“When you go through suffering, you learn a lot about yourself, you learn a lot about your friends, your family, the people who are really going to be there for you. And along the way, you meet…relationships that will last forever.” – McKendree

Many of us know about the St. Jude Research Hospital, but how many of us really know the stories of the patients who fill the halls? Every moment, there are countless children who are fighting for their lives in our city.

At St. Jude’s doctors and nurses work tirelessly to treat the toughest cases, advance cures and ensure they can share their research with the world in a global effort to understand, treat, and defeat pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

While the hospital is well known, we don’t always get to learn patients’ story. One story, we’re proud to share with you today. Luis and McKendree both underwent treatment at St. Jude. Together, they were able to share an incredible bond and an incredible journey of trying to beat their illnesses and come out survivors.

Watch the video below to learn more about these two patients. Make sure to keep tissues nearby as this is quite a touching story!

If you’d like to donate to St. Jude, today we’re hosting a radiothon for their hospital. You can donate by calling 1-800-372-4999 or by donating online HERE. 

Likewise, if you can’t provide financial contributions, feel free to show your support by changing our your Facebook default picture to showcase the St. Jude logo! You can learn how to do that HERE.