St. Jude Children's Hospital Research Paper

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Marlo Jenner once stated, “That is the difference between St. Jude's and all other children's hospitals. The other hospitals are not bad at all; they're good hospitals, but they're just working with what they know, and St. Jude's is working with what nobody else knows, because they're doing research.” Although St. Jude looks like every other hospital from the outside, the patients, families, and doctors allow the interior of St. Jude to stand out amongst all other hospitals around the world. Last year, St. Jude Children’s Miracle Hospital helped to save the lives of over 67,000 patients. Although this may seem like a number parallel to any other children’s hospital in the United States, this number only reflects the patients the doctors physically saw. St.…show more content…
In addition to healing patients around the world, doctors examine each patient they see carefully to assure that the treatment they put the patients through will not harm them long-term. The number one goal of St. Jude Children’s Hospital is not only to help end childhood cancer, but also to assure the best quality of life for everyone who steps foot in the doors of the hospital. THESIS Danny Thomas, a famous actor known best for his role in the famous 1950s sitcom ‘Make Room for Danny’, founded the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in 1962. Thomas decided to dedicate his life and everything in it to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, in honor of him overcoming difficulties and ultimately achieving success in his life as an entertainer. When first debating the idea of how he wanted to distribute his money for the praise of St. Jude, Thomas decided that his top choice would be to found a children’s hospital in Chicago, Illinois, his hometown. However, after seeking advice from Cardinal Samuel Strictch, the archbishop of Chicago at the time, advised him to look for a different location because Chicago already had a large and

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