Make mom feel special this year during Mother’s Day while helping the patients at Children’s Health℠.
 
 
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May 2017
 
Robertson Twins
 
 

A heartfelt gift for mom

It’s difficult for a mother to watch her child be taken away for risky surgery – twice as difficult when you have twins and both need the same procedure. Laura Robertson’s identical boys, Ryan and Reece, were born with identical heart defects. Each had a valve that needed repair and a hole in his heart. Mom said she would never forget that moment when she entrusted her 4-month-old babies’ strawberry-sized hearts to the care of Children’s Health. Today, they are 10 years old – talkative, engaging, funny. There’s no sign that they once had major surgery. Read their story »

This Mother’s Day, to show your heartfelt thanks for all she does, consider making a gift to Children’s Health in honor of the special mom in your life.

 
 
 
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Did you know? The Children’s Health Heart Center performs the highest volume of pediatric heart transplants in Texas. 
 
 
 
Meet Dr. Jaquiss
     

Meet our new leader in the Heart Center

Dr. Robert “Jake” Jaquiss is the new division director of pediatric and congenital cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Health, as well as co-director of the Heart Center. He is a national leader in neonatal and pediatric heart surgery, surgery for mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation. He is also chief of pediatric cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After earning his M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Jaquiss completed a residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and advanced training in pediatric cardiac surgery through a fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was most recently a professor of surgery and pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine.

 
Kendra Scott Gives Back
     

Kendra Scott gives you a reason to treat mom

Mom has most likely told you, “I don’t need a thing” for Mother’s Day, because that’s how moms are – selfless and always looking out for others. But what if you could give her a lovely gift that would please her and help patients at Children’s Health? You will have a special opportunity to do just that Wednesday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at a very special Kendra Gives Back Party.

Visit any of the six metroplex stores, choose a beautiful piece of jewelry for each of the moms in your life, and 20 percent of every sale will benefit Children’s Health. Stores are located in Dallas at Preston Center and West Village, in Plano at The Shops at Legacy, in Allen at Watters Creek, in Southlake at Southlake Town Square and in Fort Worth at University Park Village.

Additionally, when you make a purchase of more than $100, you’ll be entered to win a piece from the new Summer Collection; one winner per location.

Sips and sweets will be served at each store during the three-hour event. Not able to shop at one of the six Kendra Scott locations between 5 to 8 p.m.? You can complete your purchase over the phone during these hours, and your purchase will be shipped for free.

 
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Shop and Dine Opportunities
     

Scarves and bracelets and pajamas, oh my!

Through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma have special items for sale through May 31. Buy a gift for mom, and know you are helping Children’s Health, as the local CMN hospital, deliver the best care when it’s needed, discover the cures for the future, and reach out into the community to keep kids healthy. Chico’s will donate $10 from the purchase price of $25, up to $100,000, for each “Miracle Scarf” sold. White House Black Market will donate $15 from the purchase price of $45, up to $100,000, for each “Miracles Charm Bracelet” sold. And Soma will donate $1 for every sale of a “Soma Cool Nights Pajama Separate,” up to $20,000.

 
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Costco

 

May 1-31

Miracle balloons have landed in Costco stores nationwide! Make a donation through the end of May at any Dallas-area store, and your gift will directly benefit Children’s Health patients. Help Costco celebrate its 30-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by giving at the register. Last year Dallas stores contributed $322,408 to Children’s Health. Learn More »

 
 

Kroger

 

May 10-23

When you see that familiar Children’s Miracle Network balloon at your Dallas-area Kroger store, say, “Yes!” when asked to give $1 at the register. From May 10-23, more than 50 Kroger locations will be supporting Children’s Health. Last year $162,696 was donated to Children’s Health because of your “Yes!” Help Today »

 
 

Tunes for the Trust

 

May 18

Join The Children’s Trust on Thursday, May 18, for the group’s spring fundraising event, Tunes for the Trust. Kirk Thurmond will perform and all proceeds benefit Children’s Health. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the tunes begin at 7 p.m. at Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman St. in Dallas. Kirk Thurmond is a Dallas native whose music is a mix of soul and R&B with a timeless feel. Buy Tickets »