Texas Singer Songwriter Terri Hendrix To Perform Benefit Concert At Baylor Scott &White Medical Center May 3
TEMPLE, TX – April 24, 2018 -- Well known Texas-based singer & songwriter Terri Hendrix has been tapped as the next guest speaker and performer for The Pete & Erin Huttlinger Series on Humanism in Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Health. The bi-annual event is sponsored by The Texas A&M College of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). Hendrix will speak to an audience of physicians and medical students on May 3 at 12:00pm at the Mayborn Auditorium on the topic of“Own Your Own Universe.” Hendrix suffers from epilepsy.
Additionally, later that evening she will perform a concert benefitting GHHS. The concert will also take place at the Mayborn Auditorium and will begin at 7:00PM. Tickets are $10 and information is available by calling (254) 724-3898.
Terri Hendrix is a pioneering independent Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and engaging melodic flair that has endeared her to three generations of loyal fans around the globe. A classically trained vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and harmonica) recently recognized by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters, she is also one of its most prolific.
This speaker/concert series was initiated by Pediatric Intensive Care Physician and Acting Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of Temple Campus, Lori Wick, in conjunction with Brian Gavron, MD. Wick is the President of the Texas A&M Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). Previous speakers include Sam Baker, Stephen Bennett, Vijay Gupta and Seamus Kelleher.
The Pete & Erin Huttlinger Series on Humanities in Medicine is made possible by funding from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Texas A&M College of Medicine, and Baylor Scott & White Healthcare. Pete Huttlinger, an internationally acclaimed musician, was the inaugural speaker for this series in November 2015. His presentation, titled, “Don’t Just Live, Live Well,” was an inspiring exploration of how Pete and his wife, Erin, strived together to live a life of resiliency as they faced years of life threatening complications from Pete’s end-stage heart failure resulting in the implantation of a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). Through determination, love and laughter, Pete was able to relearn to play guitar and resume a rigorous touring and recording schedule and even walk a half-marathon just 12 months later. Pete died from a stroke on January 15, 2016.
The GHHS and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation promote compassion and the humanities in medicine at medical schools and hospitals across the country. The purpose of The Pete & Erin Huttlinger Series on Humanities in Medicine is to help physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical students ignite and rekindle their passion for medicine and compassionate patient care through a series of three (3) programs annually that feature presenters with extraordinary stories of inspiration and resiliency, told in formats that incorporate the arts, ethics and humanities. These are not simply stories of patients who have overcome medical health challenges but will be messages and themes of the resiliency of the human spirit, the inter-connectedness of our relationships beyond doctor-patient relationships, and the deeper collection of experiences we all share.