Big Brother Judd Daugherty Raises Money For St. Jude
|BB15's Judd Daugherty walks for St. Jude Children's Hospital|
In Judd's own words:
Thirteen years ago my cousin Jansen was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. They were sent to St. Jude in Memphis for verification of diagnosis and to begin treatment. I remember going with my family to St. Jude during this difficult time. At the age of 3 he woke up that Friday morning before all the testing started and told his mother he didn't need any because God already touched his little eye. After intense testing the Doctor came out with Miraculous news....the tumor was gone. Although the tumor was gone, it had caused damage and diseased Jansen's eye. After a 5 hr surgery the Doctors were able to save his eye but no vision.
After visiting St. Jude Hospital again this past weekend November 8 with my close friend Rebecca, which is a former patient and cancer survivor herself brought back the memories from so long ago. I will never forget how thoughtful and caring the team of Doctors, nurses and staff was to my family.
Judd Daugherty is raising donations for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd in Knoxville, TN. The walk begins at 9AM at the Knoxville Zoo Tent.
As I write this, Judd has raised $2885 of his $5000 goal. To donate, visit Judd's St. Jude page.
Way to go, Judd, great cause!