Texas Children's Fetal Center celebrates miracles at patient reunion

HOUSTON – (Nov. 24, 2015) – On Saturday, Nov. 14 families traveled to Houston from around the country and internationally for the Texas Children’s Fetal Center family reunion.

Since the first event in 2007, the reunion has brought together patients and their families who received life-saving fetal interventions and fetal surgeries. The event has become a cherished experience for Fetal Center families and staff alike.

All current and former Fetal Center patients and their families were invited to the event, which took place at the Houston Zoo. Guests enjoyed face painting, arts and crafts, and zoo animal experiences.

A total of 420 attended this year’s reunion including Texas Children’s Hospital’s tiniest patients and their mothers, fathers, siblings and friends; an event that seems to grow and grow with each passing year, much like the children who make the event and the Fetal Center such a special place.

Texas Children’s Fetal Center specializes in innovative fetal surgeries to correct otherwise detrimental conditions. Founded in 2002, Texas Children's Fetal Center has a multidisciplinary team of experts and is one of the few centers in the world to provide a full spectrum of fetal medical and surgical interventions.

For more information about Texas Children’s Fetal Center please visit women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

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