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'We found something on his brain’

Mom comforts son, Hudson, through cancer treatment at St. Jude.


A Mother’s Day wish fulfilled thanks to St. Jude

I arrived with my son, Carlos, at St. Jude on May 10. It was Mother’s Day in my native land of El Salvador, a day mothers normally wake up to smiles and hugs from their children. This one was very different.


Marlo Thomas’ dedication to St. Jude means keeping her father’s promise

Danny Thomas’ children grew up witnessing their father create the legacy St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It was a powerful lesson in determination, love, empathy and compassion, taught by example.


St. Jude Thanks and Giving®

Every year, retail and corporate partners, celebrities, media and thousands of supporters across the country give to the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® holiday campaign to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Actress Sofia Vergara: St. Jude is doing great work here and around the world

I’ve been supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2012 and it’s one of my favorite things to do during the year.


The moments that cemented Chip and Joanna Gaines’ steadfast support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The home improvement duo’s first visit to St. Jude ‘changed us forever.’


What Michael Strahan gets in return for giving to St. Jude teaches him important lessons about life

Since his first visit in 2010, Michael Strahan has been a relentless supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Dear Emmanuel: St. Jude mom pens emotional letter to son starting college

Regina worked in health care and was a breast cancer survivor when Emmanuel was diagnosed with eye cancer as a 4-year-old. She's called St. Jude a "community of hope" and credits Emmanuel's child life specialists for his can-do optimism after his left eye was removed.


We celebrated the 'milestone miracles' with our daughter at St. Jude until she was declared cancer-free

Kenneth R. Lewis' daughter, Lauren, was treated for stage IV neuroblastoma at St. Jude in 2005. She graduated high school last month and is preparing to attend college in Alabama this fall. 


My son is thriving thanks to the progress St. Jude has made treating medulloblastoma

Jillian Bolding's son, Alexander, was treated for medulloblastoma at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2018. She is now working as the Regional Development Director in Oklahoma for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude.


About Perspectives

About this blog

Having a child diagnosed with cancer changes everything, from a family’s day-to-day life to a survivors’ world view. This blog reflects the unique viewpoints of current patients, their parents and other family members, childhood cancer survivors and the donors and event participants who support our mission to end childhood cancer.