About His Grace Foundation
His Grace Foundation provides physical, emotional and financial support for the patients and
families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), was
founded by Erin and John Kiltz after their youngest daughter, Gracie, was diagnosed with
leukemia at the age of 2 and began treatment at TCH.
The Kiltz family was blessed with a strong support base of friends and family members who tended to their daily needs so they could focus entirely on Gracie’s care.
His Grace Foundation provides physical, emotional and financial support for the patients and families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital.
Glimpses of Grace in 2020
Our Patient Stories Boggan Family Story
After 8 months of tests, life-threatening sickness and searching for answers, a 10- month-old named Kate Boggan was diagnosed with Congential Amegakaryocytic Thrombctopenia (CAMT), an extremely rare form of bone marrow failure. During Kate’s treatment and transplant, her mother, Lindsay, discovered that...
A Dino-Mite Night at the Museum
Six-year-old Rodrigo had one wish: to see a dinosaur. He'd memorized nearly every fact imaginable about these pre-historic creatures and now he needed to get his eyes on the real thing.
The only problem? He had recently received a Bone M...
School Supplies Bless BMTU Patients In Need
Last week we delivered 50 backpacks to BMTU patients (both in-patient and clinic) who needed assistance purchasing school supplies. Each backpack was filled with dozens of back to school essentials!
"Families were so, so happy," said a...
Storied HGF Partner Engages The Next Generation
We are so grateful to Tomball Bible Church for selecting HGF as the beneficiary for funds raised at this summer's TBC Kids Kamp! Students raised over $1,800, which will be used to support Bone Marrow Transplant patients with enrichment oppo...
Then & Now: Rylie's 3-Year BMT Anniversary
Three years ago today, HGF's Director of Programming, Rylie York, received a Bone Marrow Transplant at Texas Children's Hospital. She was 18 years old and had just been diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the middle of her senior y...
Thank You to Young, Wild + Friedman!
The BMTU in-patient and clinic patients had an EGG-CELLENT Easter thanks to our friend and partner Julie Friedman of Young, Wild & Friedman. Julie and her team provided 35 of their oh-so-popular play dough jars, filled with stimulating sens...
Celebrating Child Life Month: Meet Allegra
Allegra Abbey is our go-to for all-things programming and events on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Not only does she work with us to brainstorm (and execute!) fun and festive events for holidays big and small, she is gifted with a compass...
Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Grace
Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day in 1997, a handful of freshly-recruited volunteers brought homemade decor and a warm meal to the family room of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and served His Grace Foundation’s first meal.
HGF Secures Fifth Apartment!
We could not be more pleased to announce that our dear friends at TeamWalkerPete Foundation have partnered with us to fund a fifth His Grace Place apartment! Because of their generous gift, we will be able to provide more families with a sp...
Jimmy Pappas Memorial Shoot Donates Over $62,000 to HGF
We are off to a big and beautiful start in 2022! Jimmy Pappas Memorial Shoot Event Chair, John Elder, and Monique Pappas proudly presented His Grace Foundation with a check for over $62,000!
We are so grateful to have been selected as a ...
Balloons Over BMTU Thanksgiving Day Parade
"[Balloons Over BMTU] was was one of the happiest days on the unit in a very long time!" - Allegra, Texas Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Coordinator
Our hearts burst on the afternoon of Thanksgiving when this note came through f...
HGF Staff Member Wins Prestigious Philanthropic Honor
Join us in congratulating His Grace Foundation's very own Assistant Program Director and previous Texas Children's Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit patient, Rylie York in receiving ...
Over $110,000 was raised at our 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament!
Because of your participation, we had one of our most successful golf tournaments in His Grace Foundation history, raising over $110,000. After last year's virtually-managed tournament, I think we can all agree that coming together put a re...
Texas Children's Hospital Ranks #1 in Texas!
U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children's Hospital #1 in Texas — and they have been for 13 years! Their national ranking was also elevated to #3 Best Children’s Hospital in the U.S.
The TCH Cancer and Hematology Centers, home of ...
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