Driscoll 'stars' unveil annual holiday cards, gifts among fanfare

Driscoll's annual Celebrity Celebration on Sept. 21 was a Hollywood-style gala, with young patients entering the auditorium on a red carpet while cameras flashed and spectators applauded. The event was held to mark the release of the hospital's 2011 holiday card collection, Christmas storybook and holiday gifts, which the patients created designs for.

After the children made their grand entrance - the girls wearing feather boas and the boys wearing black top-hats - their artwork was unveiled for everyone to see. Then they each took a seat to autograph their work for family, friends and fans. Following the celebration, the children were treated to a limo ride to Gattitown for some food and fun.

For this annual tradition, the patients drew pictures for seven unique holiday cards and a Christmas storybook. They also created designs for a holiday apron, silver angel charm, kitchen towel, t-shirt and two Christmas tree ornaments. A group of community members selected the artwork for the items, and proceeds from their sales will go toward the Marcia K. Wilcox scholarship, which has benefited more than 90 Driscoll cancer patients since its inception.
The holiday cards, Christmas storybook and other items can be purchased at Driscoll's Carousel Gift Shop or by clicking here.

This year's holiday card artists are:
  • Jonathan Arebelo, 5, of Corpus Christi
  • Ulisses Cavazos, 8, of Edinburg
  • Aidan Flores, 7, of Aransas Pass
  • Lily Smith, 8, of Corpus Christi
  • Natalie Smith, 11, of Corpus Christi
  • Brittney Soliz, 19, of San Diego, Texas
  • Cassandra Zepeda, 10, of Corpus Christi

Storybook artists are:
  • Brittney Fricks, 11, of Bayside
  • Jazel Guzman, 10, of Pharr
  • Emily Haefs, 14, of Corpus Christi
  • Rickey Jordan, Jr., 15, of Corpus Christi
  • Asa Glenn Matis, 13, of Corpus Christi
  • Jaclyn Ramirez, 9, of Portland
  • Deyanira Reyes, 14, of Brownsville
  • Lillian Ruiz, 12, of Hebbronville
  • Brittney Soliz, 19, of San Diego, Texas
  • Cassandra Zepeda, 10, of Corpus Christi

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Sandy Lindsay (left), volunteer and author of "The Forgotten Toys - A Driscoll Christmas Story," poses with one of the book's artists, Brittney Fricks, 11, of Bayside.
Volunteers raise scholarship money for Driscoll cancer patients by selling holiday cards, a Christmas storybook, holiday apron, silver angel charm, kitchen towel, t-shirt and Christmas tree ornaments.
Holiday card artist Natalie Smith, 11, of Corpus Christi, is pictured with representatives from CLK Architects & Associates, who sponsored her artwork.
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