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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Serving the African-American community In the early 1950s, entertainer Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, was a true visionary and humanitarian. He wanted to build a hospital where children could be treated regardless of a family’s religion, financial status or race. Segregation was a common practice in […]

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Sickle cell disease research and treatment   Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder affecting red blood cells. Sickled red blood cells block small blood vessels and delay the delivery of oxygen to tissues and organs, which causes anemia, painful events, organ damage, and can to lead to death […]

9 years old osteosarcoma Paishence loves to be outside. She likes climbing trees and playing in the dirt. This past spring, her right leg began to hurt, so her mother took her to the doctor, who said it was growing pains. But when the discomfort continued, Paishence’s mom took her back to the doctor and […]

Jayla 9 years old optic pathway glioma Felicia 8 years old optic pathway glioma Juliauna 1 year old brain lesion When Juliauna was 7 months old, her parents, Elnora and Fredrick, took her to the doctor for a routine appointment. However, measurements showed that the baby’s head circumference was larger than usual. The doctor ordered […]

6 years old sickle cell disease When Donovan was born, his family learned he suffered from sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to become hard and sickle-shaped, instead of soft and round. Children and adults with the disease may experience symptoms that range from severe pain to strokes, pneumonia […]

10 years old sickle cell disease When Adriana was born, routine tests revealed she suffered from sickle cell disease. For several years, Adriana would experience pain crises and have to be hospitalized for a few days at a time. But when she was 5 years old, Adriana experienced a pain crisis that resulted in a […]