CORPUS CHRISTI – Past and present Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients will be treated like Hollywood stars Wednesday when the hospital’s 2018 Holiday Card collection is unveiled. Patients whose art was chosen for the release will arrive at the hospital and walk down a red carpet, greeted by camera flashes and applause. They’ll also autograph their work for family, friends, staff and fans.
For this annual tradition, Driscoll patients from throughout South Texas drew pictures for 10 holiday cards, and a committee of five community members selected the artwork to be used. The children’s artwork will be unveiled after they enter Driscoll’s auditorium. When the celebration is complete, the young celebrities will celebrate at the after-party at Peter Piper Pizza.
“This definitely is one of The Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s most anticipated events of the year. Lights will be flashing and chocolate milk will be flowing after the card designs are revealed,” said Lizette Saenz, director of Volunteer Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to rolling out the red carpet and putting the spotlight on our Driscoll stars, giving them a chance to shine.”
This year’s holiday card artists are:
- Eyla & Emilisa, ages 2 & 4 (Blue Snowmen) – Kingsville
- Caleb, age 2 (Dots & Reindeer) – Corpus Christi
- Noel, age 3(Rainbow Cross) – Corpus Christi
- Royce, age 7 (Holy Family) – Corpus Christi
- Lillian, age 8 (Chalk Angel) – Corpus Christi
- Cesar, age 9 (Tempra Tree) – Donna
- Camia, age 12(Cactus Wreath) – Corpus Christi
- Mia, age 13 (Reindeer Love) – Laredo
- SaHeaven, age 13 (Shell Tree) – Pharr
- Rebecca, age 17 (Canvas Angel) – Corpus Christi
Proceeds from sales of the items will go toward the Marcia K. Wilcox Scholarship, which helps present and past oncology patients go to college. The designs for the holiday cards also are made into T-shirts, ornaments and sterling silver charms.
All items can be purchased through Driscoll’s website (www.driscollchildrens.org/carousel-gift-shop-category/holidays) and at the hospital’s Carousel Gift Shop. The Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 2018 Holiday Cards come in packages of 10 cards and sell for $10.
Holiday cards will soon be available at the following retail locations:
- Casa de Oro Jewelers – Corpus Christi
- Gill Landscape Nursery – Corpus Christi
- Driscoll Children’s Specialty Center – Brownsville, Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
- 2 Jewels – Corpus Christi
- Hester’s Café – Corpus Christi
- Hamlin Fountain and Gifts – Corpus Christi
- Gatherings – Corpus Christi
- Williams Fashion Shoes – Corpus Christi
- Anthony’s Aveda Concept Salon and Day Spa – Corpus Christi
- Dr. Benjamin Vela – Vela Dental Centers – Corpus Christi