Kale Evan Kirk was born on May 7, 2011 via an emergency cesarean section. Kale’s parents learned he was fighting for his life, he wasn’t breathing, and he had a true knot in his cord, resulting in serious brain damage. After only 45 days, Kale took his last earthly breath.
Unfortunately, there are too many stories like Kale’s. In Texas, over 4,000 children die every year from premature birth issues, genetic abnormalities and diseases. The medical, spiritual and social needs of children and their families at the end of life are remarkably different than the needs of adults; however, there are only 3 dedicated pediatric hospices in the United States, and none in Texas. That’s where Angel Unaware comes in. Angel Unaware is the first pediatric dedicated hospice in Texas, based in Tarrant County, designed to meet these special needs.
Celebrating our Grand Opening on July 23, 2015, Angel Unaware exists to provide “the gift of comfort, the promise of care” through our specialized pediatric staff and facilities. We have partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth to offer a beautiful hospice suite. In addition to home care, Angel Unaware provides in-patient hospital care via a contractual relationship with Cook Children’s Medical Center.
Your gift makes a difference. To find out more visit us at www.angel-unaware.com. As a community, let us place our arms around these little angels and embrace the mission of pediatric hospice care together.