When children run to toss a coin into a fountain at the mall or in the park, they might wish for a toy, a video game or their own cell phone. Yet at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, just being able to run to a fountain would be a gift for a child with cancer. The things our sweet girls and boys wish for are likely the same things we wish for them in our hearts.
Three-year-old Avalyn is one of the St. Jude children wishing, hoping and praying for healing right now. She was diagnosed with leukemia, and our doctors immediately began treating her with chemotherapy, which will continue for two-and-a-half years. Thanks to your generosity, children like Avalyn can continue to wish for a life without cancer.