Driscoll patients to be treated like stars as holiday cards are presented

Photo/Interview opportunity: Presentation of  the Driscoll Children’s Hospital 2019 Holiday Cards

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18
Driscoll Children’s Hospital Auditorium, 3533 S. Alameda St.

CORPUS CHRISTI – Past and present Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients will be treated like Hollywood stars Wednesday when the hospital’s 2019 Holiday Card collection is presented. 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 12 holiday cards, and a committee of five  community members selected the artwork to be used. The children’s artwork will be presented 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 presented,” 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 (in order of appearance) are:

  • Julian, age 4 (Falling Snowman) – Corpus Christi
  • Jayden, age 6 (Cross) – Corpus Christi
  • Kylie, age 7 (Red Boot) – Corpus Christi
  • Samira, age 8 (Feathered Angel) – Corpus Christi
  • Lucy, age 8 (Cactus Tree) – Corpus Christi
  • Fatima, age 11 (Flamingo) – Pharr
  • Osman, age 12 (Penguins)  – Laredo
  • Ivana, age 12 (Ornament) – Brownsville
  • Dariana, age 12 (3-D Santa)  – Mission
  • Wendy, age 14 (Chalk Angel) – San Antonio
  • Warrick, age 14 (Rick Rack Tree)  – Ingleside
  • Roger, age 12 (Wise Men) – Laredo

Proceeds from sales of the cards 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 – coming soon – a sterling silver charm.

All items can be purchased through Driscoll’s website  (www.driscollchildrens.org/holiday) and at the hospital’s Carousel Gift Shop. The Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s 2019 Holiday Cards come in packages of 12 cards and sell for $12.

Holiday cards soon will be available at the following retail locations in these towns:

Alice
Rushing & Gonzalez Drug

Beeville
Wicker Basket

Brownsville
Brownsville Auxiliary

Corpus Christi
2 Jewels

Anthony’s Aveda Concept Salon and Day Spa

Gatherings

Gill Landscape Nursery

Hamlin Fountain and Gifts

Vela Dental Centers

Williams Fashion Shoes

George West
Lyssy & Eckel Feeds

Hondo
Lyssy & Eckel Feeds

Kingsville
Harrel Drug Co.

McAllen
McAllen Auxiliary

Poth
Lyssy & Eckel Feeds

Rockport
Moore Than Feed