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Harrison’s heroes

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Harrison's Heroes volunteers

Harrison's Heroes volunteers hand-deliver gift bags on Thanksgiving Day. Pictured are volunteers (from left) Zoie Drake, Zack Brewer, Darlene Abdouch, Madelynn Campbell, Emily Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Shanoop Kothari, Hannah Kothari, Sandy Kothari, Michael Abdouch, Justin Stapleton, Pam Campbell, Connor Sullivan, Reese Sullivan and Diane Kaulen. Read Hannah Kothari's 2016 Buzz Kidz story about her brother and the nonprofit.

Since 2016, every child at Texas Children’s Hospital have been surprised with a gift bag filled with fun hats, socks, blankets, toys and games – hand-delivered by Harrison’s Heroes volunteers on Thanksgiving Day. This, and many other events, were launched out of the vision of Memorial-area parents Sandy and Shanoop Kothari after the passing of their two-year-old son, Harrison. In 2010, Harrison was hospitalized and underwent surgery with a long-term stay at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. His parents took turns by his side, attempting to maintain a positive outlook for the entire family. During their visits, their hearts were touched by other children with extended stays, many with few or no visitors except for hospital staff. In 2016, Harrison’s Heroes was founded in Harrison’s memory and in 2017, a fully stocked art studio and six mobile art carts were dedicated to Texas Children’s Child Life Center. Pictured are volunteers (from left) Zoie Drake, Zack Brewer, Darlene Abdouch, Madelynn Campbell, Emily Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Shanoop Kothari, Hannah Kothari, Sandy Kothari, Michael Abdouch, Justin Stapleton, Pam Campbell, Connor Sullivan, Reese Sullivan and Diane KaulenRead Hannah Kothari's 2016 Buzz Kidz story about her brother and the nonprofit. 

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