Happy Birthday Danny Thomas - St Jude Children's Hospital

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Inspirational thoughts for 1/6/2019

by Patricia Feager

 

 

Today marks the birthday of Danny Thomas, born 107 years ago on January 6, 1912. He was an entertainer, a nightclub comedian, and philanthropist. He died on February 6, 1991, after fulfilling his promise to St. Jude whom he prayed to when he was struggling to earn a living and had a family and another baby on the way. He made a promise and he kept it. A debt of gratitude is due for the lives that were saved all because one man had faith, made a promise and kept it. 

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been one of the most successful charitable organizations in the world. This is awe-inspiring:

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reports: "We’ve spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today." 

 

To read more about his journey, you may enjoy reading the following links:

 

Danny Thomas St. Jude

Biography

Our History St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

Time after time, we hear about inspirational stories about people facing adversities and something unthinkable happens as a result of faith. But what frightens me more than childhood cancer are people with life-threatening illnesses who has little hope for survival and patients, willing friends and loved ones are being asked for donations through sites on the Internet, FaceBook, and other dark places. I know of two vulnerable people who were given hope only to be scammed. One person was my own aunt. Her daughter-in-law, a nurse who works in Oncology begged her not to get involved in snake oils with these organizations. She did and she died after all of her money was exhausted.  

 

If you're going to donate, choose wisely. You may be interested in learning more from the following: 

GoFundMe

Desperate-Duped-GoFundMe

 

Danny Thomas was an honorable man. He offered the world a shining example of true humility and integrity. Everyone struggles at some time in their lives. Priorities are shifted. Life goes on and bills are still due. Worlds are up-side-down. I can think of no greater gift to families and children than the work of volunteers by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where no family pays and the ratio of survival continues to get better over time. His work goes on by the millions of volunteers around the world and the success rate speaks for itself. 

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I've always been impressed with Danny Thomas for his sponsorship of St. Jude Hospital. When we look for them, great people are all around us (along with some far-from-great ones.)

Jan 06, 2019 08:11 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall - I have also been impressed with Danny Thomas and Jerry Lewis too. Those are great examples of how an individuals life was turned around for the benefit of greater good.

107 years ago, a healthy boy was born. He was entertaining and honorable. A legend that will live forever. 

Jan 06, 2019 08:15 AM #2
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Danny as such a great man, and I ever an even referral his tv show back in the 50's.

Jan 06, 2019 08:30 AM #3
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Will Hamm - I watched the show Make Room for Daddy all the time. What was great is that it was a family show and everyone in my family would make time to watch it together. Brings back good memories, doesn't it?

Jan 06, 2019 08:33 AM #4
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St. Jude Children' Hospital has always been one of my favorite charitable organizations. Can anyone think of a better cause than to help children and their families?

Jan 06, 2019 09:25 AM #5
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Hello Patricia- - -I haven't thought about the man Danny Thomas for awhile. He was certainly the epitome of a hyphenate.  We all are hyphenates in some regard, aren't we?

Jan 06, 2019 09:40 AM #6
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What a beautiful tribute to Danny Thomas -and the profound power of impacting the lives of others, far beyond our days on Earth.

Jan 06, 2019 12:29 PM #7
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St. Judes Hospital is also one of my favorite charities.  Danny Thomas was a good man with a very generous heart.  May he Rest In Peace.

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Patricia I still remember watching his TV show and that big nose of his ..... LOL

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Happy Birthday, Danny Thomas.  A wonderful hospital that does so much good.  And, thanks to his daughter Marlo for keeping the family tradition of helping strong.

Jan 07, 2019 05:27 AM #10
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St. Jude's is such a wonderful place!  I first learned of this hospital when I was a kid, as I was good at Math and would compete.  St. Jude's was a sponsor and I remember receiving a calculator for one of the events that I won!

Jan 07, 2019 06:15 AM #11
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Brian England - I also learned about St. Jude when I was a kid but never received a calculator for a St. Jude' event. I hope you still have it! St. Jude Hospital is focused on kids and those who volunteer do so with their whole heart and soul. I would say, let no one turn their backs on the children of St. Judes. 

Jan 07, 2019 07:59 AM #12
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Gabe Sanders - I would agree. Danny's daughter Marlo keeps her father's spirit alive and she does it all with love and passion, just like her dad. They are quite a remarkable family. I really like and appreciate entertainers who are true philanthropists as opposed to actors turned politicians. 

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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida - Reading his biography as an adult/business owner, it took on new meaning about what I need to do. His story completely changed lives and it's an honorable charity that I believe, no one should turn their backs on. 

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Maria Sapio - Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your comments. The beauty that likes beneath the tribute I wrote is that it reveals how, at a life crossroads and struggles, there is still hope. 

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Michael Jacobs - I would say yes. We are all some version of hyphenates but what separates us is how we spend our lives and change our ways as a result of adversities. 

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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - No. I can't think of a better way to support a respectable charity than St. Judes Children's Hospital for the most severely ill children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Let no one ever turn their backs on the children of St. Judes. 

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Few people even know who Danny Thomas was but those of us in a certain age group know all too well. The St Jude Hospital has helped thousands upon thousands of children Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

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Patricia, Tom Shadyac ( director of Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, etc.) talks with his dad in the powerful and life-changing documentary I AM , who along with Danny Thomas, was a huge support of St. Jude's and raised lots of money for them. It was a true passion of his and he and Danny Thomas were great friends, if I recall.

 

 

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