Over the course of the last few years, I have become extremely acquainted with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In light of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it was only fitting to share their message with y’all. St. Jude is very near and dear to my heart and the heart of my family members.
When my husband was an infant, he was born with what’s called a “cauliflower ear”. What that is, is that there is no actual ear on that side of your head and the hole where your eardrum should be is completely closed up. My mother in law had just recently lost her husband and her other son in a horrific car accident. She didn’t have a lot of money and now her only child was born with an issue that was going to require surgery.
All I can say is THANK GOD for St. Jude. They provided everything she needed to make his surgeries a success — and because of that, she was able to breathe better knowing everything was taken care of.
The last couple of years, I have loved talking with the people of St. Jude while at the Mom 2.0 conference and I am always on board for helping to get the word out about their fundraising efforts.
Stephen didn’t have cancer, but that’s the beauty of St. Jude — they want to help ANYONE who needs it. And that’s why I will always love, help and advocate for St. Jude. Because of them, my husband was able to thrive and have a normal childhood.
Helping to Fight Childhood Cancer
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when they first opened their doors to 80% today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands of more children.
How You and I Can Help St. Jude
There are several ways that you and I can help support an organization like St. Jude.
- Donate to the cause (click here to give a donation)
- Register and fundraise for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in your local area
- Volunteer and donate your time
Whatever way you choose to help, let’s work hard together to end childhood cancer. I know I am going to do my best and do my part as well.