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St. Jude patient Kate, age 18, acute myeloid leukemia

Kate's letter to her future self

You can learn a lot about life from a child with cancer.

Courage. Determination. Perspective.

Watch Kate's story on CBS Sports

Those are our daily lessons from the remarkable patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and there’s no better teacher than Kate who is deservedly featured in this powerful story from our partner, CBS Sports.

NFL fans, we recommend it for extraordinary pre-game inspiration. But Kate’s message transcends sports and poignantly illustrates what donors are making happen at St. Jude. Hers is more than a personal story. It’s the St. Jude story our founder, Danny Thomas, must have envisioned 55 years ago when the doors of St. Jude opened.

Spoiler alert: Kate wins.

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