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February: Candace’s Moment to Shine

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Meet Candace, age 17, of Garland.

My Defining Moment:

I had cancer in my ankle when I was 4. My leg was amputated below the knew and my prosthesis came from TSRHC.

My Moment to Remember:

Wanda McFadden was my prosthetist from age 4 to 18. She made sure my leg fit perfectly – every time.

My Moment to Shine:

Learning to do moguls on the Amputee Ski Trip was a highlight for me. Moguls are on some of the most advanced slopes!

Give a Patient like Candace a Moment to Shine: Your Gift of $200 contributes to the cost of care for child with an amputation. To donate, learn more or watch a ski trip video, please visit scottishritehospital.org/annual-amputee-ski-trip. We are excited to celebrate the trip’s 35th anniversary this month!

January: Prajith’s Moment to Shine

Meet Prajith, age 10, of Austin, with Christopher H. Martin, artist.

 

My Defining Moment:

The main reason my family moved from California to Texas was to get my scoliosis treated at TSRHC.

A Moment to Remember:

The staff knew what my favorite toy was and surprised me with it after surgery to help my recovery.

My Moment to Shine:

I feel less self-conscious about my posture and now I confidently stand tall for pictures.

Give a Patient like Prajith a Moment to Shine:

Your gift of $400 helps underwrite the cost of an X-ray for a child with scoliosis. To donate or learn about the hospital’s Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay / Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research, please visit tsrhc.org/center-for-excellence-in-spine-research.

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Juliet, age 7 of Dallas

Juliet Ampariu age 7 of Corinth_40Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Juliet!

Juliet Ampariu age 7 of Corinth_07

Juliet, age 7, from Corinth, Texas, has been coming to TSRHC since she was 2 months old. She was born with amniotic band syndrome, and it was discovered that she also had hip dysplasia. Juliet loves the hospital, including the doctors, nurses and volunteers and the crafts she gets to make while visiting. When it’s time to leave, Juliet’s mom often has to beg her to go.

Juliet eats, sleeps and breathes softball. She is a pitcher in her softball league, where she is the youngest player on the team. Even though Juliet’s bat bag is bigger than she is, she already has a changeup and a wicked fastball. Juliet loves reading and dreams of being a doctor. She is so excited to cheer on the Dallas Marathon runners! Look for her wave, as she has been practicing her princess pageant wave for months to encourage all of the participants.

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

 

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Jordan, age 7 of Sachse

Jordan Anderson age 7 of Sachse_13Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Jordan!

Jordan, age 7, of Sachse, Texas, has been a patient at TSRHC since he was about 6 months Jordan Anderson age 7 of Sachse_22old. He is being treated for complex syndactyly of the hands. Jordan attends HD1, a Hand Camp at Camp John Marc, with other patients from TSRHC. He has a blast at camp and loves making friends with other campers.

Jordan is very outgoing and friendly and enjoys being around other people. He is a positive thinker and great at making other people smile! Jordan plays soccer and basketball and loves Pokémon. When he grows up, Jordan wants to be a professional basketball or soccer player. Jordan is excited to root for all of the Dallas Marathon runners this December

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Haven, age 13 of Dallas

Haven Emory age 13 of Dallas_33Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Haven!

Haven Emory age 13 of Dallas_24

Haven, age 13, of Dallas, Texas, received treatment from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at TSRHC. During the last academic term, Haven was a student in the dyslexia lab at Luke Waites Center, where her therapist helped instill new confidence into her learning. Haven recently graduated from Wesley Prep and is currently attending George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and International Academy.

Haven has a bright and sunny personality and loves all kinds of activities. She is a writer, artist, soccer player and runner. Haven sings with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and is a member of the Dallas Runners Club and a drama hand on stage. Haven also donates her time as a volunteer for Rays of Light, a program that provides “date nights” to families with children with special needs. When she grows up, Haven is thinking about becoming a teacher who specializes in dyslexia. Haven is ready to support all of those running in the Dallas Martahon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Ayden, age 18 of Denton

Ayden Toleman age 18_23Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Ayden!

Ayden, age 18, of Denton, Texas, started coming to TSRHC when he was 2 years old for fibular deficiency. Since that time, he has made annual trips to the hospital for x-rays, and in the summer of 2014 Ayden was fitted for the Ilizarov frame for limb lengthening. Ayden’s favorite part of TSRHC is the people. He loves the doctors and Ayden Toleman age 18_11nurses. When the limb lengthening process was complete, Ayden gained two inches in his leg and had a renewed sense of confidence. He finished his treatment and passed his driving test three days before heading off to college.

Currently, Ayden is a freshman at East Texas Baptist University. He is doing an incredible job in school and considering medical school or nursing after completing his undergrad. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ayden is a Legacy Scholarship recipient, a prestigious honor given to current and former patients of TSRHC. Ayden is part of his church choir and recently took a mission trip to Denver. Prior to his operation, he was black belt recommended in Tae Kwon Do, and he plans to complete his belt testing once he has recovered. Ayden is very personable, and those closest to him say he has never met a stranger. He is excited to cheer on the runners at this year’s Dallas Marathon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

 

It’s Time to Order TSRHC Holiday Items

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to place your order today for the hospital’s “Happy Holidays” gift cards, ornament and one-of-a-kind greeting cards!

 

“Happy Holidays” Gift Card

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.52.56 PMThis year, give a gift that helps give children back their childhood. Honor your friends and family with a gift to TSRHC in their name. The hospital will acknowledge your donation by sending a “Happy Holidays” gift card to your list of recipients.

Please print this gift card form and mail it to the address listed on the form, or call 214-559-8322 or 800-421-1121, ext. 8322.

 

TSRHC Holiday Ornament

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 2.38.40 PMCommemorate 2015 with a colorful, 3-D, crayon-inspired ornament from TSRHC. Purchase your annual collectible ornament for $17.95 in the hospital Gift Shop.

To purchase this ornament over the phone, please call 214-559-7825 or 800-421-1121, ext. 7825.

 

 

 

Holiday Greeting Cards

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.51.23 PMSpread holiday cheer to your friends, family, clients and colleagues by sending holiday cards designed by TSRHC patients. The cost is $20 per package, which includes 20 cards and 22 envelopes.

Order standard or personalized, imprinted cards by 214-559-8323 or 800-421-1121, ext. 8323; or download this order form and mail it back to the address listed on the form.

**Cards may also be purchased at the TSRHC Gift Shop.

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Amy, age 17 of Keller

Amy Goode age 17 of Sachse_02Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Amy!

Amy, age 17, is from Keller, Texas. She has been a patient at Amy Goode age 17 of Sachse_43TSRHC since she was 2 ½ years old. Amy was born without a left arm and a short right arm with two fingers. She also has scoliosis, and when Amy was 8, two TSRHC surgeons placed hardware in her back in order to help straighten her spine; last August, she underwent halo traction. Amy and her doctors have a great relationship, and she knows that they care about her well beyond the conditions for which she is treated.

Amy is an encourager. At TSRHC, she serves as a junior volunteer, where she inspires other patients and visitors to the hospital. She also serves as a volunteer at a Sunday School class for special needs senior citizens. Amy has been participating in speech and debate for three years, and last year she attended a national competition in South Carolina. This year, the subject of her speech is scoliosis. She is also artistic and once designed the T-shirt for a barbeque event benefiting the hospital. Amy is ready to cheer on all of the runners at the Dallas Marathon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

TSRHC Announces 2015 Junior Race Director for the Dallas Marathon

Cade Gibson age 17 of Tioga_24Each year, a Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patient serves as the Junior Race Director for the Dallas Marathon, representing the thousands of children treated at the hospital. In this role, the Junior Race Director helps participants and sponsors understand how TSRHC benefits from the support of friends like the marathon. We are so excited to introduce you to our 2015 Junior Race Director, Cade!

Cade Gibson age 17 of Tioga_01

Cade, age 17, moved from Idaho to Tioga, Texas, when he was in 8th grade. He loves participating in the rodeo, and Cade visited TSRHC for the first time in 2011 after breaking his leg bull riding. Cade has returned a few times since then because of two more rodeo injuries. He loves that TSRHC feels like a family and enjoys the close relationships the staff and patients share with each other.

Cade stays busy. In addition to rodeo, Cade is quarterback and linebacker for Tioga High School. He also plays baseball, basketball and track and fishes. Currently he has college offers for football and rodeo. He would like to be a large animal vet and hopes to attend veterinary school at Texas A&M or LSU. Cade is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to Scottish Rite Hospital and serve as the 2015 Junior Race Director for this year’s Dallas Marathon.

For more information about Cade, watch WFAA’s Dallas Marathon Moment.

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Junior Race Director and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13.