St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® - Paddywax

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Did you know that St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes and every child saved at St. Jude, which means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children? This cause is truly near and dear to our hearts, with the hospital being in our home state of Tennessee. We are happy to announce that we have committed to donate 5% of each candle purchase to help their lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

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Inspired by St. Jude patient Clayton

9-years-old · Tennessee, USA

acute lymphoblastic leukemia b-cell hypodiploid

In the fall of 2018, Clayton was living the life of a typical first grader. He had perfect attendance at school. In fact, he was so proud of never being absent that he was hesitant to tell his parents that one day he wasn’t feeling well.

Doctors at St. Jude diagnosed Clayton with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, b-cell, hypodiploid, a rare form of the disease. Clayton persevered through his treatment, which included CAR T-cell therapy, a tactic that involves engineering a patient’s disease- fighting T-cells to home in on cancer cells and destroy them. The family appreciates all of the St. Jude staff team members whom played a part in Clayton’s recovery.

“St. Jude takes the worry away. When you walk into the hospital, you truly understand what hope really means. Being here is just so hopeful, we have a lot of hope.”

The family appreciates all of the St. Jude staff team members who played a part in Clayton’s recovery.

While in treatment, Clayton illustrated a piece of artwork that featured rainbows. For this and many reasons, this candle is inspired by him. 

POSSIBILITIES
CACTUS FLOWER CANDLE

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Inspired by St. Jude patient Yamila

15-years-old · Puerto Rico

acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Yamila was just three-years-old when she was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment in Puerto Rico, where her family lives. When the cancer returned at age six, she was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Tennessee.

There, she underwent a bone marrow transplant, with her brother serving as her donor. When Yamila relapsed a second time, her continuing treatment at St. Jude included chemotherapy and a second bone marrow transplant.

According to her mother, one of Yamila’s biggest challenges outside of treatment was learning how to do something by herself. A bicycle became the instrument that helped her become independent and say, “I can do this; this is my goal and I’m going to accomplish it.” Ten years after a long series of cancer treatments began, Yamila continues to lead a life full of joy.

While in treatment, Yamila illustrated a piece of artwork that featured sparkles. For this and many reasons, this candle is inspired by her. 

INSPIRE
MIST + MINT CANDLE

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Inspired by St. Jude patient Chase

17-years-old · Louisiana, USA

When asked about what he remembered most about his care and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Chase, like many teenagers, thought with his stomach. “He loved all of the different options at Kay Kafe,” his mom said with a smile.

In addition to the cafeteria that serves patients and their families from all across the world at no cost to them, Chase recalled how “super nice” everyone was who he and his family interacted with at St. Jude.

Chase is eager to pay such kindness forward in the years to come and he has already begun doing so by participating in a St. Jude patient study.

Today, Chase is doing great. His mom tells us he just got his first job, became an uncle, and still enjoys drawing. “Right now Chase is just living for today.”

While in treatment, Chase illustrated a piece of artwork that featured smiley faces. For this and many reasons, this candle is inspired by him.

CELEBRATE
BLACK FIG + OLIVE CANDLE

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Inspired by St. Jude patient Camila

10-years-old · Nicaragua

acute myeloid

Camila was 5 years old in 2015 when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After undergoing months of treatment in Nicaragua, her cancer did not go into remission. Out of options in their home country, Camila’s family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. 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.

Camila’s treatment included chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. She returned home in 2016, but a year later, tests showed the cancer was back. Camila’s continuing treatment at St. Jude has included chemotherapy and a second bone marrow transplant.

“St. Jude is like heaven on earth,” said Camila’s mom. “It’s the greatest place.”

While in treatment, Camila illustrated a piece of artwork that featured flowers. For this and many reasons, this candle is inspired by her.

HOPE
SKY + RAIN CANDLE

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Inspired by St. Jude patient Victoria

14-years-old · Florida, USA

suprasellar atypical meningioma/brain tumor

In 2015, Victoria’s family learned she had a rare brain tumor called a suprasellar atypical meningioma. They were referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where Victoria’s treatment included proton therapy.

Victoria now visits St. Jude for regular checkups. “St. Jude gave us back hope,” said Victoria’s mom.

When Victoria grows up, she wants to be a doctor at St. Jude. In the meantime, Victoria is using her skills as an artist to help give back to St. Jude, often donating her artwork to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude.

While in treatment, Victoria illustrated a piece of artwork that featured hearts. For this and many reasons, this candle is inspired by her.

COURAGE
ROSEWATER SANTAL CANDLE

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Your donation will help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or foodso they can focus on helping their child live.

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