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Is St. Jude really free?

Many families come to St. Jude thinking it’s like any other hospital. Because of our supporters, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

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Everyone's support makes a difference

Almost 80% of the funds needed to grow and sustain 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.

Ashley's mom, Patricia

 
St. Jude patient Ashley with her mom
 
 
St. Jude patient Bella with her dad, Amit
 
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.

Bella's dad, Amit

 
 
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.

David's grandfather, Tom

 
St. Jude patient David with his grandfather, Tom
 
 
St. Jude patient dallas making a heart shape with his hands
 

Your donation helps give kids like Dallas the chance to grow up.

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