Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and his wife Laurie recently presented a $200,000 donation raised through their GR8 Hope Foundation for child life services at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Houston’s first community hospital designed, built, and equipped exclusively for children.
Texas Children’s highly trained child life specialists help normalize the hospital environment for patients and their siblings by coordinating hospital playroom activity, bedside play, and special events. These activities help manage children’s stress, which often reduces the need for sedatives and pain medications, helping children heal faster with less long-term psychological effects.
With the goal of providing resources, support, hope, and happiness for children with medical needs and their families, the Schaubs, through their GR8 Hope Foundation, recognized the similarities between the foundation’s mission and the goal of Texas Children’s child life department. In 2011, the Schaubs made a lasting impact on the hospital by donating $108,000 to equip the playroom.
As part of their continued dedication to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and the child life department, the Schaubs are pleased to have presented a second donation through their Gr8 Hope Foundation that will continue to impact the lives of children and families visiting the hospital.