Shortly before Emma's fourth birthday, she began experiencing difficulty breathing. Concerned, her mother took her to the pediatrician only to be told that Emma had the croup, a common childhood illness.
Two weeks later, Emma's family spent the day at a local zoo, which was one of Emma's favorite places. But soon after they left, Emma started to make horrible wheezing noises and she began to gasp for air. Unable to catch her breath, Emma passed out. On the side of the road, Emma’s worried parents leapt to action. Emma's dad called 911 and her mom performed CPR until the ambulance arrived.
At a local hospital, a CT scan revealed devastating news: There was a mass invading Emma's throat and chest. The mass had collapsed her windpipe and was on the verge of collapsing the main artery to her brain. Without a minute to spare, Emma was put on a ventilator and air lifted to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A tribute to Clara and her bone marrow donor John. To find out more about becoming a bone marrow donor or to support the "Be The Match" program, go to www.bethematch.org.
We would also encourage you all to donate blood and blood products at every opportunity you can. Clara was heavily dependent on transfusions of red cells and platelets and IVIG.
Thank you all for caring and for continuing to share Clara and John's story.
Thank you to everyone who called in the two days we were doing the K102 Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon! We really appreciate every one of you that took part in supporting the life saving efforts of St. Jude!
"No child should die in the dawn of life."
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On August 8th, 4 year old St. Jude patient Avery got on stage with Sugarland in her pink cowboy boots while the band played at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Avery is a very special little girl who at the age of 22 months was diagnosed with cancer and was given 3-6 months to live WITH treatment. Thanks to the work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, Avery is now 4 years old and is 85% cancer free. But Avery's fight isn't over yet. Help support this special "Baby Girl" and the other children suffering from cancer at St. Jude by donating at http://www.stjude.org/radio/keey
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
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Drew and his faily will join us at 7:30am on our first day of the Radiothon. Here is the video of what a typical trip to St. Jude is for him.
This song is inspired by the true story of the Locke family and their son Dax.
At just thirteen months old, little Dax was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. He was given two bone marrow transplants as a part of emergency treatment; one from each of his parents. The doctors then told his parents that Dax would most likely not make it to see Christmas.
This song is about the love of a family, and the coming together of an entire community to make sure that this little boy could have one last Christmas. His dad, determined that his son would see Christmas, put up the decorations early. The neighborhood caught on, and did the same. The whole town soon followed suit. A website was built telling his story. Soon, pictures were sent from all over the world of Christmas decorations that had been put up in his honor.
Dax did lose his battle with Leukemia, but not before he got to see one last Christmas. Today, this little boy's legacy lives on, and his parents are making sure it does. They were so touched by the care they received from St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, that they now have a desire to raise enough money to run the entire hospital for one day in honor of their son, Dax. The total cost to run St. Jude's for one day is $1.6 million dollars. Already, they have raised a quarter of a million dollars.
This Christmas, it is on my heart to join forces with the Locke family, and help them in their cause. I would like to encourage you to join us in raising money that will go to an amazing cause in St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital that cares for so many children each year.
To purchase "One Last Christmas" on iTunes visit: http://tiny.cc/omrk9