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West Texans Donated Over $35,000 to Benefit the St. Jude Children with Cancer

2013 St Jude totals
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

Who says 13 is an unlucky number? The 13th Annual KEAN 105 St. Jude Radiothon, Feb. 28th and March 1st was successful in raising over $35,500 for the kids of St. Jude. For two days and a total of 26 hours Shay in the Midday Hill, Super Dave Wheaton and I put on a radiothon sharing the our stories, and those of the families that have been helped by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The children that are helped by St. Jude come from all over, but many are from right here in West  Texas.

Several years ago I interviewed three families from through out the Big Country, each with their own unique story as to how they came to getting St. Jude help. One Dyess AFB mother explained that her daughter had a fever of unknown origin, her local pediatrician ran a few tests and then delivered the bad news, her three year old had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  Their family doctor said “if this was my child I would go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and that is why I’m sending your daughter there.” The second mom from Anson had a similar story her four year old had an ongoing fever, after some doctor’s testing she was referred to St Jude. The third was a 12 year old girl from Wylie Junior High School, here mother explained that her daughter had “bitten herself and a huge knot developed” The doctor tested her and revealed she had cancer. However she was sent to Cooks Children’s Hospital in Dallas and began St Jude protocol.

No matter who they are, where they come from, how they worship, what their heritage is or how much money they have, St, Jude will care for their children. If you would like to donate you still can, with this online KEAN-105/St. Jude online link. So the good news is, West Texans helped keep the work of saving children’s lives at St. Jude going, and I thank you.

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