A supplement to the Mission magazine highlighting advancements at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the heroes who help make them happen.
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Terri and Steve Edlund’s daughter, Stephanie.

Edlunds to lead Ambassadors’ Circle

In the spring of 2006, Terri and Steve Edlund received news that could be considered every parent’s worst nightmare. Doctors diagnosed their daughter, Stephanie, who was just 4 years old at the time, with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Stephanie was treated at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital and underwent more than two years of chemotherapy to treat this disease. She completed her treatment in June 2008, and continues monthly clinic visits for blood counts. Today, 7-year-old Stephanie is cancer free, and her parents report that she is doing very well.

The Edlund family: Steve, Terri, Grant, Stephanie, David and Travis.
The Edlund family: Steve and Terri (center) with
(L-R) Grant, Stephanie, David and Travis.
“As parents of a child with cancer, we saw firsthand how difficult and extensive the treatment is for children,” Terri said. “We are grateful beyond all measure that our daughter survived this terrible disease. Surviving the treatment, however, is a feat in and of itself and is only the first step.” Steve, who is CEO of International Bank of Commerce in San Antonio, added: “There is still much to be done in developing new and better treatments, and in finding cures for all children’s cancers.”

The Edlunds clearly understand the need to advance children’s cancer research. This year, the Edlunds were asked to chair the Ambassadors’ Circle of the UT Health Science Center Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. The Ambassadors’ Circle is a group of donors, community leaders and friends of the Health Science Center, who raise funds to support the Greehey CCRI.

“We are thrilled to have the Greehey CCRI here in San Antonio,” Terri said. “It is comforting and exciting to know that vital cancer research is being conducted right here in our own backyard. We are so fortunate to have the Greehey CCRI in our community. It is the first and only institute in Texas dedicated exclusively to children’s cancer research. Through the Ambassadors’ Circle, it is our goal to raise as much money as possible to help further the Institute’s exceptional research in the fight against children’s cancer. We hope others will join us.”

Congratulations and thanks to Terri and Steve Edlund, CEO, IBC Bank - San Antonio, for their outstanding leadership as the new Chairs of the Ambassadors’ Circle for the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

For a list of the Ambassadors’ Circle members and information on how to join, visit http://ccri.uthscsa.edu/.

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