We gave a little of our time. We received more (time) than we ever could have imagined.
There are causes that grab at your heart, and then there are causes that actually grow your heart. Learning about the children and families of St. Jude will forever be a part of our heart(s). read more…
If you haven’t ever looked into the eyes of a sick child, or the eyes of their parent, it is something very difficult that you may want to do. It’s easier not to, I know. It’s likely that once you do, you will never forget it. We’ve been blessed with a healthy son, six nephews, and four nieces. We could only imagine the ache of discovering one of them had cancer.
Children at St. Jude are never denied treatment because of their family’s inability to pay. “If your insurance doesn’t pay a dime, St. Jude is not going to charge you. St. Jude automatically picks up the cost of the care. And we provide housing, and we assist with meals, and we assist with travel,” said Tabatha Doyle, brain tumor coordinator at St. Jude. St. Jude provides free lodging to patient families who live more than 35 miles from the hospital. For the families whose children require long-term treatment, they’re provided two-bedroom apartments at the Target House.
We spent a fair number of recent Saturdays and Sundays at the St. Jude home that Flynner Homes built, and this past Sunday evening (6/24/12) at the Channel 7 telethon. We would like to thank – Scott Flynn of Flynner Homes for his commitment St. Jude, the ESA ladies who are as selfless as they come and inspired us to give more, the parents who shared their stories and pain, the kids who shared only their smiles and love of life, the 700 to 1000 people who visited us at the Dream Home, and the 7,777 who supported St. Jude by purchasing a $100 dream home ticket. Thank you. We are grateful on all accounts.