Medical Pg 5
The need for medicine and doctors go way back. But since Christianity, Christians have contributed the most to society in areas of Medicine. The church is the largest single provider of healthcare in the world, some in the poorest countries where there is no other care. There is no close second provider.
We will see inspiring stories of doctors who worked alongside God to bring care to those in need.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Danny Thomas (born Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz; January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, producer, and philanthropist whose career spanned five decades. He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television. In addition to guest roles on many of the comedy, talk, and musical variety programs of his time, his legacy includes a lifelong dedication to fundraising for charity.
Thomas’s long career began in films in 1947, playing opposite child actress Margaret O'Brien in "The Unfinished Dance" (1947) and "Big City" (1948). He then starred in the long-running television sitcom "Make Room for Daddy" (also known as "The Danny Thomas Show)" (1953–1964), in which he played the lead role of Danny Williams.
He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
He is the father of Marlo Thomas, Terre Thomas, and Tony Thomas.
As a "starving actor", Thomas had made a vow: If he found success, he would open a shrine dedicated to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. After becoming a successful actor in the early 1950s, his wife joined him and began traveling the United States to help raise funds to build St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.