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For Media/Press Inquiries, Please Contact:

Senior Director of Communications: Neil Devroy, (214) 559-7653, neil.devroy@tsrh.org
Senior Communications Officer: Manny Mendoza, (214) 559-8580, manny.mendoza@tsrh.org
Communications Officer: Taylor Pass, (214) 559-8395, taylor.pass@tsrh.org
Communications Officer: Jacqueline Baer, (214) 559-8352, jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

Press Releases/Announcements: 2014 2013 2012 2011

Allan Shivers Park Renovation Update

Construction on the Allan Shivers Park renovation has begun and the vision of a new, beautiful park is coming to fruition. The entire park, not just the playground, is being renovated. This includes a new gazebo, as well as an ADA compliant sidewalk along Welborn Street and at the park entrance. The original play equipment, built [...]

TSRHC to Partner with Rotary Club of Dallas to host 13th Annual Bike Rodeo & Child Safety Day

The Rotary Club of Dallas will partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to host the 13th annual Rotary Club of Dallas Bike Rodeo & Child Safety Day this Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. The Bike Rodeo & Child Safety Day gives children from around the Dallas community the opportunity to learn about safety [...]

Karen Apple, a True Hometown Hero

In the movie “Pearl Harbor,” Jimmy Doolittle states, “there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” If this is true than there is nothing much stronger than TSRHC Volunteer Karen Apple’s heart. She has been volunteering at the hospital for over six years after retiring from technical sales with IBM. A culture of [...]

Local Superheroes Visit TSRHC Patients

Batman and Superman paid a visit to TSRHC’s pediatric orthopedic patients recently. The patient’s faces were filled with surprise at the sight of the masked crusader and the man of steel, but instead of fighting crime, the superheroes were equipped with toys and comic books. Many other superheroes filled the halls of Texas Scottish Rite [...]

The Cotton Patch Café Challenge is back!

Take The Cotton Patch Café Challenge and support the patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children through the Cotton Patch Cares Program. Participating in The Challenge is simple. From February 24 to April 6, 2014, participants may make a gift to TSRHC through The Challenge, and Cotton Patch Café will give each participant a free [...]

Sonny Bryan’s to Host “It’s in the Sauce” Competition – Purchase Tickets Online

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse announced the line-up of culinary masters who will compete on Saturday, April 5, in the legendary barbecue restaurant’s first-ever ‘It’s in the Sauce’ competition, a flavorful fundraiser to benefit four local non-profit organizations. Chefs Dean Fearing, Dexter Samuel, Kent Rathbun, and Tre Wilcox will each create a one-of-a-kind barbecue dish using Sonny [...]

Friends of Reverchon Park, Community to Gather to Clean up Historic Reverchon Park

WHO: Friends of Reverchon Park City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department – West Region Councilman Adam Medrano, District 2 Jesse Moreno, Park Board, District 2 Dallas Police Department Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children staff and volunteers Arborilogical Services, Inc. WHAT: Community volunteers will join Friends of Reverchon Park, a nonprofit corporation established to [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Selam, age 15 of Lewisville

About Selam: Selam, age 15 of Lewisville, Texas, is attending the Amputee Ski Trip for the first time. She is so excited because she has not seen mountains or real snow before. Selam was born in Ethiopia and was burned as a baby, resulting in the need to have her leg amputated. Texas Scottish Rite [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 14 of Wylie

About Sarah:  Sarah, age 14, of Wylie, Texas has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2004. She has been a patient for two surgeries separating her webbed fingers, as well one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves meeting people at the hospital and making new friends.  On top of making [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Mabeth, age 15 of Dallas

About Mabeth: Mabeth, age 15 of Dallas, Texas has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since July 2010. His journey to the hospital has changed his life, and his outlook, for the better. After an accident in 2010 severely damaging his right leg, a below-the-knee amputation was performed. His resilience was [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 14 of Dallas

About Luke: Luke, age 14, of Dallas, Texas has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since he had his right leg amputated due to bone cancer in 2012. The hospital has been a very special place to the Giddens family over the past few years. Luke is very excited for the [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Lauren, age 14 of Colleyville

  About Lauren: Lauren, age 14 of Colleyville, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was 6 months old. Lauren had a staph infection that affected the growth plates in her right leg, which led to the need for amputation. TSRHC has been a second home to Lauren and [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jonathan, age 17 of Spring, Texas

About Jonathan:  Jonathan, who goes by Yuri, of Spring, TX is 17 years old and has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. He was born with congenital limb difference in his arms and legs and wears a prosthetic leg. In addition to attending the Amputee Ski Trip last year, [...]

West Texas A&M Students Help Design New Prosthetic

Young, energetic students at West Texas A&M are making great steps forward in both their chosen field of engineering and in helping their fellow Texans.  A group of four students spent a full semester working on a prosthetic hand designed for patients with Symbrachydactyly (a common hand and foot disorder). The Idea TSRHC collaborated with [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Hannah, age 15 of Mesa, Arizona

About Hannah: Hannah, age 15 of Mesa, Arizona, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was 3 months old. Hannah was born missing part of her right leg, which sparked the need for a prosthetic.  Not sure what to do and very concerned about Hannah’s future, TSRHC has become one of [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Gage, age 17 of Grand Prairie

About Gage: Gage, age 17, of Grand Prairie, Texas, has been going to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1998. Being a patient at the hospital has been an incredible gift to him and his family. Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Gage had radiation to his spine which resulted in scoliosis. After [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Erika, age 15 of Wylie

About Erika: Erika Minich, age 15, of Wylie, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. She had severe clubfeet as a child, which required amputation. Although nervous at age 8, Erika was ready to do the amputation because her sister is an amputee and she gave her the [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Connor, age 18 of Keller

About Connor:   Connor, age 18 of Keller, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2008.  He was born missing his leg due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. The hospital has been so wonderful to the Perry family. Prior to becoming a patient at TSRHC, Connor had 12 previous surgeries and [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cassandra, age 17 of Mesquite

About Cassandra: Cassandra “Cassy”, age 17 of Mesquite, Texas, is attending the hospital’s ski trip for her third year. Cassy has been a patient at TSRHC since she was five months old and wears a prosthesis on her left leg. One of the many reasons Cassy enjoys this trip is because she loves being outdoors. [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Caroline, age 14 of Fort Worth

About Caroline: Caroline, age 14 of Fort Worth, Texas, is attending the Amputee Ski Trip for the first time. She is the only one in her school with prosthetics so she is very excited to spend the week with other kids that she can relate to and be herself around. Caroline has been a patient [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Brian, age 18 of Dallas

About Brian: Brian, age 18, of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children for the past 10 years. He was born with a condition that caused both of his legs to be amputated. TSRHC has changed Brian’s life and has given him many opportunities he never thought he would [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Austin, age 18, of Leonard

About Austin:  Austin, age 18, of Leonard, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since he was born. He was born with numerous challenges and underwent several surgeries on his hands and feet after birth, causing both of his feet to be amputated at a young age. He considers the [...]

Third Grade Student Publishes Book to Raise Money for TSRHC

As a seven year old with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), Emily Hough has accomplished more than most. While receiving treatment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), Emily had the idea to create sock monkeys for other children that were preparing for surgery. Emily’s condition is an autoimmune dysfunction that affects just 3 out of [...]

Local High School Students Visit Patients at TSRHC

Every once in a while we are fortunate enough to witness the results of wonderful acts of kindness performed by individuals around the world.  This holiday season was no exception with students from Williams High School in Plano, Texas visiting patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. From One Child to Another [...]

Dallas Cowboys Touchdown with Kids at TSRHC

After a frustrating loss against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, teammates were given the chance to put aside their pain and heal their spirits by a trip to the hospital.  The hospital visit wasn’t originally arranged for the benefit of the players, but for the children being treated for a range of medical difficulties [...]