Looking to the Future after a High School Football Career Ends Too Soon

By Drew Munhausen Dion Pinkard will never forget Sept. 7, 2018. It was the day his high school football career came to an end. Pinkard is an extremely versatile athlete who often played both offense and defense for the Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA) football team. He was a senior captain of the team and [Continue Reading]

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Rising 6th Grader Uses Attitude and Resilience to Overcome Genetic Condition

By Evan Koch Angeliz Del Valle has a Texas-sized smile and an even bigger personality. The soon-to-be 11-year-old is unabashed when it comes to her aspirations of being a gymnast, equestrian, ballet dancer or actress. “I am going to be able to do everything I want to do one day,” Angeliz said. There’s good reason [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Daniel’s Heart Is Helping Him Reach Milestones As His Family Supports Others

By Evan Koch Daniel was 8 months old when his mother, Staci Geiger, wrote about her family’s experience at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital following his diagnosis with a rare and complex congenital heart defect. Staci’s “heart warrior” had experienced five surgeries and spent 110 nights at Children’s Heart Center by the time he was just [Continue Reading]

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Father’s Dream of Walking Daughter Down the Aisle Comes True after Heart and Kidney Transplant

By Drew Munhausen The wedding march begins. The crowd stands and turns, waiting for the doors of the church to part, revealing a father and daughter prepared to make the iconic walk down the aisle. It’s a milestone Ted Adderly desperately wanted to share with his daughter, but his rapidly worsening heart condition threatened to [Continue Reading]

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Madeline, 8, is Making the Most of a Second Chance with TIRR Memorial Hermann

By Jade Waddy Madeline Pugh entered the world nearly three months premature. Despite Madeline’s early arrival, Lisa and Joe Pugh were thrilled to be new parents. “Although we faced a long road ahead because she was born prematurely, we were so happy to have her and ready to give her the best love and care,” [Continue Reading]

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