5 Great Things: St. Jude cures rare sun allergy, Cordova choir performs at Carnegie Hall

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Memphis in May festivities are kicking off downtown, but that’s not nearly as amazing as these 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Mabry Landstreet is now in remission from Leukemia,thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The 7-year-old was "drafted" by the University of Memphis women’s softball team through Team IMPACT.

St. Jude also cured 12-year-old Madelyn Havard’s rare sun allergy, which she battled with humor and joy and celebrated with a trip to the beach for the first time in her life.

The Cordova High School choir performed at Carnegie Hall, receiving a standing ovation and high marks from the judges at Choirs of America Festival.

Shelby County high school students created 60 paintings and photographs that are now on display and for sale at Memphis International Airport.

Reverend Phoebe Roaf will become the first woman and African-American bishop to be ordained, consecrated and seated by the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee. Bishop Don Johnson is retiring.

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