Celebration at Driscoll honors patients who designed holiday cards and gifts

A Celebrity Celebration will be held Sept. 22 to mark the release of Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 2010 Holiday Card collection, special holiday gifts and 2011 calendar. Celebrities at the party will be past and present patients who created the designs for the cards and gifts. Each will have a poignant story to tell. The media is invited for interviews and photos. Following the party, the children will be treated to a limo ride to Gattitown for more food and fun.

In what has become an annual tradition, young Driscoll patients from throughout South Texas created the designs for six unique holiday cards and gifts including a sterling silver angel charm, a decorative cookie plate, a long-sleeve t-shirt and an apron. A group of community members selected the artwork for the items. This year’s patient artists are:

  • Javier Duran, 17, of Corpus Christi
  • Joe R. Martinez, 11, of Corpus Christi
  • Maira Guerra, 9, of Mathis
  • Asa Matis, 13, of Corpus Christi
  • Mikayla M. Soliz, 6, of Ingleside
  • Lucas Chavez, 5, of Bishop
  • Christian Trejo, 12, of Alamo

Driscoll’s 2011 calendar was creatively designed to resemble a scrapbook and features numerous happy photos of children who have been treated at Driscoll.

“This is one of my favorite annual volunteer events,” said Lizette Saenz, director of Volunteer Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to celebrating with our ‘little holiday stars’ and rolling out the red carpet for them.”

Proceeds from the holiday cards and calendars will go toward scholarships sponsored by the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The items can be purchased at the hospital gift shop or ordered online at www.driscollchildrens.org. For more information, call (361) 694-5011 or 1-800-DCH-LOVE.

What: Driscoll Children’s Hospital Celebrity Celebration
When: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22
Where: Driscoll Children’s Hospital auditorium, 3533 S. Alameda