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Tuvshintur Turns One Following Open Heart Surgery

On April 17, Tuvshintur celebrated his first birthday in Mongolia surrounded by family.

It was not long before this when Tuvshintur and his other traveled to San Antonio so that Tuvshintur could get the hole in his heart repaired.

It was a wonderful journey with Tuvshintur and his mother Battsetseg. Tuvshintur even made his television debut as the focus of a press conference celebrating the partnership of University Health System, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and HeartGift.   Click here to view.


Tuvshintur's mother continues to share pohtos and stores as Tuvshintur is now on the move and into everything...just as a one year old should be!


Samuel's HeartGift Journey

Samuel was born with a hole in his heart. And at 10 months of age, Samuel and his mother, Lola, traveled 6,699 miles from Nigeria to San Antonio, Texas. They put their trust in HeartGift to repair the hole in Samuel's heart and provide him a long life.

Yardley Bowen and her sons were thrilled to welcome Samuel and Lola into their home and their heart. They provided mom and child a home, love and guidance during a frightening time in Samuel's life.  We knew that after he left San Antonio Samuel began crawling and soon after walking to keep up with his big brother Noel.

Today Samuel is an active 3 year old running, playing and thriving at home in Nigeria! Lola and Samuel, thank you for trusting us to repair Samuel's heart. We love you very much and feel so grateful to know Samuel is doing so well.


Fashion from the Heart

On March 22, 2015 the San Antonio chapter of HeartGift hosted its second "Fashion from the Heart" Fashion Show Luncheon at Julian Gold.

This year's event was a smashing success introducing HeartGift to a whole new audience around San Antonio. It is becoming a secret treasure where the eight available tables sell before an invitation is every printed!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to:

  • Deacon Recruiting for underwriting this year's event

  • Table Hosts: Circle Care for Kids, Jane Coelho, Ann Bohl Deacon, Lisa Johnson, Laurie Kaplan, Sarah Lucero, Leslie Davis Met, Ethel Runion, Christina Welch

  • And Julian Gold for opening their hearts and allowing us the opportunity to host our luncheon in the store. 10% of all sales that day went to HeartGift and we cannot tell you how much we appreciate your support!


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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