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April is Donate Life Month: New Lungs Mean a New Life for a Kansas Newlywed

COTA Patient Katelyn Strube-Bohaty Double Lung Transplant Recipient

April 2, 2018 – April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. Katelyn Strube-Bohaty’s friends, family members, and likely half of the residents of Claflin, Kansas, will be promoting organ donor awareness throughout the month as a way to thank the registered organ donor’s family who selflessly donated the lungs that saved Katelyn’s life nearly two years ago. Katelyn Strube was born in June 1990 and literally since she came into the world, she has had to fight […]

Harris County Precinct Three Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center

  5597 Gardenia Katy, Texas  77493 (281)391-4482 Web Address: www.pct3.com   Email: peckhampark@pct3.com PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES Adult Pediatric CPR/1st Aid/AED This class is on Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 1pm-5pm Cost is $28.00 (check or money order only) NO REFUNDS Registration will begin 4/2/18 for Harris County Residents (HC) & those who reside within the Katy City Limits […]

Rose’s Retreat of Katy Provides Assisted Living Services

This informative article sponsored by Rose’s Retreat. By George Slaughter Rose Taylor-Bridges, owner of Rose’s Retreat Assisted Living Facility, 21643 Park Villa, can attest to the importance of compassion in caring for patients who can no longer live independently. Experience helps, too. An assisted living facility, also called an ALF, is for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management, or physical assistance with bathing or dressing. Some residents may have […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month 

Texas communities tackle the scourge of child abuse  Child abuse is a major problem across the nation, and Texas is no exception. Child Protective Services (CPS) completed 174,740 investigations last year in Texas and confirmed that 63,657 children were victims of abuse or neglect. That’s an eight and a half percent (8.5%) increase in the number of victims compared to the previous year. “We must all get involved to make children safer – whether it’s […]

TIRR Memorial Hermann announces new Chief Executive Officer  

HOUSTON (March 23, 2018) – Today Memorial Hermann Health System has named Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE, as the new Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. As part of his new portfolio, Ashworth will also lead Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy and the extended Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network.  Ashworth has been serving as interim CEO for the hospital since November 2017 following Carl Josehart’s retirement late last year. “As Vice President of Operations, Jerry […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Hosts Free “Caring for the Caregiver” Event & Expo

Important resources and information provided WHAT:  Patients with chronic conditions and their caregivers face many challenges that may impact quality of life for everyone. Join Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and connect with experts to learn about resources available to you and your family, including: Supportive Medicine Stages of caregiving Financial and estate planning Medicare Advantage Elder law Alzheimer’s and dementia Refreshments, snacks, and light bites available for all guests. Adult Respite Care:  Respite care will be provided […]

The Breast Cancer Charities of America Receives $15,000 Grant from The Newfield Foundation

The Woodlands, Texas (March 14, 2018): The Breast Cancer Charities of America/iGoPink announced that the organization has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Newfield Exploration Company Foundation for their 2018 regional program services. “The Breast Cancer Charities is about providing hope and support to individuals affected by breast cancer,” stated Erica A. Johnson, Founder & Executive Director, iGoPink | The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  “This grant is extremely beneficial to the support and […]

Free Vaccinations And Dental Screenings

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center to offer free vaccinations and dental checkups to Fort Bend children Saturday, April 7 In partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital, UTHealth School of Dentistry With the support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Houston/Galveston   The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, UTHealth School of Dentistry, with the support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Houston/Galveston, have joined forces to bring free medical and dental mobile […]

Annual Houston NF Walk Raises Funds for Children’s Tumor Foundation

Texas families united to raise money and awareness for rare genetic disorder HOUSTON– On March 24, 2018, the Children’s Tumor Foundation will host the annual Houston NF Walk to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis (NF) research.  NF is an under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 people – more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined.  It is estimated […]

Relay for Life scheduled for April 28th

Relay For Life if Katy, now in its 20th year, will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 4pm- Midnight at Katy City Park in Katy. The theme this year is “Superheroes…saving the world one cure at a time.” Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraiser to end cancer, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to “Save lives, celebrate lives & lead the fight for a world without cancer.” […]