Dell Children's FoundationNews & Stories
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Caring for Mothers HERE
In 2018, after struggling with infertility for nearly a decade, Laura and Blain Martin celebrated the birth of their son Henry following a complicated delivery and emergency c-section. After a short stay in the NICU, baby Henry was home with his family.
Little Baby That Could
We’re excited to share that after four months of growing bigger and stronger at our hospital, Baby Le’Lani is now home with her loving family.
A new President for Dell Children’s
Ascension Texas is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Wiggins DBA, FACHE, as the new President of Dell Children’s, which now includes Dell Children’s Medical Center as well as Dell Children’s Medical Center North.
First-Ever Endowed Distinguished Chair at Dell Children’s, Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr. MD
We are honored to share the news that Dell Children’s Medical Center, through the generosity of a $7 million transformational gift from the John L. Hern Foundation, has established the John L. Hern Foundation Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Endowed Chair in Pediatric Organ Transplantation.
11-year-old survivor of cardiac arrest thanks the heroes who saved her
Middle school athlete Sabine Barrett was playing soccer on Jan. 19, when she suddenly collapsed on the soccer field. Her father was with her at the time and called LoneStar Soccer Club coach Nick Snyder for help. Coach Snyder lept into action and administered CPR while her father called 911.
A 50/50 Chance
Baby Le’Lani was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect while in utero. Upon entering this world, she would need life-saving surgery to ensure the arteries around her heart were pumping blood properly.
A Miracle Baby
At Dell Children’s Medical Center gene therapy is saving babies’ lives. The ground-breaking treatment means children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA will live past the age of two. For one Austin family the gene therapy is the science of miracles.
Superhero Day at Dell Children’s
A beloved annual tradition, Austin police Department (APD) officers dressed up as superheroes and visited the kids at Dell Children’s.
Dell Children’s developing center to treat sickle cell disease
Dell Children’s Medical Center is developing a comprehensive sickle cell center, which will give patients more access to clinical trials and the newest treatments.
Texas Mutual Insurance Company awards Endowed Education Fellowship to Dell Children’s Medical Center
Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider in workers’ compensation insurance, announced today a gift of $500,000 to Dell Children’s Medical Center for the Texas Mutual Endowed Education Fellowship, which will benefit the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease.
Dell Children’s Panda Cares® Center of Hope
Dell Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of the Panda Cares® Center of Hope, made possible by Panda Express® guests and associates, whose generosity helps change kids’ health, change the future.
Celebrating 15 years of Dell Children’s Care
In the early 1980s, the pediatric medical community recognized the critical need for a single hospital dedicated to the care of children throughout...
Maxwell Family Makes $1M Gift to Dell Children’s North
Setting the pace for the community to welcome Dell Children’s into Williamson County, the Maxwell Family has made a $1,000,000 gift in support of Dell Children’s North, which will be honored with the naming of the chapel space within the hospital.
Twins Born After Historic In-Womb Laser Surgery at Dell Children’s
Identical twin boys, Yadier and Yasiel, are thriving after they were delivered last month at the new Dell Children’s Specialized Delivery Unit. In December they had undergone complex laser surgery while in the womb – a first of its kind at Dell Children’s
Heart of Gold – Lincoln’s Journey
To celebrate Heart Month and all of the families The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children’s is honored to care for, we would like to introduce you to a very special family with a powerfully funny, kind, energetic, fedora loving boy we are smitten with.
Heart Month – A Letter from Dell Children’s President, Chris Born
Dell Children’s President, Christopher M. Born, MBA, CPA, reflects on the building and continued growth of The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease.
Dell Children’s receives $1 million donation from Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is making the gift to the Dell Children’s Foundation HERE Campaign, an effort dedicated to providing world-class medical care to pediatric patients at Dell Children’s. The generous gift from Kendra Scott, LLC is being matched by Kendra Scott personally for a total of $1M in support.
Shivers Cancer Foundation – Investing in Care at Dell Children’s Blood & Cancer Center
The Shivers Cancer Foundation has contributed a $1.5M gift to advance care at Dell Children’s for children facing a cancer diagnosis in Central Texas.
Childhood Cancer Survivor – Kade’s Story
I never would have thought I’d be diagnosed with a fatal illness at just 17 years old. It was like I’d won the lottery. Backwards.
News: Nicole Covert Named New Board Chair
We are excited and honored to announce Nicole Covert as the incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees at Dell Children’s Foundation.