The doctors and nurses at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are like family to their patients.
"You're there with them through the very hardest times that any parent should have to go through, it's unimaginable, to the joyful times when you see the parents cry and laugh and you just hug them like they're your own family," said Leigh Brandon, a nurse at St. Jude.
The nurses and the doctors typically stay with a child during their time at St. Jude and for any follow-up visits.
"She was asking about how my dance team was doing or how this class was going. In college 'How'd your biology class do?' She's always really involved in my life and with what's going on," said Hillary Husband, a St. Jude patient.
"We've had the same doctors, same nurses, same patient care teams since the day we walked in and when you have multiple children like I do, you want the same person to know this will work, this won't work. They fit everything around us instead of us fitting around them which makes a difference," said Elnora Lee, a St. Jude parent.
Money is never an issue at St. Jude for the doctors, the patients, or their families.
"You can come up with any single idea that you think will help a patient and if you think it's worthwhile to research then we will have the money and the ability and the places with the tools to do it," said Dr. Erin Sullivan.
"You don't find kids happy to go to the hospital, but they're always excited to come here," said Lee.
It costs nearly two million dollars a day to operate St. Jude.
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