A Sneak Peak Into The St. Jude Country Cares Seminar! [PICS]
Right before ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® celebrated its 57th birthday, Jahna Michal and Chris Coleman got to go on the trip of a lifetime!
They headed to Memphis, Tennessee, aka the home of St. Jude, and received a private tour of the hospital, got to hear from speakers like Randy Owen from Alabama and the CEO of ALSAC, Rick Shadyac Jr. and many more.
Both agree that the most memorable experience of the trip was meeting the patients. It's one thing to hear the stories about patients, but getting to chat with them first-hand really puts into perspective what being a St. Jude Partner-In-Hope really means.
Jahna and Chris got to hear one patient, Dallas, sing his heart out with Alabama's Randy Owen. If it weren't for St. Jude, Dallas might not have gotten that moment. His story, like so many others, are just one piece of the big picture that is St. Jude.
It's true that the impact you make doesn't truly hit you until you experience the work St. Jude does for yourself. If you ever get the chance to visit, pay close attention to the art painted by the kids. The idea was to convey what St. Jude means to them, whether it's family, a cure, a home, a feeling, or hope. You'll also pass by the ABC's of Cancer. This hallways of art is dedicated to what defines a patient. They're imagined and crafted by the patients themselves, so the meaning is even more impactful than if they were designed by professional artists. Make no mistake though, some of these look like they could've been. They're so talented!
These kids are nothing short of angels and warriors all wrapped into one beautiful bundle of love.
You have to see for yourself. Check out pictures of their trip below.