There are many things that are amazing about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The hospital itself is a place of hope and love. Not only does the medical staff do everything possible to help kids and their families battle cancer, but they give them promises. A promise to do everything it takes to make them better and they never have to pay for treatments, food, lodging, or anything that they have at St. Jude. Will you become a Partner in Hope?
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.
Over the weekend, I took my 3-and-a-1/2-year-old son Brody to play in the snow at Albany's Washington Park. It was his first time out in the snow with me, like really playing. It was a week of firsts for him, but it needed to be a week of firsts for me as well. I needed some perspective, and I found it this morning.
Since my first time visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, I could tell this was something different. I was only there for a few days but its message and power have followed me since, especially thanks to Tyler.
The St. Jude Radiothon is still going strong until tonight, thanks to our amazing volunteers and Partners In Hope who have made it all possible. We have been snapping photos throughout the Radiothon, to give you a behind the scenes look. Check out the gallery below for your all-access pass to this year's St. Jude Radiothon.
Today is the St. Jude Radiothon on WGNA, a day where you can be inspired by tremendous stories of courage, aid in the fight against childhood cancer, and become a Partner in Hope. But before becoming a Partner in Hope, you have to know what Partners in Hope are. So, what are they?
This year I made my first ever trip to Memphis and the St Jude Children's Hospital. Thanks to my choice of career I have experienced MANY amazing things but nothing that I carry with me the way this trip stays on my mind and in my heart. The biggest and most inspirational moment for me was hearing Bob Crawford from The Avett Brothers speak about his daughter Hallie.