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University Health offers sneak peek of the new Hope Hits Harder Child Life Center in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Tom “Tbone” Bounds measures the value of a person’s heart by what they do for others, and for years he and his Hope Hits Harder Foundation have been helping children with cancer throughout San Antonio. Tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. Bounds will get a sneak peek at his latest and most generous gift – the Hope Hits Harder Child Life Center, in memory of Jana Bounds, in the new University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Hope Hits Harder contributed $1 million to create the new Child Life Center, and furnished it with opportunities for play and imagination to help children feel better and get their minds off of illness and injury. It’s the physical embodiment of Bounds’ desire to help others who are faced with the same sense of helplessness he felt when his wife Jana was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, their daughter Jaqueline was only 3 years old. Now Jacqueline Kolski is director of marketing and events for Hope Hits Harder, and works alongside her father to continue the legacy of giving.

“The purpose is showing love,” Bounds said. “The center gets you away from being a patient and lets you have fun.”

Among the many other ways Bounds and Hope Hits Harder contribute is the sponsorship of Magik Theatre performances for pediatric patients at University Hospital. Magik Theatre artists will perform Eddie and Vinnie for children tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Join Bounds tomorrow to see the moment he gets a sneak peek at the new Child Life Center and catch a part of the Magik Theatre performance. Please contact us if you are interested so we can arrange parking and hard hat access.

Capture the moment Tom “Tbone” Bounds sees the new Hope Hits Harder Child Life Center in University Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and see pediatric patients enjoy a Magik Theatre performance.

University Health’s Child Life Team along with Tom “Tbone” Bounds and Jacqueline Kolski with Hope Hits Harder Cancer Foundation.

Thursday, May 18 sneak peek tour starts at 12:15 p.m. in University Hospital’s main Sky Tower lobby. The children’s event will follow the tour.

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