosis frightened Lindsey. She thought of all the things she would never get to do in life. But thanks to the lifesaving treatment she received at St. Jude, Lindsey has accomplished all the things she feared she would not have the chance to do: she attended college, got married, and her and her husband are the proud parents of two beautiful children.

Today Lindsey works for ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude, helping to support the hospital that saved her and giving other children a second chance at life.