San Antonio

Chapter: San Antonio

After a 24 hour journey beginning in the Philippine Islands, Lexzy and her mother, Leslee, arrived in San  Antonio on April 19 and made their mark on this town. They were welcomed at the airport by their host family, Dr. Billy and Sylvia Stewart and the family of HeartGift Executive Director Leslie Davis Met.


Lexzy was a model patient...bonding with our medical team and sailing through surgery with flying colors. We were so proud of her!


Upon discharge from the hospital the ladies hit the town to take in all of the sights and shared their customs with their host family too! Lexzy is quite the little performer. And the best part...they are now avid Spurs fans!


We loved having Lexzy and Leslee in San Antonio and miss them terribly. Lexzy has since started first grade and we know she will have a wonderful year ahead

Samuel – Nigeria, HeartGift December 2012

Almost one year after receiving his HeartGift, Samuel is doing great! He has a recent bout of malaria, but is almost recovered and has started eating again. Samuel loves keeping up with his big brother Noel and shows no signs of slowing down now that he feels better. As you can see he has grown a bit since he was in San Antonio, but still has those delicious cheeks.

Liana – Philippines, HeartGift May 2013

Liana and her family have had a bit of a scary few weeks. They live in Cebu, which was just hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Thankfully Liana and her family are one of the lucky ones in the Philippine Islands. Liana loves being back at school and her father tells me she feels terrific!

It is always a joy when we receive wonderful updates on our patients. The news puts a smile on our faces and warms our I'm sure it does to you as well. We cannot wait to share the faces of these children yet to leave footprints on our hearts.


On May 22, 52 golfers took to the course to mend little hearts. With DOCUmation as the Title Sponsor, golfers played a match play tournament at the Dominion Country Club. Team Gift and Team Heart, led by celebrity Captains RC Slocum, former head football Coach, Texas A&M University, and Larry Coker, head football Coach, University of Texas San Antonio, respectively, played for the title of HeartGift Angel.

"DOCUmation is honored to be the title sponsor of the HeartGift Heroes golf event," said Scott Woolfolk, president, DOCUmation San Antonio. "San Antonio is blessed to have the most generous companies with great leaders who care about our community. It is our goal to open a door and provide much needed exposure for others to join the effort and mend the hearts of children around the world."


Coach Coker and Team Heart took the title of HeartGift Heroes for the second year in a row. The trophy will be housed at University Hospital in honor of the winning pair.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Jose, a toddler from Honduras schedule to have surgical heart repair on July 29 at University Hospital. Additional patients benefiting from the tournament are will arrive later in 2014.



HeartGift San Antonio's mission is to provide lifesaving heart surgery to  children from around the world where specialized medical treatment is either scarce or nonexistent.


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