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St. Jude is "the right place at the right time" for brain cancer patient Von

First-person essay by Von's mom describes their journey to "the right place at the right time," St. Jude.


My hero, No. 17: How the stories of St. Jude taught a jaded journalist to see the light

A retiring writer’s appreciation of the patients of St. Jude, some of the bravest and boldest souls I’ve ever met


What St. Jude did for our family: One dad's perspective

St. Jude dad Rob says the research hospital helped make sure his daughter Ava had the care she needed.


A second home for our hearts: St. Jude

Tamiko Toland lost her young son Colin to cancer, but not before the aspiring police officer left an indelible mark on his entire town of Ithaca, New York.


He may have passed away five years ago, but my brother Connor is hard-coded into my story

On what would have been Connor’s 13th birthday, his older brother Aiden, 15, is reflecting on his experience as a sibling who lost a brother to childhood cancer.


Kick by soccer kick, turning my purpose into action for St. Jude

Juggling, in the soccer sense, is a simple skill to learn but a hard one to master. St. Jude supporter Hollis Belger has not only mastered it, kicking her way to a personal best 4,202 consecutive juggles, she has turned her soccer passion into a much bigger purpose: helping the children at St. Jude. She has raised raised more than $500,000 and counting.


Gideon found comfort in cars, so he gave them away to other St. Jude kids

Undergoing melanoma treatment at St. Jude, my 3-year-old doled out kindness, one toy car at a time.


These women survived bone cancer and became trailblazers. I will believe my daughter will, too.

When amputation became part of her daughter's cancer treatment, Jamie felt it as a loss. Then her perspective was changed completely.


Hayley Arceneaux: What the Inspiration4 mission for St. Jude means to me

Hayley Arceneaux, part of the world’s first all-civilian space crew on Inspiration4, talks about the meaning behind the mission, which will raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


I rise, endure, thrive: How motherhood empowers me in the same way surviving cancer has

After surviving leukemia Heather believed she wouldn't be able to have children. Now, she shares her experience of being a brand new mom for the first time.


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.