It’s a sad reality but it seems to have become our new norm today. All around us, you have parents having to bury their child. One may dare to say that is one of the greatest traumas imaginable – parents dealing with the death of a child. This produces greater stress and considered especially traumatic than dealing with the death of a parent or spouse because it is often unexpected as well as being in violation of the usual order of things in which the child is expected to bury the parent. One can only imagine what the emotional blow associated with child loss can and would lead to. There’s talk of a wide range of psychological and physiological problems, which could include depression, anxiety, cognitive and physical symptoms linked to stress, marital problems, increased risk for suicide, pain and guilt.

However, we believe there is HOPE … And that together, we could flip that script!

Childhood cancer appears to have become that new norm we speak of. So, here at LESA-USA, as part of our philanthropy drive for this year, in giving of our time and donating ($500) towards St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital we hope that one day as a society, we get to find a cure for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their mission is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all family should worry about is helping their child live.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ST JUDE’S CHILDREN RESEARCH HOSPITAL and how you could also help them continue their mission. Please visit