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DescriptionEssey about St Jude hospital and donations
The Children of St. Jude
Since 1962, St. Jude hospital has been a symbol of hope for children and families in the need. As one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers, St. Jude hospital continues to provide the quality of research and treatment, while relying on the generous support of many donors to continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. Will you join me in becoming a Partner in Hope by donating to St. Jude today because you can make a difference in the life of a child?
Danny Thomas opened St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962 with a mission of helping children, finding a cure fir cancer and other diseases through research and treatment. Each year around 6000 patients gets treated at the hospital. ” St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
St. Jude is the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer. Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world. The medical and scientific staff published more than 640 articles in academic journals in 2009, more than any other pediatric cancer research center in the United States. St. Jude’s researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology institution in America. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital, according to the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. In 2009, Parents magazine named St. Jude the No. 1 pediatric cancer care hospital in the country, based on the magazine's survey of more than 75 children's hospitals nationwide. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today” ( www.stjude.com).
On St. Jude’s web site I read a story about Joshua, who was 6 months old when doctors discovered a deadly tumor in his brain called aglioma astrocytoma. First signs of his illness appeared when he was 3 months old, he wasn’t able to be on his tummy and his mom noticed that he was very sleepy baby. Joshua’s mom took him to pediatrician, who ordered ultrasound, which lead to MRI and CT scan that confirmed brain tumor diagnostic. ...
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