My wife and I grew up in Fullerton and Shortly after our children, a son born in 1968 and a daughter born in 1974 at St. Jude I went to work for the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1976 in Orange. My position there allowed me to know most of the Sisters well such that I was probably the only male allowed to their Residence for their food needs. Although I only worked for them for 5 years my wife spent over 32 years at St. Joseph after training at St. Jude.
I was lucky to have known the Sisters (under Sister Superior Frances Dunn- who was not shy about marching with Cesar Chavez a few times) before SJH became a large corporation. Because of the Sister's overall mission, which my wife and I shared, we knew that we would always insist on all our medical needs at their St. Jude medical family of doctors and when I have visited for various medical needs as I age I always felt like I was just coming home where I fully trusted my caregivers. I especially am greatful to the Cancer Team because after all, I'm here.