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Smocked Auctions is proud to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® as an official corporate partner for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2017.

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.

If you're inspired to give, you may now add a donation to St. Jude at checkout on our website or give directly to St. Jude HERE.

XOXO, Amy & Nicole

 

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Four-year-old Reid is a happy boy with a sweet smile. “Every day he wakes up and forgives everybody, and he starts over again,” says his mother, Brooke. When Reid was found to suffer from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2013, it marked the third time his parents had received unexpected medical news about their baby boy. In utero, Reid was diagnosed with a serious heart defect that required open heart surgery shortly after birth. Around the same time, he was found to have Down syndrome. 

When Reid’s family learned he had cancer, they were referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “I do my research,” said Brooke. “And I ask a lot of questions.” She called a friend who is an expert in the field of healthcare and said, “We’re going to St. Jude. I need you to confirm to me that the commercials are right.” Her friend replied, “They are doing the research, they’re doing everything on campus, right there. You need to be there.”

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. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 At St. Jude, Reid’s treatment included six rounds of chemotherapy specifically tailored to patients with both Down syndrome and AML. Today, Reid is finished with treatment and returns to St. Jude for checkup appointments. “He teaches me a lot of lessons, in a lot of different things,” said Brooke. “He’s just so loving and joyful.”

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