At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, no family receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all they should worry about is helping their child live.
Everyone's support makes a difference
Approximately 75% of the budgeted costs of St. Jude are covered by public contributions, which is why supporters are so important in fulfilling the promise of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, who believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life."
St. Jude provided us transportation to the hospital, they provided meals, they provided everything, and they never charged us for anything. It was a relief.
I tell my family, I tell my friends about St. Jude and what is happening with us here, and they say, ‘No, it is not possible.’ Nobody is ready to believe us. Unless someone comes here and experiences it, no one will believe that there could be such an organization in the world.
I fully expected I was going to have to sell everything to get David the care he needed. I was just overjoyed when I learned we had housing, we had meals, we had transportation. St. Jude provided me with the ability to stay with David so he could get the care he needed.
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