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Cancer survivor channels late mom's daring to support St. Jude

San Francisco-based fundraiser and cancer survivor Imani Brown talks about her mom's boldness, and her pain, and the healing power of supporting St. Jude.


The happiest child I've ever met

We thought we were going to lose our surviving daughter. But she's still here, and smiling, thanks in part to St. Jude.


Our crisis at Christmas, and how Santa found my son, even at St. Jude

Mack had not one but two illnesses that could have killed him. Then we were sent to St. Jude.


Soccer star Tori Huster: Why I'm all in for St. Jude

Washington Spirit player and St. Jude ambassador Tori Huster describes how young patients inspired her to join the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases.


4,700 miles to hope: One military family's journey to St. Jude

Griffin was diagnosed with pediatric cancer while his family was stationed abroad. They turned to St. Jude for help.


A Halloween that changed my perspective on life

Kiara wasn't quite herself while trick-or-treating in 2014. The next day, her family would begin their personal journey with childhood cancer.


St. Jude saved my life...twice

Debbie Coolman, who came to St. Jude for treatment in 1984, went from a life of pain to a lifetime of thank yous.


We don't have our "normal" back. But we have our son.

After successful cancer treatment, we couldn't wait to move on. Then came COVID-19.


Fifteen years and 5,000 miles later, St. Jude inspires Cale Zaugg's life of service in Senegal

Former patient, 25, teaches classes at a girls school run by a Senegalese nonprofit. He shares how the lessons he learned at St. Jude still inspire him.


Up ’Til Dawn for St. Jude made my post-college goals even more clear

A visit to St. Jude was my motivation to want to help others through science.


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.