Patient and Artist Quotes

"When I found out that Stephan had cancer, my world stopped and my entire family was devastated. Thankfully, St. Jude opened their doors to us and gave my family hope and my son's life back."
- Patricia, mother of St. Jude patient Stephan, from South Florida

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by St. Jude, especially on a special year like its 50th anniversary. I feel passionate about my music, but even more passionate about children and giving them the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life.”
- Juan Luis Guerra, 2012 Al-Rashid Hope Award recipient

"I have enormous gratitude for the recognition that St. Jude has given me. I dedicate this honor to all the children and families who suffer from the terrible pain of cancer throughout the world...It is up to all of us to help with this cause. I invite you to fight for a world free of cancer by joining this great mission."
- Luis Fonsi, 2011 Al-Rashid Hope Award recipient

"As a father, I can't help but be profoundly touched by the children who are currently being treated at St. Jude. At this great hospital our children have hope, and that is why I joined this cause and with sincere gratitude accept this award."
- Juanes, 2010 Al-Rashid Hope Award recipient

"Tommy and I were in awe and inspired by all of the generous people who attended the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. It was a wonderful and humbling experience. We were honored to be part of such an extraordinary event focused on the amazing children of St. Jude."
- Thalia Mottola, 2009 Al-Rashid Hope Award recipient

"We were overwhelmed with pride to be honored by such an esteemed group. We are especially grateful for the hospital's lifesaving efforts throughout Latin America. The St. Jude International Outreach Program offers hope for sick children and their families and they also share their medical knowledge with the doctors who treat these children in their hometowns and villages."
- Gloria Estefan, 2008 Al-Rashid Hope Award recipient