The St. Jude staff believes that hope is essential to life, and that hope can directly influence the well-being of pediatric patients. Hope can help patients make the best of difficult moments and make sense of having a serious illness. Dreams, wishes and goals point toward today or the future, and hope is what drives those thoughts. Without hope, each day can seem uncertain or even scary. Having hope, for themselves or others, helps children and teens cope with hardships.
The St. Jude staff has done extensive research on this subject. The result is a combination of information and resources that can help you and your child find hopefulness during this hard time.
See our publication "Focusing on Hope" or for information on how you can help your child or yourself be more hopeful, see “Do You Know…Focusing on Hope” in the Related Topics box on this page.