May 5, 2011 11:35 AM by Tracy Wirtz
Hailey is a student at St. Genevieve in Lafayette. She is also a St. Jude patient. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August of 2009, at which time she began a two-and-a-half year treatment protocol. St. Jude has discovered through nearly a half century of research that this protocol is proving the most effective, and failure to follow the protocol all the way through increases the rate of recurrence. In 1962, ALL was virtually incurable with a cure rate of only about 4%. Today, that rate is 94%. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital treats many catastrophic childhood diseases, and never requires a patient's family to pay a penny out of pocket. This was founder Danny Thomas' vision and it lives on today. Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home located in Grand Pointe Subdivision off Kaliste Saloom Rd. in Lafayette are on sale now. You can purchase them at all Acadiana branches of Iberia Bank, at both Lafayette locations of Doug Ashy Building Materials and The UPS Store. You can also reserve your ticket over the phone by calling 1-800-724-1918 or reserve online. If you reserve your ticket before midnight Friday May 6, you will also be entered into the Early Bird Drawing to win a 7-night condo rental at a Resort Quest property on the Florida or Alabama Gulf Coast.