Period 2 English
Due: January 29, 2019
Many kids around the world are born with diseases and body dysfunctions every year and suffer most of their childhood trying to break free from them. St. Jude Children’s Hospital has helped many kids fight of dangerous diseases to help them have another chance at life. St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for any catastrophic disease through research and development, and no child shall be denied treatment because of his or her race, religion, or a family's ability to pay. The motto of the medical center is , “ no child should die in the dawn of life”. The majority of their funding comes from individual contributions so this is the main reason parents do not have to pay for a bill when treating a child.
St. Jude Hospital was founded and first opened on February 4, 1962 by Danny Thomas at a young age. As a symbol of hope for every patient, a statue of St. Jude Thaddeus was built in front of the first building and still stands today. Since the day of its opening, St. Jude Hospital has become one of the world’s leading pediatric research institutions. In the 1970 St. Jude announced that Leukemia could now be called a curable disease using chemotherapy and radiation. Two years after the survival rate for Leukemia had shot up to fifty percent which was a big achievement that revolutionized Leukemia therapy all around the world.
With all the income St. Jude makes, they will not spend their money on personal use, but instead on the families they treat so parents can focus more on their child and medicine for them. From first opening St. Jude’s treatments have...