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Every dollar makes a difference

  1. Provide one patient with rehabilitation weights

    Donate $25

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    Help patients regain strength and mobility after cancer treatment.*

  2. Feed a St. Jude family for one day

    Donate $35

    Meals at the Kay Kafe

    Provide a family with meal cards for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our cafeteria.*

  3. Provide 12 IVs to St. Jude patients 

    Donate $50

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    Most patients at St. Jude use IVs to deliver fluids, medicines, and nutrients.*

  4. Provide one child with a pair of pediatric crutches

    Donate $100

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    Help a patient walk during treatment with crutches sized especially for them.*

 
 

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Get notified of St. Jude Moments (milestones and events) year-round by adding events on your preferred calendar app. Need help adding events to your calendar? View these FAQs.

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St. Jude patient Mikayla smiling bright outside.
 

Mikayla is back to her smiling self

Over Christmas 2020, something was clearly wrong with then one-year-old Mikayla. She was pale. She didn’t want to eat or play. She didn’t giggle, even when tickled.

 
 
  1. When bloodwork showed extremely low hemoglobin, she was hospitalized for several blood transfusions. These perked her up — but only temporarily.

    Then a bone marrow biopsy showed Mikayla had blood cancer.

    St. Jude patient Mikayla held and kissed on the forehead by her mother.

    There are experiences, I think, in human life where we run out of tears, and that was one of them.

    — Juan Manuel, Mikayla's father

    Mikayla was referred to St. Jude where her cancer was identified as acute myeloid leukemia.

    St. Jude patient Mikayla sitting on the floor during her photo shoot.

    Around this time, her great-grandmother received a certificate of appreciation for supporting St. Jude, to which she had donated for more than a decade. It seemed like a sign of hope.

    St. Jude patient Mikayla held by her mother and grandmother.

    Mikayla successfully underwent chemotherapy. She is now finished with treatment and doing well. 

    St. Jude patient Mikayla smiling outside.

    Our Mikayla is back!

     — Mikayla's grandmother

 

Families, like Mikayla's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

 
 

Who you help

 
 

*When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment, and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel housing, or food.

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