Patient Gideon with his mom

Families never pay

When a child is treated at St. Jude, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

It costs a lot for St. Jude to cure a child with cancer using the latest technologies and care. But because of people like you, the price for patient families is $0.

Many families come to St. Jude thinking it’s like any other hospital. They expect to pay high fees to get their child the best care.

They’re overwhelmed with gratitude when they learn we’ll work to save their child’s life for free using world-class care.

You give parents that incredible feeling of hope, hope that is reflected in these quotes from some of our parents:

"They provide your lodging, your travel expenses, your meals. You have 100 percent of your attention on your child. You don’t worry about anything else.”
Dinah, mother of Kayla, 5 years old, Alabama, medulloblastoma

St. Jude accepts children from all over the world. We haven’t paid a penny, but we still receive the best treatment anyone could give us."
Quimverly, mother of Ian, 6 years old, Mexico, medulloblastoma

“We never had to worry about paying for Reese’s treatment or paying for a place to stay or for groceries while we were there."
Marilyn, mother of Reese, age 2, anaplastic ependymoma

We make sure your donations go where they are needed the most, so all a family has to focus on is helping their child live.

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