We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Shot Through the Heart Sporting Clays Charity Shoot! River Breaks Ranch will be hosting us on October 16th, 2021 for an afternoon of shooting, followed by an evening of fun with horse races, live and silent auctions, gun raffles, dinner and after-party.
The Children's Heart Lane is a private 501(c)3 Foundation started in Amarillo, Texas in 2018. The founders saw a need in our area for families with chronically ill children that are required to travel out of the Texas Panhandle to receive medical care and treatment. The cost of travel alone can be daunting and a burden for families travelling back and forth between medical treatment centers and home. The Children's Heart Lane steps in and helps provide funding to help offset the costs associated with lodging, meals, fuel and hospital garage parking fees.
Board members Bob & Jamie Snyder know first hand the importance of this program. Their son, Kaston Lane, was born 18 years ago with complex Congenital Heart Disease and underwent 2 open-heart surgeries in Dallas before the age of 2, spending much of Kaston's childhood in-patient and travelling back and forth between Amarillo and Dallas. They currently are required to take him to Houston every 6 months where he is seen by a team of physicians at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's to manage his complex medical care.
Our Board of Directors is composed of family and friends of the Snyders:
President: Bob Snyder
Treasurer: Kaki Giauque
Secretary: Korah Snyder
Board Member: Matt Snyder
Board Member: Amanda Weigle
Executive Director: Jamie Snyder
These Directors have supported the Snyder family throughout much of Kaston's life, and together through The Children's Heart Lane Foundation, have already been able to assist numerous families from the Texas Panhandle travelling away from home to receive medical care for their children, as well as provided much needed food and supplies to the Ronald McDonald House.
Just in 2021, we have been able to help multiple families travel from the Texas Panhandle to Texas Tech in Lubbock, Cook Children's Ft. Worth, Children's Medical in Dallas, Scottish Rite in Dallas and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. These appointments are anywhere from a simple follow-up appointment, to major open-heart surgery.
Please join us in our mission of helping children with chronic illness!