Thu January 3, 2008
Memphis Moment: Danny Thomas and the Founding of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
By Steve Pike
Memphis, TN – A struggling actor, born on January 6th, 1914 as Amos Muzyad Jahoob, once knelt down in prayer in front of a statue of Saint Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes. He asked for guidance and help in his career, pledging in return to build a shrine to the saint.