Juliana’s care at Texas Children’s Hospital began in the months before her birth due to a severe congenital heart defect. Her family feared the worst when she was also born prematurely. Doctors knew that a transplant was Juliana’s only chance for survival, and at only 17 days old, she underwent life-saving surgery. “We felt really fortunate that we were able to be at the best facility, with the best doctors,” said Riki, Juliana’s mother.
When Charles desperately needed expert care for a collapsed lung, his family raced from their home north of Houston to Texas Children’s Hospital — more than 40 miles away. That’s too far, especially when every second counts. The Promise Campaign is bringing world-class dedicated pediatric emergency care close to home for thousands of families — at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.