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Medical Miracles Gala

2015 Gala

2015 Medical Miracles Gala logo
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
6:30 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner

2015 Honoree
Gilbert Hernandez III

Medical Miracles Gala 2015 HonoreeA brand new baby. A pioneering heart surgery. The rest is history.

Gilbert had no idea he was making history 21 years ago. He was just 2 days old when Dr. John Calhoon repaired his heart. It was a complicated procedure that had never been performed on such tiny baby.

"I'm not sure everybody believes it's the right thing to do," was how Dr. Calhoon described the decision.  It was March of 1993, and Dr. Calhoon, serving then as chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at the UT Health Science Center, didn't have a better alternative.

 "They only gave us a 50-50 chance," recalls Gilbert's mother, Maria Hernandez. But they really didn't have a choice. "Take him home and he'll die in a day or two." His father, Gilbert Hernandez II can still hear those words.

That was then.

Now, Gilbert is 21 years old, attending college and interested in broadcasting. 

Please join us as we celebrate Then and Now and a Decade of Triumph at the 10th Anniversary Medical Miracles Gala on April 8, 2015 at La Cantera Hill Country Resort.  You'll hear Gilbert's historic story and see how all of our previous Medical Miracle Honorees are doing today.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the University Health System Foundation projects and programs such as the Child Life Fund, Transplant Fund, Nursing Scholarships, and many more.

For more information about the Medical Miracles Gala, contact Anna-Melissa Cavazos at 210-358-9860.


2015 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors

Alterman logo


Community First Health Plans logo CMA logo  
Frost Bank logo

Presidio logo

Strasburger & Price  logo    
UT Health Science Center- Department of Neurosurgery Voya Financial logo    

Table Sponsors

Carvajal Pharmacy
Chesney-Morales & Associates
Dr. Pamela M. Otto & Dr. Randal A. Otto
Home Intensive Care Pharmacy
UTHSCSA-Department of Emergency Medicine
WestEast Design Group

Friends of the Foundation

Morris & Dickson



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