St. Jude

Official Instagram account for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and ALSAC.

http://stjude.org/

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Thanks to Grammy nominated artist @anthonyhamiltonofficial for stopping by to meet with the kids of St. Jude during St. Jude Celebration of Hope weekend!

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“St. Jude is unbelievable,” Christian's dad says. “If we would’ve been anywhere else, we know that it would’ve been a much more stressful time. Here, we get to focus on Christian’s care and not have to worry about anything else.”

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“She’s taught me what it’s really like to persevere,” Lilly's mom says. “She has taught me what it’s like to fight, even when you don’t feel like you can go on any further.” When Lilly came to St. Jude, she couldn't walk, talk or swallow. But now that she's completed treatment, she's back to practicing ballet and appeared in her spring recital.

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St. Jude patient Nick showed off his skills freestyling with @LeCrae when he visited the hospital!

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When Mary Browder was a St. Jude patient four years ago, her outdoor activities were limited. But she could hit a golf ball, and learned she could do it well. Mary Browder focused on her short game of chipping and putting, limited by the PICC line in her arm. After treatment, she could get back to hitting a full swing. “That snowballed into this and being where I am today,” she said. Mary Browder recently took third place in her regional high school golf tournament and this month played with her team to take seventh place in the state.

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“Everything that was familiar and normal, all that just went to the wayside,” Macy's mom says. “We have a wonderful support system, but you get a diagnosis and you have to be separated from what you once knew because your priorities change.”

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Though Alyric faces a serious diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, her cheerful heart remains unchanged. “It doesn’t really affect her,” her mom says. “Just to look at her, you couldn’t tell anything was wrong. She likes to laugh and have fun and jump around.”

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Patients received makeovers on Friday from @lancomeofficial. Thanks to @mwmakeup for sharing your talent with our teen patients!

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Earlier this year, Josh underwent treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma at St. Jude. But these days, he's back on the golf course doing what he loves most! ⛳️

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Every time Bella's parents tell her they're going to St. Jude, she jumps for joy. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2014, but this past summer, she received clear scans. When she grows up, Bella wants to be a doctor at St. Jude.

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St. Jude patient Dakota had some fun with his hair before it began to fall out, coloring it in rainbow shades. Inspired, he then designed “crazy cuts” for his dad and his dad’s friend, who agreed to wear them for a month to raise money for St. Jude. Dakota’s designs ended up raising more than $10,000 for the kids of St. Jude.

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Hannah wants to be a doctor when she grows up, just the like doctors at St. Jude who have saved her life not once, but twice. Hannah recently received a second haploidentical transplant to combat her chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, and just a few weeks ago, she turned 4 years old.

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Sebastian never lost sight of his dream to be a soccer player, even when being treated for brain cancer. Now, he's finished with treatment and playing soccer again!

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors on Feb. 4, 1962. Since then, we’ve made incredible strides in childhood cancer research based on Danny Thomas's dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life."

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We can't thank you enough for joining us for this year's St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer! Your support helps ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

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Thanks to everyone that participated in this year's St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer! Your support makes a difference!
#stjude #stjudewalkrun #kentstate

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Time for a cake pop! St. Jude families sampled tasty treats during an afternoon of fun hosted by St. Jude partner @Gymboree.

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The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is tomorrow! We can't thank you enough for all of your fundraising efforts so far, and we can't wait to see you at the start line!

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"St. Jude is a miracle," says Esmeralda's mom. This September, St. Jude is working to end childhood cancer for kids like Esmeralda.

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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Azalea was in treatment at St. Jude a year ago (left), but exactly one year later, she’s back at home, ready to head to her first day of kindergarten.

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St. Jude Ambassador @DrewBarrymore is supporting St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. See how you can get involved at the link in our bio.

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Did you know that September is also Sickle Cell Awareness Month? St. Jude has been fighting this disease for kids like Bryce since it opened its doors in 1962.

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Rylee is an outgoing girl who loves gymnastics. When she was diagnosed with cancer, her family turned to St. Jude.

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Two weeks ago, Reid smiled for the camera as he held up four fingers after completing his fourth surgery at St. Jude. “At St. Jude, you’re instantly part of the family from the minute you walk through the door," Reid's mom says.

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Let's end childhood cancer for kids like Damien, who's undergoing treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude.

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Londyn loves to play with her baby dolls and dance. Throughout treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she's remained positive and happy.

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We're honored to have the support of St. Jude ambassador @DrewBarrymore this September. See how you can get involved and help end childhood cancer at the link in our bio.

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Let's end childhood cancer for kids like Brantley, who loves cars, trucks, superheroes and dinosaurs.

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It's the first day of #ChildhoodCancerAwareness Month. Let's end childhood cancer. Together. See how you can support the kids of St. Jude this September at the link in our bio.

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