posts tagged with Cancer

What My Daughter’s Illness Has Taught Me About Fatherhood

A58A6638.jpg My name is Eric, and I’m a member of the FedEx flight crew team. I’m fortunate to have an amazing job flying precious things across oceans, connecting people and possibilities all over the world. It’s a wonderful job…But without a doubt, my most important job is being a father.

My kids, Allie and Zach simply amaze me every single day.

Recently, my daughter, 15 year old Allie, was diagnosed with a form of brain tumor called anaplastic ependymoma. As shaken as we were by the diagnosis, Allie has been a rock. The wonderful folks at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have cared her for as she fought through...

Cousins Unite Against Cancer

stjude-cousins.jpg Remco de Jong and Sean West are brothers-in-law and FedEx employees who have a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – both have children who have undergone treatment for cancer there and both run as St. Jude Heroes on Team FedEx, raising money for cancer research. Meet their children, Alyssa de Jong and Tyler West, cousins and St. Jude patients who hope to help cancer patients in the future...

Allie’s Air Dance

DSC01673 sq.jpg ...For years, large FedEx Express freighters have been named after the sons and daughters of company employees. Two years ago at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the plane-naming tradition expanded to include one Caravan on display at the tournament.

It’s only fitting that Allie’s name will adorn this year’s cargo plane. Her father is one of a select breed in a profession that requires enormous skill, bravery and the ability to operate under any stressful condition that might arise.

He’s a proud FedEx Express pilot. But more important, he’s Allie’s proud dad...

Voices from The Scooper Bowl: Fighting cancer by eating ice cream

Ice cream. Kids love it. Adults love it. And it brings FedEx team members together to help raise money for The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

FedEx has presented The Jimmy Fund "Scooper Bowl" for the past six years, with hundreds of team members volunteering to scoop ice cream to a hungry crowd of children and adults. The three-day, all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser holds a special place in many of our volunteers' hearts. Read why these people, all with a special connection to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, choose to volunteer their time and effort at this special event.

Father reflects on FedEx plane named for his son, 8-yr-old St Jude patient and cancer survivor

Hayes with Chris - Treatment2.jpg ...Having a FedEx plane named after your child is an enormous honor for any FedEx employee. Having a FedEx plane branded with the St. Jude logo and named after your happy, healthy eight-year old is almost beyond words. In many ways, this plane is a symbol of the support and care that FedEx colleagues provide each other in the most difficult of times...