Brittany here! :) I became a mom just a short while ago and, like most moms, I would do absolutely anything for my child. Three days after our son was born we ended up having to race him back to the hospital for a two-night stay. His bilirubin was almost off the charts. We were sleep deprived, freaked out and in a state of constant worry about our precious baby boy.
I chose St. Jude Children's Hospital for a few reasons – one hearkens back to that moment in my life when we clung to everything the nurses and doctors told us so we could get our kiddo back on track as fast as humanly possible. I can't imagine not having that level of care around us, helping us and I cannot imagine families that have to spend days, weeks, months and even years at a hospital in that very same freaked out, worried state. My heart absolutely breaks for them. We only had 2 nights, we got to go home, and now he's almost 2 years old and the happiest baby alive. Without their help it would be a different story. We wanted to choose a non-profit that directly impacted those kids, those families.
Here are some other big reasons St. Jude stuck out to us:
- 82 cents of every dollar donated to St. Jude's goes directly towards kids that need it.
- 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.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
We'll be giving a portion of proceeds from each Stand Together plate sold from now until end of October to go towards this amazing non-profit and YES! that includes plates sold through our distributors as well. We hope you'll partner with us in supporting this great cause.