As he laced up his running shoes and donned a St. Jude Hero singlet before the 2016 St. Jude Memphis Marathon, James Eversull knew he was already victorious. Eversull’s race began in 1964, when he and his terrified parents passed through the doors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a participant in the revolutionary “Total Therapy” regimen, Eversull was one of the first children to be cured of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now 53 years old, he supports the hospital through participation in the St. Jude LIFE long-term follow-up study as well as through running marathons and speaking on behalf of St. Jude.
From Promise, Winter 2017