S Is For St. Jude – The ABCs Of Cancer
Who will take care of the children when they're sick? St. Jude, of course! Find out what one girl believes about this remarkable hospital!
The author of "S Is For St. Jude" suffers from sickle cell anemia a hereditary disease in which red blood cells form a crescent shape. Why is this a bad thing? Because "red blood cells carry oxygen to the body and are normally shaped like a disc," states the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This disease also has a lot of varying side affects, including fatigue, paleness, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, jaundice, blindness, strokes and more. So who wants it? Kids sure don't!
But patients who have been treated at St. Jude are confident that the hospital will find a cure for what ails them. They realize how caring the doctors are who work there. They also know that even when they hurt, the staff at St. Jude will do everything in their power to make them feel better.
Become a Partner In Hope today and you'll help the doctors at St. Jude do their jobs, creating the cures that save young lives.