Ryan is a very compassionate kid and each year I talk to him about how important St. Jude Radiothon is and what they do. I asked him about cancer, St. Jude, and how he thinks we can all help the parents of the sick children worry less. When you listen to the words and innocence of a child talking about these things, there is something extra powerful in their words.

Ryan will be ten-years-old in April and we know we are very fortunate and blessed to have a healthy child. I wanted him to know what an amazing place the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is and how important it is to help others in need. He has known a child that has been treated at the Melodies Center at Albany Med for leukemia. I explained to him that St. Jude is also helping that kid fight cancer. I explained that they do research and send that to Albany Med to help them treat kids right here in the Capital Region. I said this is how that child's parents can worry a little less because he is getting the best care.

Take a listen to Ryan, in his own words, talking about sick kids, the wonderful work of St. Jude, and how you can help parents worry less.

If your kids or grandkids are healthy, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, no family ever receives a bill for travel, treatment, food, or lodging. Donations from our 16th Annual Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon go directly to St. Jude so that they can continue to focus on curing childhood cancer. Please become a Partner In Hope. Your $19 donation per month (on your credit or debit card) helps continue the fight. You will also receive a "We Won't Stop" t-shirt.

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