I met with the leadership at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children this afternoon. The hospital, which is located just outside our district, is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and learning disorders, like dyslexia. The most amazing thing is, their services are free. They are also a great community partner, rehabilitating and maintaining Reverchon Park.
A tour of the hospital really put things in perspective for me. The staff is terrific and caring; the facility is geared to be a child-centric, happy place; and the children are exceptional in the face of some of life’s most difficult challenges. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are. Seeing a child learning to use a new prosthetic arm or work an electric wheelchair after losing a leg makes life’s little irritations remarkably unimportant.
We are blessed to have such an amazing organization in our city, and I thank them for their generosity.