Dr Oz: Marlo Thomas Cancer Research
After meeting the McGhee family and spending time with the miracle sextuplets, Dr. Oz then welcomed Marlo Thomas to his show to talk about another type of miracle, which is the incredible work she does as the fundraising director at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Marlo says that her work in that role has been life-changing because of the amazing children and families that she has met and spent time with. You may want to grab a tissue because the conversation got a little emotional.
Dr Oz: Marlo Thomas Cancer Crusader
Of all of the roles that Marlo Thomas has played in her life, you might not be familiar with the one that she is most passionate about and that is as a crusader for cancer in children. Her father started the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital back in 1962 and Marlo admits that it was not part of her plan to take on the responsibility after her Dad passed away, but once she stepped foot in the hospital she knew this was the work she need to be doing.
She says meeting the families and hearing their stories keeps her motivated to keep doing the work that her father began all of those years ago. St. Jude is way more than just a hospital, it is also a place where important research is being done to help fight this horrible disease that strikes so many children.
Dr Oz: Marlo Thomas St Jude Hospital Kids
Marlo Thomas says that when she looks into the eyes of children with cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital she sees strength and compassion, along with such joy in the face of enormous adversity. She says that they know about hope and taking care of each other and that something we all could learn from them, according to Marlo.
She says that even though she never intended to do this because she still loves being an actor, but working with the children has changed her as a person. Marlo Thomas says that holding a dying child in her arms has transformed her and made her into a very passionate fundraiser and advocate because no child should ever die in anyone’s arms.