Announcing the arrival of our newest Varian TrueBeam! They might look like twins, but we can tell them apart.
The only news more wonderful than having ONE Varian TrueBeam is having TWO! We’re beaming with pride to announce the arrival of our newest ultramodern tool in the war against cancer. Since September 2011, our patients with cancer have benefitted from what has become the next generation of radiation therapy. And now our newest Varian TrueBeam STX can treat even more complicated cancers, including tumors of the brain and spine, faster and with even more accuracy.
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It’s so exact, its precision in targeting tumors is measured at less than a millimeter – the size of a few grains of table salt. Why is that important to our patients? It targets the tumor, not the healthy tissues and organs around it. For more information, contact the Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center at UT Health.
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UT HEALTH NORTHEAST HAPPENINGS
RINGING WITH HOPE: STORIES OF CANCER SURVIVORS
A BREATHTAKING STUDY ON COPD
WALKING, TALKING, AND REACHING FOR THE SKY
A FAMILY OF VOLUNTEERS
THANK YOU, DONORS
In the Next Issue
Herbert C. Buie has served 25 years on the Development Board
generous spirit of the Buie family.
UT Health Northeast Happenings
hat an exciting time to be a part of all that is happening at UT Health Science Center, and in 2013, we are poised for an even brighter future! Let me take this opportunity to introduce to you our new name: UT Health Northeast. Through much research, we discovered that our name is too long, so we are making it easier for our patients and our community to identify us.
Award from The University of Texas System Board of Regents
Treatment and Prevention Center Opening
students who will graduate with a Master’s of Science degree in Biotechnology. Conbuilding, which will house new clinic space, classrooms, the new Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library, and an amphitheater for lectures. And, our Cancer Treatment and Preven-
Renovation of the
First UT Health Northeast
Kirk A. Calhoun, M.D.
second TruBeam™ Linear Accelerator, which allows us to serve even more patients throughout Northeast Texas. You, our donors, have helped us accomplish these milestones through your generous support. You helped us fund the completion of the Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center in 2011. You have funded scholarships for deserving graduate students. You have supported our world-class biomedical research by funding seed grants for scientists with promising projects. Without you, we Our future is bright for 2013, and we’re just getting started. Thank you for your continuing support of UT Health Northeast!
UT Health Northeast is awarded East Texas UT Health Northeast UT Health Northeast annexed by City of Tyler
First Employee Giving Campaign in 10 Years
2013 Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year Award
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elcome to Journey of Hope, a magazine dedicated to our donors and the value that you bring to our mission each day. We offer a heartfelt thank you for your continuing support of the work we do at UT Health Northeast. Journey of Hope, you will see how many different ways your donations have enabled our physicians and staff to make a positive impact on the lives of East Texans. Through support from donors like you, we can offer new programs such as Pediatric Rehabilitation and the establishment of the Cancer Patient Support Services and Benevolence Fund, which is being used to launch a support group for cancer patients, expand education for them, and help with secondary costs of treatment. We can welcome students to our campus through scholarships, and we can conduct clinical and biomedical research that positively impacts the daily lives of our patients, as well as others around the world. We hope these stories will inspire you and show you how valuable you are to our team. Thank you for partnering with us in our efforts to provide comprehensive education, innovative research, and quality patient care throughout East Texas and beyond.
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STORIES OF OUR CANCER SURVIVORS
Treatment and Prevention Center, rings the Volunteer Bell of Hope.
s the sound of a bell joyfully echoes
bone pain, swelling in the legs, blood in the urine or
through the halls of the Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center at UT Health
After his diagnosis, Alan interviewed three of
Northeast, patients’ spirits rise and
the top cancer clinics in East Texas and selected UT
smiles brighten. There’s a certain pride in the steps
Health Northeast’s Cancer Treatment & Prevention
of the doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers. It is
Center. “I met their team of highly trained special-
the ringing of the center’s Volunteer Bell of Hope
ists and support staff, and I saw that the center’s
marking the completion of another patient’s cancer
advanced technology rivaled other national cancer
centers. UT Health answered all my questions re-
“We open all available doors so everyone can be
garding staff expertise and the technology they would
included in the celebration,” said Timothy Ochran,
Associate Vice President of Cancer Services. “The
dent in my choice.”
bell can be heard throughout the department, and the sound brings thoughts of happiness to our patients, along with the knowledge that there is always hope.” Two patients who have recently completed their journey of hope at the Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center and have participated in the center’s bell ceremony are Becky Johnson, 59, and
“I met their team of highly trained specialists and support staff, and I saw that the center’s advanced technology rivaled other national cancer centers... I was completely confident in my choice.” – Alan
Alan Haynes, 73.
BECKY — With a family history of breast cancer, Becky feared that it was only a matter of time before
BECKY — Becky’s treatment program consisted
she, too, would be diagnosed. But when that moment
of receiving chemotherapy infusions of FCR (Fluda-
came, she learned that she instead suffered from a
rabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituxan), the gold
blood cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL),
standard of chemotherapy, once a month for six
generally found in older adults.
months. “It was hard, but compared to what other
As her condition quickly advanced to Stage
people can go through, I was pretty lucky,” recalled
Three, Becky experienced a compromised immune system, enlarged spleen and neck lymph nodes, and
bone marrow biopsy. When I got the report, I couldn’t
constant fatigue. The majority of her treatment took
believe what it said. There was no indication of
place at the Treatment & Prevention Center at UT
lymphoma or CLL. My cancer was wiped out.”
Health, which not only provided the chemotherapy
ALAN — With prostate cancer, malignant (cancer)
that she needed, but a convenient location for her
cells form in the tissues of the prostate. Radiation
care as well.
therapy focused on Alan’s prostate gland using
high-intensity beams to destroy the cancer cells
antigen (PSA), Alan was carefully monitored for
was the treatment prescribed. The center’s Varian
prostate cancer over a three-year period. A small
TrueBeam™ linear accelerator is among the most
tumor was discovered. “I considered the multiple
current radiation technology available today in
options for treatment and decided on radiation
ALAN - CANCER SURVIVOR
therapy to eliminate the problem.” Prostate cancer
already taken delivery on the newest version, the
is most prevalent among older men. According to
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
The treatment of cancer can be deeply life-changing
241,740 new cases of prostate cancer could be
with a host of emotional and physical challenges
diagnosed in a year’s time. Symptoms can include
that require care that goes beyond just treating
the disease. “The emotional bond between our
“The entire staff, doctors, nurses, and caregivers,
patients and our staff allows us to build a relation-
were present for my ringing of the Bell of Hope. I was impressed with their participation in the cele-
with them, side-by-side,” said Mr. Ochran.
bration and their dedication in giving the best patient
BECKY — “I really depended on the medical team at the Cancer Treatment & Prevention
care possible. I was thankful that I had chosen UT Health Northeast for my treatments.”
Center,” Becky said. “They have become like
Having successfully completed their cancer treat-
a part of my family. I could call them anytime,
ments, Becky and Alan have returned to their lives
especially when I got really, really sick.”
with a passion.
sionate care, and they deliver on their pledge to be a true destination of hope. I left treatment knowing I had received the best care possible, and that I had
and comprehensive care at UT Health Northeast. In the fall of 2011, UT Health opened its new Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center. “The sky’s the limit on what the future holds with our state-of-the-
with the center’s staff helped him through his canFollowing the
For over 30 years, East Texas cancer patients have found hope
The dedication of the new center took place on November 15, 2011.
ALAN — Alan, too, found that his relationship cer journey. “They are truly committed to compas-
Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center
“Thanks to the center, I’ve finally got it through my entire being that I can just live life again.” - Becky
met a team of people I now proudly call friends.”
art technology and outstanding, experienced staff. That excitement is amazing care in an equally amazing facility,” said Cody Boyd, Director of Oncology Services. Currently, there are over 30 cancer-related research studies being conducted at UT Health Northeast Center for Clinical Research, on diseases and treatments including
BECKY — The bell ceremony for Becky came at the end of her sixth months of treatment. “It was a
BECKY — “I am doing my best now. I feel
total surprise to me,” Becky reminisced. “One of the
re-energized,” Becky said. “My physical body
nurses said, ‘Wait a moment,’ and then they came
is not as strong yet, but they said to give myself six months to get over the chemo. Thanks to
prostate cancer, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and multiple breast cancer studies, including new prevention tumors. For more information on the Center for Clinical Research, call 903.877.7753.
tire being that I can just live life again.”
ALAN — Always an
The Volunteer Bell of Hope
optimistic and active outdoorsman, Alan follows his
the Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center at UT Health Northeast have
rung the Volunteer Bell of Hope.
ing, as well as daily exercise with his senior walking group,
The 16-inch diameter bell was a gift from the center’s volunteers and
“The Early Morning Risers.”
can be wheeled wherever the patient wishes for his or her bell ceremony,
“I am positive that we have solved my prostate cancer
completion and may select a song to be played for the ceremony. The song of
problem,” he said. “My 90-
choice most often is “Hit the Road, Jack.” The Volunteer Bell of Hope was designed and forged by the C.S. Bell
day PSA was perfect, and I
Company in Hillsboro, OH, renowned for their customized bells since 1858.
have resumed my quest to enjoy an active life in my later years. I choose to be happy. It seems to work.” Like the ringing of the Volunteer Bell of Hope, the -
dedication, care, and compassion of the doctors,
ed crying. I was almost afraid to believe it was over.
nurses, technicians, and staff of the Cancer Treat-
I’ll never forget the wish I made when I rang the
ment & Prevention Center echo through the lives
bell, ‘I hope I never have to do it again.’”
of their patients providing them with hope for the
ALAN — Having completed his cancer therapy last October, Alan recalled his bell experience.
future and helping them to become cancer survivors.
How You Can Help If you would like to support the inspirational work of UT Health Northeast’s Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center with a gift or ment at 903.877.5135.
A Breathtaking Study on COPD
“WE’RE DEVELOPING WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS REHABILITATION AT HOME AND CONTINUE IT IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES.” Dr. David Coultas
ust picture it. You’re trying blow up a bal-
To overcome these barriers, Dr. Coultas and his team are teaching people how to manage their COPD
your lungs are like that balloon. No matter
with a three-pronged program of regular physical
how hard you inhale, they won’t expand, and you
activity, education, and counseling. “We’re develop-
can’t catch your breath.
ing ways for people to successfully do rehabilitation
You feel like you’re suffocating, all the time. That’s what life is like for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.
at home and to continue doing it in their everyday lives, after the study ends,” he says. Anne and Sherry are two of the 300 people with COPD who have participated in the study. They
Anne Simulcik, 74, and Sherry Lambert, 56,
have studied and completed workbooks about how
know this feeling all too well. Anne was diagnosed
to manage COPD, exercised regularly, and answered
with COPD following a serious battle with breast
phone surveys. A health counselor provided advice
cancer in 1988. She had to use a cane and couldn’t
and support by phone and continues to follow up
walk short distances without gasping for breath.
with them. “It was a like a class, except I did it at
Walking to her mailbox was an ordeal, and she felt
home,” Sherry says.
her independence slipping away with every breath.
Teaching people with COPD the importance of
Sherry learned of her COPD during a visit to her car-
regular physical activity and convincing them to
diologist six years ago. Since then, her condition had
keep it up is important. They need at least 30 min-
worsened so that she needed to be on supplemental oxygen all the time. She also struggled with bouts of depression because of her illness.
“People with COPD who avoid physical activity lose more lung capacity, making breathing even
David Coultas, MD, a lung disease specialist at
UT Health Northeast, wants to improve the lives and
tivity and their lung capacity dwindles even more.
health of people like Anne and Sherry. In 2009, he
Their shortness of breath gets worse and worse,” Dr. Coultas adds.
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine if showing people with COPD how to do pulmonary
didn’t give up. “Now, I actually walk without my
rehabilitation in their own home will improve their
cane and don’t have to stop every few minutes. I can
health and quality of life.
take my dogs for walks and go up a very steep in-
Pulmonary rehabilitation – in which COPD pa-
cline to get to our truck. That was my goal, to do that
tients learn how to manage their own illness and do
without stopping and gasping,” she says proudly. For
regular physical activity such as walking – can really
her part, Sherry has learned how to keep her lungs as
help people with COPD. Yet less than 2 percent of
healthy as possible. “I loved the whole experience.
them use pulmonary rehabilitation services, because
These days, my husband and I really enjoy walking together, even though he still gets tired of waiting for
for eight to 12 weeks. Many people with COPD are X-Ray of Healthy Lungs
70 years of age or older or live in rural areas tens
Despite the severity of her disease, Anne has
or hundreds of miles from these services, making it
gained a measure of control over it. “I am more self-
hard for them to participate. X-Ray of Lungs with COPD
me sometimes,” she says, laughing.
Anne values the health coaches who counseled her and other participants over the phone. “It’s very encouraging to have someone so knowledgeable talk you through the program. It gives you the will and And both women have only praise for UT Health Northeast’s staff. Sherry says, “It’s one of the best
by Dr. David Coultas
places I’ve been.” Now that they can better manage their COPD,
way that patients
Sherry and Anne share their experiences with others.
“I have a friend in Florida with COPD. I’ve
Texas and beyond
explained some of the things I’ve learned, like
manage their COPD and quality of life.
“YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS REALLY IMPORTANT...THIS PROGRAM HELPS ME DEAL WITH EVERYDAY SITUATIONS.” Sherry
TAKING ON COPD While you may recognize the term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, you may not know that it’s the thirdleading cause of death in the United States. It affects 5.5 percent of all Texans, and East Texas has a high concentration of people living with COPD. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, which is characterized by emphysema or bronchitis, and sadly, is incurable. However, some symptoms can be managed thanks to the research and tireless work of expert lung disease specialists across the country, including the team at UT Health Northeast led by Dr. David Coultas, pulmonologist and physician-in-chief.
the need for exercise, and it’s really helped him,” Anne says. Sherry worries about the smokers in her fam-
Transportation to and from the medical facilities that offer this therapy can be a barrier for those living in rural areas, par-
ily and the possibility that they will develop COPD.
ticularly older patients. Dr. Coultas’ answer is a three-pronged program that combines education and counseling with self-
“I would like to think that what I’ve learned could
managed physical activity.
ing, and that means a lot to me,” she adds. In addition to Dr. Coultas, the COPD study team includes researchers from UT Health Northeast, as
Of the 4,000 East Texas patients referred to the grant-funded program by their doctors, 300 participants were randomly selected to participate in the program. When it ends in summer 2014, Dr. Coultas hopes local health facilities will continue the program, so that people with COPD will develop a better understanding of their illness and how to better control the quality of their lives.
well as collaborators John Sloan, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Tyler; Karan Singh, Ph.D., the University of North Texas School of Public Health;
Sejong Bae, Ph.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham; and health psychologist, Jay Ashmore, Ph.D., Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. COPD study
mind on pleasant things. I don’t have the stress and anxiety any longer, and I can breathe easier,” she says. Sherry echoes Anne’s comments. “Your mental
HOW YOU CAN HELP
health is really important. Sometimes you just don’t
To help support continued research into pulmo-
important part of
understand what’s wrong with you, and you can be-
nary diseases such as COPD by Dr. Coultas and
her home treatment
come depressed. This program helps me deal with
everyday situations. I still have bad days, but my life
Institutional Advancement at 903.877.5135 to discuss
is better,” she says.
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to be able to do. But for 20-month-old Jeremiah, mastering these simple things is nothing less than miraculous. That’s how his family sees it. Jeremiah is a bright-eyed toddler who steals the hearts of everyone he meets, despite the challenges of being developmentally delayed and suffering from weakness and low muscle tone. Fortunately, there’s a place that is helping Jeremiah overcome these challenges – the Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic at UT Health Northeast. “We chose the Pediatric Rehab Clinic because of its reputation in the community. We like the facility, and we like that they’re adding services and improving the clinic all the time,” says Jeremiah’s mother, Torey. When the clinic’s occupational therapist Lynnette Molkentin and physical therapy assistant Mona Crow began working Now, Jeremiah can crawl and is learning how to squat, one step closer to standing up on his own. His family and his therapists have no doubt he will do that one day. Jeremiah is just one of the many children and their families who have found hope and healing at the clinic, which works with children from birth to 21 years of age. “The breadth of experience of our therapists is unique. The team approach is very important to us. Very few clinics have all three disciplines: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy,” says Director of Rehabilitation Services Caryn Vorsas, a physical therapist. Adds Lynette, “We communicate constantly, and reinforce what each other does.” Besides Caryn, Lynnette, and Mona, the clinic’s highly trained staff includes speech-language pathologist Ruth Fadely and physical therapist Cindy Heimbaugh. Together, they provide comprehensive, personalized care. Clinic therapists treat a wide range of physical conditions and developmental disabilities related to cerebral palsy, spina
disorder (ADHD). To accommodate working parents’ busy schedules, the clinic offers extended hours. After a physician determines that a young patient needs therapeutic intervention, the doctor can refer them to the clinic to be tested and evaluated. Based on the results, the therapy team develops an individualized program and a home program,
and coordinates these programs with the child’s school therapists. At the clinic, which opened this
fun for its patients the therapists at UT Health Northeast’s
past August, the focus is always on the child. Each
The strong bond of trust between Jeremiah and
and every day, the team’s primary goal is to ensure
his therapists is evident. “He loves Lynnette and
that their patients function at their highest level and
Mona so much. They’re encouraging, very motivat-
become more independent.
ing, and goal oriented,” his mother says. “We feel
Much of Jeremiah’s therapy involves play, although he enjoys “working” for a reward of popcorn. To improve the range of motion in his upper body, he reaches for his favorite toys or catches bubbles. To build the strength, balance, and muscles needed
supported by a toddler-sized walker.
for walking, Jeremiah rides his faithful toy steed and
Listening to 8-year-old Madison chatter away with clinic staff, it’s hard to believe that she once
SLP A Speech-Language Pathologist pro-
was unable to speak.
vides therapy for patients with a variety of
“Madison couldn’t talk, couldn’t use words. She
types of speech, language, voice, cognitive/
could only make sounds to express herself,” recalls
communicative, and swallowing disorders.
Jeremiah was not able to hold his head up; nor could he crawl, roll, put his feet on the floor, or even reach for things.
DiGeorge Syndrome, a condition affecting the heart
and the soft palate of the mouth, Madison has under-
on helping their patients achieve function-
gone four heart surgeries, as well as reconstructive
al outcomes, as well as helping patients
palate surgery during her short life. Because of the
achieve the highest level of independence
For their part, Lynnette and Mona believe that
son used images on an augmented communication
blessed, and we’re really proud of how far Jeremiah
Jeremiah will eventually be able to walk with assistance. And they want to help him achieve more – to master walking independently. The parents and caregivers of Jeremiah and the other patients are also important members of the clinic team. Caryn puts it this way, “Parents, grandparents, and primary caregivers are the key to real progress.” In Jeremiah’s case, it’s his grandmother, his “Mee-maw,” who brings him to the clinic every Tuesday and Thursday and cheers him on. When one of its patients graduates from their therapy program, the team celebrates it. “Nothing makes us happier than getting a call from a parent talking about how active their child is, or how they can’t get them to stop talking. It means we’ve done our job, and that makes us happy,” Caryn says. the Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11—“For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future.” Thanks to the expert care and compassion of therapists at UT Health Northeast’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, Jeremiah’s future is bright and full of hope.
her mother, Jennifer. Diagnosed at the age of 5 with An Occupational Therapist focuses
severity of her condition, her parents were afraid that she might never be able to speak.
skills, functional/vision skills, and the abil-
But that was before Madison began speech and -
ity to perceive, process, and respond to the environment.
Madison to improve
A Physical Therapist provides treat-
that these devices are often the best way to help a
ment for physical disabilities, injuries, and
child communicate. We will also use adaptive com-
disorders. PT focuses on mobility, whether
munications, such as pictures and computers,” Ruth
it’s climbing, crawling, getting in or out of
cars or wheelchairs, or walking.
After working closely with Ruth for a number of years, Madison no longer depends on the device. And Madison, an outgoing second-grader with a lot to say about everything, is one of the clinic’s most talkative patients. “Now we are working on her articulation, and ensuring that Madison has enough breath support so she can speak without sounding nasal,” Ruth says. Nothing makes Madison prouder than being in a regular school, and her mother believes that speech therapy with Ruth is why Madison is able to be there. “Madison’s relationship with Ruth is very comfortable and safe. That makes her willing to try and move forward, which in turn helps her with school, because she just wants to do what the other kids do,” Jennifer says. Ruth also works with Madison’s school therapist to ensure the best outcome for her young patient. Madison’s current challenge is saying “spaghetti.” At the moment, she prefers using the word “pasta.”
(Lower) Madison demonstrates the use of an augmented
When it comes to conquering obstacles, 2-year-
steps under the careful guidance of physical thera-
old Aiden has overcome more in his young life than
pist Cindy Heimbaugh. Up and down, up and down
most adults do in a lifetime. Aiden has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder, and autism, a developmental disability affecting verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction.
(Left) “Stair Master” Aiden strengthens to improve his
encourage him. And Aiden is learning that he can
crawl. Now he’s walking and talking,” says Aidan’s
reach his potential with the help of these dedicated
As part of his therapy, Aiden is learning how to crunch and chew foods like vegetables and pretzels dipped in yogurt, says Ruth, the speech and muscles that are used for speaking. “Being able to communicate is key to our everyday lives and the
its young patients.
social interaction we have with people as we grow
(Right) Aiden with
older,” she explains.
therapist Cindy Heimbaugh.
Aiden’s successes are a daily inspiration to the pediatric rehab clinic therapists, who nurture and
“When he began therapy, he could barely
language therapist. This helps him develop cheek unit’s ball pit is a
long, most of the staff gathered to cheer him on.
At a recent physical therapy session, Aidan was
Aiden’s successes are a daily inspiration to the pediatric rehab clinic therapists, who nurture and encourage him. And Aiden is learning that he can reach his potential. (Left) Dad Larry and therapist Ruth
Thanks to the dedicated work of therapists at the
is very attached to Ruth. And Larry continues to
clinic, the father of 5-year-old Jeramiah now under-
work with his son at home doing the jaw exercises
stands what his son is saying.
that Ruth taught him. “He’s my little man, and I’ve
“I used to have him repeat something 12 times
got to teach him,” Larry says proudly.
just so I could get all of it. Now we’re having real
“If it takes a village to raise a child, then UT
conversations. He tells me what he’s thinking and
Health Northeast is part of our village,” Larry adds.
then we take long trips through his imagination,”
“We’ll keep doing it, together.”
says Jeramiah’s dad, Larry. When he was a toddler, Jeramiah had severe ear drums and left him unable to hear. Tubes inserted into his ears restored his hearing, but the period of deafness delayed his speech development. Just two months after Jeramiah began twice-a-
You can help more children like Jeremiah, Madi-
week speech therapy sessions with Ruth, his speech
son, Aidan, and Jeramiah by supporting the work
was more understandable, Larry says.
of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic
This therapy strengthens Jeremiah’s jaw and facial muscles so he can form words clearly. He 903.877.5135. Donations of new or gently used toys watches himself in a mirror while doing jaw and
(no plushes or fabrics, please) to the program’s toy
tongue exercises. Jeramiah loves the sessions and
lending program are also welcome.
mirror to improve his
a patient or to support a family member, the center’s
and watch soap operas. Volunteering gets you out of
visitors always found Alice’s smile contagious and
the house to interact with people, and there’s a place
her warm personality comforting.
Alice’s favorite volunteer memory came one
In addition to their thousands of volunteer
Easter when she donned a bunny costume to deliver baskets to UT Health Northeast’s littlest patients.
research at UT Health Northeast.
“UT Health Northeast was our second family. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of them. We knew everybody, and everybody knew us.” One young boy kept following her up and down the
Hal said, “Personally, I believe in research. I’d say the work this amazing institute does is
The little boy pointed at her back and said, “You
extremely important.” Alice added, “Research is
don’t have a tail.” Alice was shocked to discover
our salvation. We’re proud to be charter members.”
that the bunny costume indeed had no tail, and she
The Juenglings have not only left a legacy of
immediately went home and sewed one on for the
dedication and service to UT Health Northeast, but
next year. During his years as a volunteer, Hal was a common sight at the main hospital’s front desk and per day pushing wheelchairs and carts and making deliveries to the hospital’s clinics and departments. “I’ve pretty much been a transporter all these years, moving paper and people, and carrying a pager to respond to calls. It is the physical activity that I
Harlan (Hal) and long-time UT Health Northeast volunteers,
preferred,” Hal said.
hours to improving the lives of patients and staff.
How You Can Help If you would like to join Hal and Alice in their generosity with a living or a planned donation,
here’s an old Chinese proverb that goes “Every smile makes you a day
reluctantly decided that it was time to retire and UT Health Northeast.
moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to spend more time
younger.” If this is true, then Harlan
At one time or another, Hal and Alice have both
with their family. The Juenglings have four children
(Hal) and Alice Juengling are two
been patients, which is how they became volunteers.
ranging in age from 45 to 58, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
at UT Health Northeast. The smiling faces of this
in 1987. “The staff was so obliging and so friendly
married couple of 58 years have greeted visitors
and interested,” she recalled.
Today, Hal and Alice look back fondly on their memories and friends. “UT Health Northeast was
and comforted patients at UT Health Northeast for
“Hal and I have been volunteers our entire lives.
our second family. There isn’t a day that goes by
over two decades. They have shared their time, their
It started when my son’s kindergarten teacher needed
that we don’t think of them. We knew everybody,
caring, and most of all, their positive spirit with our
help with a school tea, and Hal was the Treasurer
and everybody knew us,” Alice recounted. Debra
patients, physicians, nurses, and staff.
for the PTA. We saw a need and decided to help.
Davis, UT Health Northeast’s Manager of Volunteer
The same was true for UT Health. We saw a need,
& Senior Services, said, “Hal and Alice were faithful
and we both decided to volunteer.”
volunteers and their cheerful smiles and spirits were
With the exception of an occasional vacation, Hal and Alice volunteered at UT Health twice a week for over two decades, resulting in thousands
Most of Alice’s volunteer time was spent at the
and thousands of hours of service. This also included
Cancer Treatment & Prevention Center. Everyone
working bazaars, making beignets for fundraisers,
who came through the doors became one of her
An advocate for volunteerism, Alice still
helping at the Texas Asthma Camp for Kids,
“children.” It didn’t matter if they were there as
encourages others to participate, “Don’t sit at home
a blessing to our patients and our staff. They will
Longtime UT Health Northeast volunteer
please contact 903.877.5135 or visit our website at www.uthct.edu/ia. To become a UT Health Northeast volunteer,
her generous spirit with a patient of the
As the couple reached their eighties, they
of the “youngest” people to volunteer their time
and thousands of
a part of their estate planning.
Thank You to Our Donors! (January 2012 - May 2013) $100,000 +
Amon G. Carter Foundation Anonymous Genecov Foundation Estate of Walden P. “Red” Little Estate of Robert Miller
Ables Land Office Supplies Anonymous Bob Armstrong Kimberly K. Ashley AT & T Margie Bass Mayor Barbara and Mr. Billy Bass Lori Booher Cody Boyd William Michael Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Buie Ms. Audrey Chandler David Conley Dr. and Mrs. James R. Cotton, Jr. Ms. Shannon J. Cox Mrs. Kris Curtis Dr. Kent M. and Debby Davis Father and Mrs. Tommy Davis Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Davis Dr. and Mrs. David DiPaolo Mrs. Tracy Drake E&C Engineers & Consultants, Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Findley Maurice Finsterwald Mr. and Mrs. Bob Garrett The Bettye and Murphy George Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Gibson Dr. and Mrs. William M. Girard Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Gomez Dr. and Mrs. Dudley D. Goulden, III Robert Green Mildred H. Grinstead Mr. and Mrs. Donald Henry Kenneth Huffman Laura and H. T. Hyde William J. Hyman, M.D. Kelli Ivy Tameka Jackson Mr. Kevin W. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kratz Malcolm Reed Ventures LP Mass Mutual Patti Mataxen Karen Meshell Ms. Anntoinette Moore and Mr. Phil Clymer Dr. and Mrs. Pierre F. Neuenschwander Mr. and Mrs. Tom Noneman Dr. Chiagozie and Okwuchi Nwasuruba Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ochran Mr. and Mrs. Gene O’Donnell Dr. Michael K. Pangburn and Kerry L. W. Pangburn Paris Legacy Foundation, Inc. Dr. Vijay Rao Lella and Dr. Usha Pendurthi Dr. Julie V. Philley Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Regions Bank of Tyler Dr. and Mrs. C. David Rowlett Mr. Billy J. Sartor Jr. Julia and Ed Sauter Dr. and Mrs. Mickey Slimp Telios Corporation Texas Bank and Trust Kenneth Threlkeld - Threlkeld and Co. Insurance Mr. Harry L. Thurmon Dr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Turner Tyler Junior College
$50,000 + The R. W. Fair Foundation Mr. Bobby D. Smith
$25,000 + A.W. Riter, Jr. Family Foundation Harry L. Willett Foundation
$10,000 + Mrs. Ina Brundrett Kirk A. Calhoun, M.D., and Jeanette Deas Calhoun, Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Dunlevy Rosa May Griffin Foundation Steven and Joanne Idell NuTech, Inc. The Louis & Peaches Owen Family Foundation Julia Pereira Saleh Foundation The Lightner Sams Foundation SPEA America, LLC Tyler Steel Company UT Health Northeast Volunteer Council The Watson W. Wise Foundation Mrs. Jean Worden Mrs. Margie Wright
$5,000 + Laura and Jud Adams American State Bank Austin Bank Donald and Shirley Chase David and Maryann Coultas Marilyn and John Glass Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Gollob Good Shepherd Health System, Inc. Mac and Martha Griffith Dr. Jonathan and Verlaine MacClements Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Drs. Bola F. and Patti Olusola James I. Perkins Family Foundation The Richardson Foundation Suddenlink Texas Chest Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John G. Tindel Estate of Margaret G. Townsend Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Foundation Joseph F. Woelkers and Linda G. Buckner
$2,500 + Dr. Tom Belt and Donna Mann-Belt Boone & Boone Construction, Ltd. Brookshire Grocery Co. Daniel and Kaela Deslatte GE Foundation Hal and Alice Juengling Kiwanis Club of Hide-A-Way Lake Dr. Jeffrey Levin and Mrs. Virginia Harleston Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery C. Maeker Mr. Louis Owen and Mrs. Marie Owen Dr. Lewis G. Smith, III, M.D. Southside Bank Linda and Charles Thomas Ms. Terry Witter
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walsh Misty Watson WHR Architects, Inc. DelAnne Zeller, RN
$500 + Crystal Adams David Anderson Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ballard Monica Benson Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bower Mr. and Mrs. Mike Breedlove Mike & Kay Breedlove Mrs. Joyce Buford Valarie Collins Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Davis Jorge de la Cruz Stephanie Fenter Dr. David Finlay and Dr. Leslie A. Couch Douglas and Maxine Flatt Brigadier General and Mrs. Ben Gann Ken and Laura George Dr. and Mrs. David E. Griffith Mike and Nez Gross Mrs. Lori Gunn Heather Hesser Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Holsinger Mr. and Mrs. David Hullum Dr. and Mrs. George A. Hurst Dr. Hongllong Ji Mr. Dexter E. Jones Kris Kavasch and Laura Smith Ms. Gail Lewis St. Louis Baptist Church Drs. Murty and Malini Madiraju Brookside Dental, Ivan McKinney DDS, Andrew Philly DDS Mr. and Mrs. Jim Melton Drs. James Ryan and Mindy Menard Nickey Minyard Ms. Marsha Moler Vernon and Nancyann Moore Morrison Management Specialists Ms. Virginia D. Moxon Mr. and Mrs. John E. Muller John and Ellen Musselman Sharon Nelson Steve Neukom Mr. and Mrs. David Nordyke Mr. and Mrs. Danny Noteware Nouveau Technology Services, L.P. Ms. Donna Patillo Petty’s Lawn Sprinklers Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Peveto, Jr. Pine Tree Independent School District Mr. and Mrs. James H. Post Mr. and Mrs. W. Connally Powell Lori Robertson Mrs. LaVerne Rodgers Mrs. Jacqueline Samples Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Seale III Dr. and Mrs. David Shafer Jay and Andrea Shoemaker Donna R. Smith Tony and Nancy Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Tom W. Stewart Jim and Marolyn Stocks Patricia Terrell South Tyler Dematology, P.A. Tracy Underwood The University of Texas Foundation Susan Walker Harry and Gail Wallace Gail Watson
Meredith Wauqua Mr. and Mrs. David G. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wynne III
Below $500 Ms. Barbara C. Adams Toyua Akers Mr. and Mrs. J. Steve Alexander Vince Alibrando Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Allen Mrs. Peggy Boyland Anderson Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson Ms. Belinda Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Archer Dr. Naresh Arora Jennifer Arriola Mr. and Mrs. Gerry L. Austin Drs. Peter F. Barnes and Dr. Susan A. Barrows Ms. Sherry K. Barnes Katrina Beasley Ms. Beverly Beezley Deborah L. Bell Mr. and Mrs. John F. Berry Patty Bilhartz M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Joey Blakley Audrey M. Blaylock Dr. Vijay Boggaram and Jayanthi Boggaram Donna Bogue Ola Bolton Richard and Peggy Boone Rohn and Shirley Boone Mr. David W. Booth Brent Bossart Ms. Dorthy Bostic Stephen Boyd Ms. Pamela Braham Mr. Jesse Brice Dr. and Mrs. Ben Bridges Ms. Lynn Briggs Mary Brittain Ms. Pamela L. Brower Mrs. Neta Brown Ms. Sunna Brown Mr. and Mrs. David Buhrkuhl Mrs. Peggy Burch Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Burks Ms. Dixie Burks Mrs. Mae Burrow Corma and Mike Cameron Camp Normal Benevolent Foundation Carrol J. Camp Ms. Joy Cariker Ms. Myrle Cariker Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carl Mr. Roy Carnes Barbara Caskey Mrs. Vicki Castleberry Ms. Vanessa Castro Glynn Cato Mr. and Mrs. Clay Cavender Mr. L.D. Gage and Mrs. Emmaline Chamblee Gage Lori P. Chase Tommye Childers Ms. Donna D. Cirasola Victoria Clark Ms. Dana Clark Claudette Clay Teisha Clay Ms. Kim Clements Clothes Circuit Patricia Cochran Mrs. Allen B. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Elam Coney
Tracy Cook Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cook Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Cook Ms. Lita Cook Sarah Cooper Paul Covington Ms. Karen G. Cowden Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Cromley Gwendolyn Cuba Ms. Patricia Cussen Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Davis Mary Davis Steven Day William Dedon Moria Dees Ms. Emily Dews Mr. and Mrs. Tom Diamantes Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dietz Mr. and Mrs. Emery Doguet Laura Dove Michael D. Duck James E. Duck Nicole Durham Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dyer Mr. and Mrs. James M. East Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ellenberg Ms. Barbara A. Elliott Melissa Ellis Mr. Robert A. Emerick Betty B. Everett Ruth Fadely Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Faulks Ms. Lisa Feldman Jerry Fenton Debbie Fielder General Howard Fish Ms. Barbara Fisher Mary Fitts Julie Fleming Ms. Connie Florence Mrs. Helen Floyd Ms. Jacqueline Ford Mr. and Mrs. Barry Frizzell Dr. and Mrs. Jian Fu Dr. Shiva Keshava B. Gaddam Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Gaffney Amador Garcia Lisa Garred Mrs. Tera Garvey Joyce Gebhardt Mr. James W. German, Jr. Mr. Manard N. Gibson Ms. Karen Gilmore Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Girdner Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Glendinning, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goodwin Purushotham Gorla Ms. Kimberly Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Grona Ms. Joan Hall Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hancock Ms. Sharon L. Harding Mr. and Mrs. Dale Harrelson Mrs. Carlene Harris Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Harris Jr. Michelle Harris Jean Harris Kasandra Harris Margarita Hart Benji Hawkins Mr. Robert J. Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Nealie Hays Marion Henry Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hensley Mr. and Mrs. James J. Herb Christopher D. Herrick Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hill Janice Hoeft
UT Health Northeast Donor Wall Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman Kenny Holt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hooper Misty Houston Mr. and Mrs. William E. Howard Mr. B. J. Howard Susan T. Howard, Ph.D. Fang-Fang Huang Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. David Huddleston Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Hudnall Sharlotte Hyde Elena Iakhiaeva Ms. Ernestine Italiano Ms. Billie Jo Jacks Ms. Karen Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Dana Jacobson Mrs. Dorothy Jarvis Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Jeffers Mrs. Shirley L. Thomas Jewell Mr. Jack V. Johnson Ms. Irene Johnson Mrs. Mary A. Jones Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Jones Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones Joe D. Jones David Jones Ms. Annette R. Jones Charlesetta Jones Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jordan Rabbi and Mrs. Neal A. Katz Mr. Owen King Ms. Lorene Kirksey Mrs. Kathleen Koenig Dr. Andrey Komissarov Hema Kothari Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kronenberg Mrs. Bobbie Krull Mr. Frederick Sabella and Dr. Anna Kurdowska Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Kutschke Josie LaCrosse Lake Tyler Petroleum Club LLC Ms. Pamela J. Lamb Deborah J. Lambright Dr. and Mrs. Paul Latta Ms. Nelda Lawrence Michael Lay Ms. Brenda Lee Ms. Ronica Leffall
Sylvia Leibowitz Ms. Lisa LeMole Deirdre Leung Mrs. Gerald R. Lewis Darlene M. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lindsay Ms. Christy Long Ms. Reva Love Dr. and Mrs. Larry K. Lowry Carol Maddox Malini Madiraju LaShonda Malrey-Horne Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Belt, Jr. Carrie Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Tony Martin Mr. Tracy Martin Luis Martinez Masonic Lodge Big Sandy #916 AF & AM Mr. and Mrs. James May Mr. and Mrs. James J. Mazzu Mr. and Mrs. Brent McCauley Beverly McClelland Tammye McCollum Amy McCullough Tina McFarland Ms. Terri McLarey Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bard McMullen Mr. and Mrs. Don McPherson C. Wade Meade, Ph.D. Don & Kathy Mecklin Mr. Larry D. Mendez Michaels European Motorworks Mr. Clyde M. Mills Mike H. Mitchell Carolyn Morris Mr. and Mrs. George Mount Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Murdoch Dr. and Mrs. Greg Murphy Tommy Neal Mr. and Mrs. Lon Neighbors Dr. and Mrs. Kenwyn G. Nelson Ms. Terri Newbrough Mr. Willie E. Norris Ms. Dorothy M. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Jose Ojeda Ms. Chipenny Olsen Mrs. and Mr. Patricia A. Orr Mr. William S. Pace Jr.
Padmaja Paidipally Courtney Palmer Peter Palmisano Xiaoning Pan Dr. Emmanuel V. P. Pandeeti Robert M. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Dan Parsons William H. Pate Ms. Amanda Patterson Kristina Paul Charles R. Peavy Irene Pegues Anonymous Anonymous Roxanna Peterson Carolyn Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pettit Mr. & Mrs. John Pike Dr. Barbara Pinson and Mr. Guy Pinson Connie Pridgeon Ms. Victoria Prine-Manrique Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Propes Ms. Shanell Pullum Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Pyle Anna C. Raborar Mr. Christopher Rankin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Record Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Regan Mr. and Mrs. Lee Reid Mr. Stephen Reistetter Mr. and Mrs. Matt Renick Subramaniam Renuka Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Rice Ms. Julia W. Ringmacher Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Roberts Ms. Penny Robinson Steve and Debbie Roosth Annie Roten Mr. and Mrs. J. Rothenflue Mr. David Rousseau Ms. Linda Rozell Sue Rozell Monya Rucker Rennie Russo Drs. Buka and Tuya Samten Mr. & Mrs. Terry Sapko Krishna Sarva Ms. Susan Sayre
Mr. Edmond Schaded Chris Schaefer Mr. Stephen W. Schneider, Jr. Ms. Rhonda Scoby Ms. Jessica Scurlock Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Scurry Dr. and Mrs. Homayoun Shams Ms. Daya Sharpe Mrs. Jo Shaw Dr. and Mrs. Sreerama Shetty Sherry Shipley Ms. Anne Siemiatkoski Demetrice Simon Hitesh Singh M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Skinner Deborah Smith Crystal Smith Ms. Carrie Snow Pam Socia Beverly Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Jacki L. Spriggs Ms. Jewell Stanger Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stanley Mrs. Mary Stayton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sterrett Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stone Mr. and Mrs. Roger Story Mr. James L. Story Ms. Joleta Story Dr. and Mrs. Hua Tang Ms. Mary Ann Tant Mr. Randall W. Tate Terracon Dallas Mr. Earnest Terry Ms. Wanda Thomas Ms. Cathy Thomas Marianne Thompson Rita Thorn Ms. Angie S. Tippen Mrs. and Mr. Lewis H. Tolson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Tompkins Dr. Akash Tripathi Satsangi Mrs. and Dr. Torry Tucker Jeanette Turner Mr. Scott Turner Ms. Amy R. Tvinnereim Ms. Dixianna Upton Mr. C.E. Van Ness Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Van Os Dr. and Mrs. Rama K. Vankayalapati
Dr. Rit Vatsyayan Mrs. Gwendolyn Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. Don W. Veatch Sambasivan Venkatasubramaniam Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Victor Tammy Vielmas Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vorsas Alice Vorsas Mr. and Mrs. Bob Waldrop Donna Walker Yolanda Wallace Mr. Tracy Waller David C. Walton Xisheng Wang Ph.D. Tom Ward Ms. Angela Warren Mr. William N. Warren Jr. Ms. Carma L. Weaver Dorothy Wesley Ms. Susan White Mr. and Mrs. Rex White Mr. Caleb White Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Whitehead Jr. Ms. Starla K. Whitehead Patricia Wiggs Ms. Tammy L. Wilkerson Patricia Newman Willilams Ms. Joyce Williams Ms. Terri Ann Williams Ms. Tinkie Williams Mr. Alvin Williams James M. Wilson Ms. Sheri Wolfe Mr. Jackie Wood Ms. Joanne Woodring Mrs. Layton Wright Zhuang Wu Dr. Pablo L. Xiques Ms. Alice C. Yanity Ms. Maxine S. Yarborough John and Charlotte Yoder Janine Yost TLC Fundraising & Promotions LLC CF & Co., L.L.P. Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
We would like to say a special word of appreciation to our major donors who have given a cash gift or made a pledge of $5,000 or more in the last few years since our last printed publication.
A Special Thank You $250,000 + Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Buie Amon G. Carter Foundation Genecov Foundation Estate of Walden P. “Red” Little Estate of Robert Miller
$100,000.00 + Anonymous The R. W. Fair Foundation Texas Chest Foundation
$50,000 + Anonymous Carol Robinson Bobby D. Smith
Thank you for your ongoing support of UT Health Northeast.
Mrs. Ina Brundrett Kirk A. Calhoun, M.D., and Jeanette Deas Calhoun, Ph.D. Donald and Shirley Chase Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Gollob Al and Pat Harris Steven and Joanne Idell
NuTech, Inc. A.W. Riter, Jr. Family Foundation Saleh Foundation Volunteer Council Harry L. Willett Foundation Patricia Newman Williams Joseph F. Woelkers and Linda G. Buckner
$10,000 + Laura and Jud Adams American State Bank Lisa Y. Armitige Boone & Boone Construction, Ltd. Rosser E. Burk Camp Fannin Association Rick and B. J. Carns Marilyn and John Glass Good Shepherd Health System, Inc. Rosa May Griffin Foundation Mac and Martha Griffith Kiwanis Club of Hide-A-Way Lake Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Drs. Bola F. and Patti Olusola
Julia Pereira Southside Bank SPEA America, LLC Suddenlink The Lightner Sams Foundation The Louis & Peaches/Owen Family Foundation Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Foundation Tyler Steel Company The Watson W. Wise Foundation Margie Wright
$5,000 + AMGEN Austin Bank Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ballard Mike & Kay Breedlove Foundation Capital One Bank David and Maryann Coultas ETTL Engineers and Consultants Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Douglas and Maxine Flatt James Galizia Mr. and Mrs. Bob Garrett GE Foundation
Hal and Alice Juengling Dr. Jeffrey Levin and Mrs. Virginia Harleston Dr. Jonathan and Verlaine MacClements Robert and Jodie Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Jim Melton Vernon and Nancyann Moore John and Ellen Musselman Dr. Chiagozie and Okwuchi Nwasuruba Paris Legacy Foundation, Inc. James I. Perkins Family Foundation Petty’s Lawn Sprinklers The Richardson Foundation The Rogers Foundation Jim and Marolyn Stocks Kenneth Threlkeld - Threlkeld and Co. Insurance Mr. and Mrs. John G. Tindel Estate of Margaret G. Townsend Dr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Turner The University of Texas Foundation WHR Architects, Inc.
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