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Happy Thanksgiving quotes from St. Jude patients, families and supporters

During this season of gratitude, share these short, inspirational quotes and images from our St. Jude family and learn how they give thanks.

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Art by St. Jude patient Ellen


Spending the holidays in the hospital is a reality many people dread. That said, families at St. Jude are always able to find ways to be grateful. 

Let these short, inspirational quotes of thankfulness warm your heart, then spread the gratitude with your loved ones by sharing them on social media channels. You can also offer St. Jude families another reason to give thanks, by donating or exploring other ways to give


Share these Thanksgiving images and tell the world your reasons for being thankful!


I'm thankful for everything! I'm thankful for fuzzy blankets. I'm also thankful that I can live in a home with my family. And I'm thankful for coloring books.

St. Jude patient Claire


There’s so much kindness in the world. It’s inspiring in a way that it challenges us, the recipients of this kindness, to give back.

— Stephanie, St. Jude patient Aspen's mom


I am so happy and so grateful and so full of love.

St. Jude supporter Kayla, after her Twitch livestreams brought her total raised for St. Jude to more than a half-million dollars


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St. Jude patient Tina during-and-after-treatment photo.

St. Jude patient Tina before and after treatment

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

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Patient Imani smiling in her mother's arms, outside St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude patient Imani with her mom

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Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

St. Jude founder Danny Thomas


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