Jessica visits the St. Jude campus.
The hospital’s mission impacted her the most when she grasped the parallels between her father’s cancer journey and children at St. Jude going through similar experiences. But on her tour of St. Jude, she was amazed to find a hospital filled with nothing but smiles and laughter.
“I can’t imagine what it’s like to have cancer as a kid, but they are troopers,” Meuse said. “They’re so strong.”
Over the last 16 years, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has raised more than $60 million for the patients and families of St. Jude thanks to supporters like Jessica who fundraise as St. Jude Heroes. Events like this help ensure families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about it helping their child live.