Did you know that St. Jude Children’s hospital was founded by a comedian?
By the time he founded the hospital in 1962, Danny Thomas was one of the most well-known and successful entertainers in the world. But that wasn’t always the case.
As a young man living in Detroit, Thomas struggled for years to support his family through his work as a performer. According to the hospital history, a breakthrough moment in his life happened in a church before the patron saint of hopeless causes, St. Jude.
“Show me my way in life,” he promised the Saint, “and I will build you a shrine.”