Celebrating Women's History Month
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital honors our ambassadors — donors, foundation executives, fundraisers, patient moms, supporters, and childhood cancer survivors — together, the women who tell our stories.
March 01, 2023 • 1 min
Imani Brown: Daring to make a difference
Her mother’s act of daring in the face of injustice — and her mother's death from cancer — inspires Imani to raise the funds and awareness needed to help cure childhood cancer.
Ashtyn: A life with special purpose
Ashtyn's parents always knew she had a special purpose on earth. Now that she's doing well after treatment for medulloblastoma, they are grateful for the chance to see what her future will hold.
Sarah Shaw: Becoming part of St. Jude's 'magical story'
Sarah Shaw works in publishing and loves a good story. She was captivated by the story of St. Jude. Now she’s helping to write it.
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.
After heartbreak and uncertainty, a warm welcome from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
An ALSAC employee greets Ukrainian evacuees after their 5,200-mile journey and travels herself through memories of her mother’s own immigration story.
Gripping words from the past ring loud and clear for kids with cancer in Ukraine today
On a 2018 visit to St. Jude, Svitlana Pugach spoke of a future when people would come together for a better world. Her voice from the past is a stark reminder that, ‘These kids desperately need our attention and our support and our protection.’
St. Jude Inspire Audio Stories | The capital of brave people
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the people who run the Tabletochki Charitable Foundation got to safety and then got back to work. They knew many of the people they serve — Ukrainian kids with cancer — could no longer be treated in their home country.
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.
After brain cancer diagnosis, Charlotte benefited from decades of research at St. Jude
When 7-year-old Charlotte was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, her treatment plan at St. Jude was tailored to her particular subtype of medulloblastoma, giving her a second chance at life.
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.
Unconventional path launched St. Jude advocate Sian Proctor into space
As a child, her parents encouraged her dream of becoming an astronaut. They never told her it might be difficult for a young Black girl.
When she lost her life to cancer, 9-year-old Carson left her piggy bank to St. Jude.
Inspired by her actions, her mom encourages others to be drops that 'ripple out' to help cure childhood cancer.
Eri'Elle is always "ready for fun," despite intensive cancer treatment.
Once unable to walk due to a tumor, St. Jude patient Eri'Elle is all about play.
Felicity spent her very first Christmas in treatment at St. Jude. Today, she's growing up.
An aggressive brain tumor could have ended her life, but Felicity is thriving thanks to St. Jude.
How do you explain childhood cancer when there's not a word for it in your language?
Akua Sarpong lost a daughter to cancer in Ghana and now heads a charity that partners with St. Jude to help other families through the same journey.
Born with sickle cell disease, Za’Mya thrives in care of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mom credits St. Jude for the life her daughter is able to lead and includes its supporters among her family and village.
Storied Lives Podcast | Emily
When Emily was 16, she was an active kid, filling her days with extracurricular activities and time with friends. But then she became lethargic. She got painful headaches. Eventually, she was diagnosed with leukemia.
Storied Lives Podcast | Paula
Her daughter Carson came to St. Jude when she was seven years old to be treated for osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The cancer metastasized to her lungs, and after 16 months Carson passed away.