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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. 


El sueño de un mañana mejor

Un padre de familia dice que el personal del hospital St. Jude se convirtió en su aliado en la lucha de su hija contra el cáncer.


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.


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.


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.


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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.