During their hospital stay with their own young daughter and cancer patient, Gracie, the Kiltz family was well supported, however, they were first-hand observers of the struggles many families faced as they dealt with the care of their critically ill children in addition to the needs of their healthy children and the day to day details of life.
was designed to be “grace in the need of the moment” for the patients and their families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH).
His Grace Foundation’s initial encounter with the patient and his or her family will be through the delivery of a gift basket made specifically for the child when they enter the BMTU. The basket is filled with toys, games, personal need items and goodies suited for a lengthy hospital stay.
Twice a month HGF will turn the family room into a warm and inviting dining room with flowers, music and gourmet food for patients’ families to enjoy.
Lunch is also delivered to patient rooms for parents and caregivers on Tuesdays twice a month.
As long as families reside on the BMTU of Texas Children’s Hospital, their parking for one automobile will be paid for by HGF.
Each week, a volunteer from HGF will shop on each family’s behalf to purchase any of their immediate needs or special requests.
HGF will provide a phone card enabling families to keep relatives and friends updated on their child’s progress.
Craig Brown, Massage Therapist, will visit the BMTU once a week and set up his chair for neck and shoulder massages.
HGF has volunteers specifically trained for accommodating the needs of patients on the BMTU. If caregivers desire to take a break, HGF will be happy to provide a volunteer to stay with their child.
We are pleased to report that His Grace Foundation was named a 2013 Torch of Champions Honoree by the Texas Children's Cancer Center.
His Grace Foundation shared the spotlight with 15 Community Champion Honorees at the Sixth Annual Celebration of Champions Luncheon and Fashion Show on October 2nd.
The Community Champions were selected for their commitment to making Houston a better place and were paired with 17 Texas Children's Cancer Center Survivors who walked down the "runway for a cure."
His Grace Foundation is pleased to carry the Torch of Champions for the coming year as we continue to be grace in the need of the moment for patients on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Texas Children's Hospital and their families.
Photos and more information on the luncheon can be found at:
HGF exists to provide physical, emotional, and financial support for the patients and families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital.