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Spotlight on the caring staff at St. Jude

It takes an army of doctors, nurses and support staff to keep St. Jude Children's Research Hospital operating 24/7.

It takes an army of doctors, nurses and support staff to keep St. Jude Children's Research Hospital operating 24/7.

In this feature, FOX26 News Reporter Rich Rodriguez introduces us to a nurse practitioner and dietitian who have been part of the St. Jude mission for decades.

Karen Ringwald-Smith is a dietitian with a tough task. Her job is to get sick kids to eat.

Ringwald-Smith says she developed something called a sour jam to help kids get protein, carbohydrates and fats, because "kids like gummies," she said.

Martha May is a family nurse practitioner who serves as a clinic manager for the leukemia lymphoma service at St. Jude, seeing up to 80 patients a day. "This is a happy place. It's amazing, when you're in this place, it's like you're in Disneyland," said May.

The newest St. Jude Dream Home is now being built in Clovis.

You could win it, but you will also make a difference in a child's life if you buy a ticket.

De Young Properties has built a 5-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom house valued at $475,000 off Sierra Avenue, just east of Highway 168.

This house features 10-foot ceilings, water-efficient landscaping and an outdoor brick fire pit.

Solar City is putting in a solar power system with a 20-year pre-paid lease.

If you reserve your ticket now through September, 30th, you'll also be entered to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Michael and Jovette Mosing.

There are many other prizes up for grabs as well, like gift certificate to a day spa and salon, and a luxury suite at one of next year's Grizzlies games.

Click here to see a complete list of prizes.

Proceeds from the tickets you buy benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for treatment and clinical trials that save the lives of kids who are sick.

Because of your donations, no family has to pay a dime for treatment there.

Call 1-800-543-5887 to get your ticket now or visit DreamHome.org for more information.

You can also pick up a ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at the following locations: Fresno Coin Gallery, any De Young Welcome Center, and any Fresno County Federal Credit Union location.

Click here to visit the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway website.

Click here to visit the De Young Properties website.

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