The video below portrays a day in the life of Bob and Hallie Crawford. Since opening its doors in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has made great discoveries on how to treat deadly childhood diseases like cancer, saving the lives of kids around the world. Families never pay St. Jude for anything, but it costs 1.8 million dollars to operate the hospital every day and because 75% of St. Jude’s funding comes from public contributions, we need your help. Text ROCK to 50333 to donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information on St. Jude and how you can help kids like Hallie, please visit stjude.org. Thank you.
This video is beautiful and heartbreaking and amazing. Many thanks to Bob for letting us into a very personal piece of his life and for sharing his beautiful daughter and their struggle with all of us.
"'I no longer wish to be loved childishly. I want to be loved with the strength and charm of maturity. I don’t want to be smothered by the fear of jealousy and insecurities. I don’t want a relationship based solely upon shutting the world out and locking each other in. I want to be somewhere where I can breathe. Where, even in the midst of a million people with a million heartbeats surrounding me, I can still know the sound or even play the tune, or nod my head to the rhythm of the one I call “home.” I want to call you home."
"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance."
"I wish I wrote the way I thought
With maddening hunger
I’d write to the point of suffocation
I’d write myself into nervous breakdowns
Manuscripts spiralling out like tentacles into abysmal nothing
And I’d write about you
a lot more
than I should"