Letter from the Co-Founders:

"Grateful"


Six years ago, we took a leap of faith and launched CTI. It was a leap of faith because while we knew what we wanted to accomplish, we knew we had to rely on God's grace and guidance if we wanted to succeed. "Grateful" best encompasses how we feel when looking back throughout this humbling journey. Grateful for every person we have encountered from day one. Grateful for the support we have received from the transplant community. Grateful for the amazing foundations we work with who believe in what we do and support CTI's needs. Grateful for meeting the families we serve, the children who are in need of a second chance at life, and in most cases seeing the child receive that second chance and begin doing the things kids are supposed to do. And if you are reading this, please know how grateful we are for you. You have made an impact on CTI and the families we are blessed to serve. We say this over and over, but it's so true - nothing we do could happen without your support. Thank you for joining us on this journey, we can't wait to see what the next 6 years will bring.


Stay healthy, stay safe and stay blessed,

This month marks the 6-year anniversary of CTI's founding!




Thanks to you...

CTI has provided support to over 160 pediatric transplant families.

Thanks to you...

CTI has provided over $60,000 in financial assistance.

Thanks to you...

CTI has provided over 7,000 nights of hospitality housing,

all at no cost to the guests.

RECAP - 2022

2022 has been a year of growth and outreach for CTI!       

  • Held annual Sporting Clay Shoot in February
  • Partnered with Transplants for Children in San Antonio, worked with them to get hospitality housing established, and CTI will be utilizing some TFC programs in 2023.
  • Welcomed 3 new board members
  • Beneficiary of 2 amazing events - Shuffle up & Heal poker tournament hosted by Long Way Home Texas Foundation and Links Fore Life golf tournament hosted by Hunting Subsea
  • Expanded our partnership with amazing organizations and hospitals in the transplant community
  • Received funding from a number of new foundations who support our mission

FOUNDATIONS

CTI would like to thank the Foundations that support our vision!



JLH FOUNDATION, HERZSTEIN FOUNDATION, HAMMAN FOUNDATION, CAMERON FOUNDATION, VIVIAN L. SMITH FOUNDATION, RAY C. FISH FOUNDATION, RAWLEY FOUNDATION, FRED & MABEL PARKS FOUNDATION, SALNERS FAMILY FOUNDATION, STRAKE FOUNDATION, HCHD FOUNDATION, KIWANIS FOUNDATION, ST. LUKE'S UNITED METHODIST, BIG LOTS! FOUNDATION, ST. LAZARUS OF JERESULEM, CHARITY GUILD OF CATHOLIC WOMEN, ROBERT H. & ANITA Q. LAWE FOUNDATION, AND LONG WAY HOME TEXAS FOUNDATION.



Amazon Smile

With so many of us shopping from home these days, please consider shopping for a purpose!  Every time you shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile, CTI receives a small percentage.  Just click the link and save to your phone or computer.  

Every little bit helps a family in need!


Giving Partners

We want to give a sincere thank you to our monthly giving partners. Our CTI families with critically ill children who are in the middle of life saving transplant journeys can't pause or cancel doctor visits or treatments. Your continuous support allows us to provide for these families in need.  If you would like to commit to helping us serve children and their families, please click the link below and sign up to be a monthly giving partner or make a one time donation.

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CTI FAMILIES UPDATE

What a great year 2022 has been for our hospitality program, as we served 21 families from as far away as Puerto Rico and Iowa to our neighboring states of Oklahoma, Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as many families from all over our great state. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments gave these families a place to "Rest, Relax & Recover" and a place to call home while away from home.


These are some of the sweet faces of the families we are currently serving ~ {R to L, Top to Bottom}

~ Avery received a liver and was just released to go home to Lubbock

~ Roman is waiting on his gift of life, a new heart

~ Penny received a new heart

~ Johnn, in the center, received a liver

~ Bo, received a pair of new lungs

~ Katie, new lungs recipient


Thank you to all of you who support our mission to come alongside these families on their transplant journeys!

FUNDRAISER

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

CLAY SHOOT - SAVE THE DATE!

Friday, February 17th, 2023, at American Shooting Centers, save the date for The Children's Transplant Classic!



Registration will be open on January 5th, 2023


We are looking for raffle and auction items, please contact Ross at ross@cti-tx.org if you can help!


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Children's Transplant Initiative

www.cti-tx.org

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