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Valero, Klesse Donation Benefits Children's Hospital

  Children's Hospital of San Antonio has received a $4 million dollar donation to help with it's construction and in the operation of it's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

  The donation comes from the Valero Energy Foundation, and from the Klesse Foundation, which was started by Valero founder and chairman Bill Klesse.

  "Valero has the honor and privilege to support causes that make San Antonio a better place to live and work," Valero CEO Joe Gorder said.

  The Valero Foundation gift will help with construction of the pediatric hematology and oncology outpatient center.  It is a comprehensive center utilizing the latest technology to provide treatments to children and adolescents suffering from cancer and blood disorders.

  The NIC-U gift from the Klesse Foundation is a bit more personal.

  "We are very pleased that our family's foundation will be used for the NIC-U because one of our granddaughters spent two weeks in such a unit," Klesse said.  "The care she received there was extremely important to her well being, and we wanted to make sure that level of care was available here."

  CHoSA is in operation in the former Santa Rosa Hospital downtown.  Operated by CHRISTUS, the facility is a major tier one treatment and teaching hospital serving children and adolescents across south Texas and northern Mexico.

 

 

 

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