Before you leave


Target House. . . an apartment style building built by Target for families of children whose treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is scheduled to last longer than 3 months.

Each apartment is fully furnished. Other amenities include:

  • Free laundry facilities
  • Music room
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Game room specifically designed for children and teens
  • Workout facilities
  • Playground
  • Communal dining room

You think they know who their customer is? They heard the needs of the patients and families and they responded by meeting those needs.

Target House was designed so that routines can stay as normal as possible. Hospital life can be sterile . . . pun intended. Target wants to keep you home.

So before you leave home, be sure to respond to the needs of your customers.

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Zoinks – an endless cycle

Zofran zounds zuper

Zofran zounds zuper

The body has something foreign that needs to be gone. So you take a foreign substance (chemo) to eradicate the foreign object (cancer) and it causes havoc.

Thank God for modern medicine. It can be a vicious cycle.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a test that discovered the root cause for all cancers? It sounds so simple. Yet it’s so complex.



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You’ve got this

Ipad 036Nolan’s family gets it.

There is more to treating our diseases than what modern medicine can offer.

You play an important part. As a matter of fact, you play the starring role.

Don’t let “it” get “you” cause you’ve got this. :)

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Searching for eXcellence

Make it a goal to be excellent!

Make it a goal to be excellent!

Even in difficult times, it is a gift to search for excellence.

A friend posted the question to Facebook: Whatever happened to excellence?

This person has an eXcellent version of how they see eXcellence.

Let nothing stop you from being excellent!

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Wishing and Wondering

Waiting for answers

Waiting for answers

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Or it could be the greenest under your own two feet.

When you’re afflicted with a potentially deadly disease, you are possibly filled with what-ifs and why-me.

“For all those who wish and wonder,
There’s one thing you musn’t ponder. 
God does love you and is on your side,
And in his love you may confide.”

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Here it comes.

Here it comes.

Or vomet.

The next time you think you want to complain about “a hard pill to swallow” remember this. . .

“It sucks to upchuck.”

PS. This was my favorite of all the letters.

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Help me understand

Help me understand

When you don’t understand something, you ask questions.

Why is something happening to me?

Why is my cancer coming back?

Why am I not getting better?

Why hasn’t a cure been found?

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