THE ABC’S OF CANCER
The ABCs of Cancer, created by St. Jude patients and permanently displayed in a prominent hospital hallway, offer 26 views of living with cancer and the lessons learned from that journey.
The ABCs of Cancer posters were started informally by Child Life as an expressive art project. Kids could choose a letter, design it, write a poem or some thoughts about their chosen word, and then sign their name or not. The first several letters were hung informally, but their effect was so huge and poignant that the collection has become one of permanence and pride.
The ABCs of Cancer are all at once a sad and lovely and hopeful and joyful glimpse into the amazing minds of the young heroes who come to St. Jude.
Trying to describe the ABCs of Cancer is like trying to explain St. Jude to a person who has never stepped inside the hospital. Once you see it, once you visit, your heart can never be the same.
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