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The Real St. Jude Warriors


St. Jude patients aren't fighting imaginary monsters — they're fighting for their lives. Read their stories and look for their familiar faces at an upcoming Warrior Dash near you.

Meet St. Jude patient Thompson

Meet Thompson

“From day one, he has been the happiest baby,” says Thompson’s mom. But Thompson’s parents soon noticed worrisome white reflections in his bright blue eyes.

Meet St. Jude patient Tyler

Meet Tyler

Tyler is full of energy and loves to be social. When he started to feel lethargic in March 2010, his parents knew something was wrong.

Meet Liding

Meet Liding

Liding is a very active girl who loves to run cross-country and track. But when stomach pains began to slow her down, she went to the hospital for tests.

Meet St. Jude patient Mia

Meet Mia

Mia has a vivid imagination, and can always spin a good story. Even an IV bag can inspire a fairy tale with Mia around!

Meet St. Jude patient Slade

Meet Slade

Slade is an old soul who loves reptiles, especially his pet leopard gecko, Leo. Two days before Thanksgiving, an unexpected diagnosis changed his life.

Meet St. Jude patient Mae

Meet Mae

Mae loves to play dress up, and there can never be too much glitter. At St. Jude, Mae has found something she didn’t have at her local hospital: community.