Courageous Kids from Texas Children’s Hospital

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Host 1,200 fishermen for a TOBI event and reel in the funds that help support the renal unit at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The generosity and support of TOBI members, volunteers and sponsors has had a valuable impact on Texas Children’s Hospital and the patients and families it serves.  For 19 years, the non-profit organization has donated funds to aid with patient care, education and research for the renal unit.  Along with monetary donations, they also have given their time to reach out to the children that receive treatment at the unit.  They teach the children what they know – how to be a good fishermen.  They take the children out of the hospital environment and teach them how to cast, how to bait the hook, and how to catch a fish.  What TOBI volunteers do is give a child an experience that they will remember for a lifetime.

Meet Emma and her grandmother.

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Emma was diagnosed at birth with infantile polycystic kidney disease (PKD).  She was sent to Texas Children’s Hospital immediately after she was born, and before her parents were even able to have a glimpse of her.  A week shy of her second birthday, Emma received a kidney transplant from her grandmother, who is in her 60s.  The transplant was a success and more than 12 years later, Emma feels a one-of-a-kind bond with her grandmother.

Read Emma’s full story at

http://www.texaschildrens.org/carecenters/KidsCourageous/Transplant_Emma.aspx

TOBI is proud to support all of the brave children who recieve treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Renal Unit.

MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH

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