Texas Children's Hospital Receives a Two Million Dollar Surprise!
Pat Edwards presented Texas Children's Hospital leaders with a check for $2 million at the Blue Bird CIrcle "Fall-en Love With a Blue Bird" event. The funds were given to establish the Blue Bird Circle Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurology and the Neurosciences. Accepting the check were Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital, and neurologists Dr. Gary Clark and Dr. Robert Zeller. Clark will be the first holder of the chair, one of only four endowed pediatric neurology chairs in the country.
Bringing Hope to Children with Neurological Disorders
The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology sees more than 25,000 patients per year who suffer from disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, headaches, autism, stroke, cortical malformations, brain tumors, and rare neurogenetic conditions.
The Blue Bird Circle volunteers, in their signature blue aprons, assist each patient at The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children's Hospital. They also provide more than $1 million each year in funding for children's neurological research and treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, professor of neurology at BCM and director of the Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory, leads work on a $1.4 million grant to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Nearly 1 in 100 with severe epilepsy die suddenly without known reason.
In 1923 a group of women in Houston, Texas formed The Blue Bird Circle to promote the well-being of humanity through the betterment of the community. The Circle proudly continues its charitable and benevolent activities and are pledged to the support of The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology, The Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center, and The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center.