With November right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the season of giving thanks with a story about a former patient who is now an active member of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation board.
When Ned Hodge was leading the Alamo Heights Mules to a state tennis championship, his coach would joke that he was “pretty good for a preemie.” But without the care he received in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, now The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Hodge says he never would have had a swinging chance.
“We wouldn’t be talking.”
In 1978, Hodge was born three months early, tiny enough to fit in the palm of his father’s hand. He spent two and a half months in the NICU. Thirty-four years later, Hodge gives back to the hospital that game him a start by serving on the board of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation.
“At the end of the day, it’s about people,” Hodge says. “That’s what sets CHRISTUS apart.”
You never know how the work you’re doing today will make a difference in someone’s life tomorrow. We, at the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundations, are thankful for your support. We are able to continue to help our hospitals provide the best possible care for our patients because of your generosity. The donations we receive help fund a variety of patient health and wellness programs and cutting-edge medical technologies at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, as well as the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa adult hospitals.
If you would like to make a donation in support of either of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundations, visit us at SantaRosaFoundation.org or call our Foundation offices at (210) 704-2800.
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