Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

It is hard to imagine what life would be like without sight. For most people, their reduced vision is correctable with a pair of glasses. However, there are some who suffer from vision loss for which there is no effective treatment or cure.

Retina Foundation PhotoThe Retina Foundation of the Southwest is one of only two independent nonprofit eye research institutes in the country. For more than three decades we have been unwavering in our mission to prevent and restore vision loss through innovative research and treatment. The Retina Foundation is a leader in research to develop treatments for macular degeneration, pediatric eye disorders, and inherited eye disorders, including retinitis pigmentosa. Continue reading

Alley’s House

IMG_0013“The words ‘Mommy, I love you!’ warm my heart. My children are my number one priority and I drive myself to accomplish my goals so that they will not have to face the same hardships that I encountered. Alley’s House made me realize that education is the key to success and with the help of counseling and a strong support system, I finally realized that one person can make a difference and that person is me.”- Alley’s House Participant, Patricia

Stories like Patricia’s show the impact Alley’s House has on teen mothers and their children through our comprehensive array of programs and wraparound services that focus on innovative learning, mental health and wellness, workforce readiness, and positive parenting. Continue reading

Angel Unaware: The Gift of Comfort, The Promise of Care

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.

SweetFamilyUnfortunately, 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 As a community, let us place our arms around these little angels and embrace the mission of pediatric hospice care together.

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