Travel Diary: St. Jude Blog Tour

There are moments in life, where they stand as “life-changing” moments. My recent trip to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was not only life-changing but meant to be. As a proud St. Jude Blogger Ambassador, I was given the grand opportunity to tour their facility, meet with staff and most of all interact with their patients. Little Giant Life will share future posts and how to give back to this amazing institution. I encourage to share these posts for the sake of curing cancer! Follow me on Instagram for more great photos.

Here is my photo diary.

A statue of St. Jude is shown at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.

 

Former cancer patient and current employee, Joel Alsup is standing beside his picture displayed at St. Jude.

Meet Joel! Our tour guide and former cancer survivor and patient of St. Jude. He now works at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his smile is contagious!

 

A brick building is shown as one of the homes for St. Jude cancer patients. Representing hope, a group of elephants made out of grass stand in front of the building.

The Target House is offered to patients whose treatment is longer than three months.

 

The entrance to a temporary housing of St. Jude's patients is shown. A statue of a young boy with an umbrella is shown. Words such dance, believe, love, life, courage, joy and smile surround him.

Inspiration is seen as soon as one walks into the Target House.

 

Inside the play room of St/ Jude's temporary housing. The ceiling of the Dreamworks is shown. The logo shows a boy fishing while sitting on the moon.

Patients get to see film release before anyone else does.

 

Art pieces created by celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Britney Spears and many others.

Art pieces created by celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Britney Spears and many others.

 

A hallway is shown with colorful painting and figures.

Everywhere you turn, there is color to brighten anyone’s day.

 

Target House features recreation areas for common use, including the Library and Pavilion, the Amy Grant Music Room, the Scott Hamilton Family Fitness Center and arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor play areas and a garden patio.

Target House features recreation areas for common use, including the Library and Pavilion, the Amy Grant Music Room, the Scott Hamilton Family Fitness Center and arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor play areas and a garden patio.

 

The Target House holds cancer patients and their families. A kitchen is shown.

St. Jude patients who stay at Target House reflect the full range of the hospital’s population – from babies to teens.

 

Downtown Memphis with a railway is displayed.

Memphis was quaint and serene.

 

A long standing bridge is shown with a clear, blue sky.

My first time in Memphis gave me more desire to travel!

 

A card written by a cancer patient reads, "I am thankful for St. Jude and the Target House for giving us hope, rest, fun places. I am thankful.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To donate, click here.

 

 

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