The mission of Driscoll Children's Hospital, providing children's services through healthcare, is made possible by a variety of people.

Patients sometimes endure extended stays at the hospital, so teachers like Marie Soza use their time to help kids with their school work while they are recovering.

"I think it's important for these kids to be exposed to their regular life," Soza said. "I had one of my oncology kids tell me this year, he said, 'If you feel bad, you just come to school, and the school will make you feel better.' So right there, that kind of validated our purpose."

Driscoll Children's Hospital's Pediatric Specialists represents 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties throughout South Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo.

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