Forget Wheelchairs! Kids at St Jude Travel in Wagons, It’s How They Roll
Forget wheelchairs! Kids at St Jude Children's Research Hospital get to travel in wagons. It's how they roll.
Wheelchairs can be scary, at any age, never mind for a child with cancer. It's way more fun to ride in a wagon and it makes kids feel a little more normal. "You are just a kid in a wagon, not a kid with cancer or going through chemo,” said one mother, whose son lost a leg to Ewing sarcoma, a bone tumor.
St. Jude’s iconic red wagons let patients ride in comfort and style; parents are transported, too, by these symbols of childhood.
The little reg wagons of hope and normalcy can be seen all around the hospital to help kids not only heal physically but emotionally too.
If cancer is a dark journey, then there should be moments of light — joy, even. There should be reminders of better days, and beacons of hope for better days to come.
There are more than 100 of these little red wagons at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. There’s always a fleet parked in the lobby of the Patient Care Center, lined up in sleek red rows waiting for kids to ride through the halls.
Your Partner in Hope donation helps the hospital provide these cool forms of transportation for their patients. All it takes is $19 a month. Become a Partner in Hope during our 2-day radiothon with Drain Masters by calling 800-995-5257 or donating online at St Jude.
Thank You Gifts
To thank you for supporting St Jude Children's Research Hospital during our Country Cares radiothon with Drain Masters and becoming a Partner in Hope, you'll have the honor of joining the country community with a 'Love Music Stop Cancer' t-shirt and your choice of tickets to see either the Harlem Globetrotters March 2 or Utica Comets on Big Frog night February 25, both at the Adirondack Bank Center.