Several months after their young son died from cancer, a local mom and dad are opening up about their pain, loss and their journey at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis provides free care for young patients which allows parents to focus on their child and not medical bills.
“She always has to be wearing a dress. I mean, even to bed. She wears a skirt or a dress and it has to spin,” said Mabry’s mother, Jenny. “She’s bubbly, she’s funny, she’s feisty. She is just a go-getter. And we now know why she is the way she is.”
When Eden’s legs began to be covered in bruises, Nicole chalked it up to rough or energetic playing. When the bruises started popping up on Eden’s face, back and chest, she became concerned.
Like many 3-year-olds, Peyton likes to play. She enjoys coloring, music and popular movies like Trolls, Moana and Frozen. However, Peyton also is familiar with things most children aren't: chemotherapy and radiation.
We first introduced you to Cameron Scroggins back in 2013. He was nearly one year into a battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that ultimately led him to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Just a couple of months later at age 16, Cameron passed away.
Like many teenagers, 16-year-old Sierrah Lemons stays active and busy. Most of her life centers around volleyball. Watching her on the court, no one would ever know the Soddy Daisy sophomore lost an eye to cancer as a toddler.
Eight-year-old Mason is an outgoing child with a mischievous grin and a love for the outdoors. Fishing trips with dad are one of his favorite activities, but those are precious moments his parents weren't sure he would continue to have just a few years ago.
The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home will open to the public for tours this weekend. The 4,000-square foot home is located at 10924 Prairie Lake Drive in the Prairie Pass subdivision off East Brainerd Road in Apison.
Like many teenage boys, 18-year-old Tarquavious “Quay” Gray likes to be active, enjoys basketball and spend time with friends. But unlike his peers, Quay is focused on serious matters most young people will never have to face.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital doesn’t just focus on saving a child’s life. They also want to make sure each child leaves the hospital with the highest quality of life possible.
Research done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital doesn’t just stay in Memphis or even in the United States. It’s helping kids fight cancer worldwide. Dr. Emilia Pinto is a molecular biologist and research lab specialist who studies tumors that form on adrenal glands in children. A native of Brazil, she joined St. Jude seven years ago. Her interest in fighting the disease began when she noticed something unusual. “Pediatric adrenocorticol tumors is a ver...
Battling cancer is difficult, and sometimes victories can seem small and far apart, particularly for children who may not fully understand what’s happening.
Three-year-old Zach Floyd is a bundle of energy. Like many young boys, he loves playgrounds and trains. No one would ever guess there were moments when a normal childhood for Zach didn’t seem possible.
When Ken and Wilma Skiles found out they won the St. Jude Dream Home, they hopped in their car and made the trip from Whitwell to their new home in Chattanooga.
Researchers at St. Jude Children's Hospital might be close to curing malaria, a disease that kills a child every minute.
While the doctors and researchers have made great progress in treating many catastrophic childhood diseases, there's still work to do and that's where you can help. It takes millions of dollars for the life-saving treatment and research that happens every day at St. Jude.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been treating patients for more than 50 years. And while the doctors and researchers have made great progress in treating many catastrophic childhood diseases, there's still work to do.