How St. Jude Evolved Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic
The last year's been rough on literally every single one of us, there's no denying that.
Now, combine the stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic with also attempting to maintain a solid family dynamic while one of your children is already in a fight for their lives. The folks at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital identified the issues that would present themselves to families already fighting the biggest fight they'll ever face: childhood cancer.
In May, St. Jude launched the VERY first GLOBAL COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer. The goal was to deliver resources to oncologists who are treating kids with cancer who are infected with the coronavirus or at risk of getting it. Everything the Research Center discovered however, wasn't hoarded by St. Jude. Quite the contrary, actually. All the information they've gathered since May has been distributed to over one hundred countries all around the world.
With their quick action, St. Jude was able to get back to saving kids from all over safely. That's not all St. Jude's done to combat COVID-19.....
- They converted the St. Jude Garden to a drive-through testing facility for employees.
- 3D printers were repurposed in the hospital to create face shields.
- St. Jude also created various activity and coloring books to help children comprehend and understand the coronavirus and its impact.
St. Jude made it a priority to act fast in an effort to be able to quickly get back to doing what they do best: Finding cures. Saving children.™