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.
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.
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.