Kristina thinks back to a day in 2011 when her son, Keller, woke her in the early hours of the morning. He just could not stop crying, and she knew something was wrong.
She lived in The Woodlands and rushed her baby, then seven months old, to a nearby emergency room, where she promptly learned that he was critically ill and needed immediate transport to Texas Children’s Hospital’s emergency center in the Texas Medical Center. Our Kangaroo Crew was there to make that happen. Kristina rode with him, and it was the longest and scariest 40-mile trip she had ever taken.
With no previous health issues, Keller was diagnosed with asthma, a collapsed lung and double pneumonia. Doctors told Kristina that he was the sickest child in the pediatric intensive care unit and that he might not make it.
The next few days were touch and go, but Keller was a fighter, and he defeated all the odds against him. Today, he is on a daily regimen to manage his asthma and has never needed critical care again-but that hasn’t changed his mom’s commitment to Texas Children’s.
"I am so thankful for Texas Children’s. Knowing that the same level of pediatric care that we received at the hospital’s Main Campus is now available to us much closer to home at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands gives me such peace of mind. My experience with Keller being struck down with a sudden and life-threatening illness strengthened not only my faith, but also my devotion to Texas Children’s. I now serve as an Ambassador to tell others about this wonderful place where miracles happen. Thank you, Texas Children’s, for saving my son’s life!”
To meet the growing needs of a sprawling community, Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children's Hospital will support the construction of Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, bringing world-class care where it’s needed most — close to home. Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will include:
Faithful friends of Texas Children's and donors to Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children's Hospital helped us build Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, which opened in May 2017.