Former NFL player and sports analyst, Travis Johnson, and the Travis Johnson Foundation will make a $10,000 donation toward facility capital improvements at  TIRR Memorial Hermannthat will support research efforts, care delivery, and the patient experience.
The donation will be made during a check presentation on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 9 AM at TIRR Memorial Hermann, 1333 Moursund Street, in the Texas Medical Center.
The Travis Johnson Foundation was created in 2011 after Johnson’s daughter, Zoe Johnson, suffered two strokes at age four, resulting in paralysis on the left side of her body.  Treated in Dallas, Zoe underwent extensive rehabilitation and care to regain full mobility and strength within her young body. It was during this time that Johnson and his wife, Zaire, witnessed several children in need of the same assistance, but who were unable to access quality care due to a lack of funds. To help these children in need, the Johnson family established the Travis Johnson Foundation to provide grants for underserved children in the Houston area who need state-of-the-art rehabilitation services and care. 
“I know firsthand how this affects families and we were fortunate, but not everyone’s fortunate in these kinds of situations. Our goal is to help children be kids again. I want the best quality of care to be provided for ALL children who have suffered a major illness or trauma.”  Travis Johnson said.
The contribution from the Travis Johnson Foundation will help support a $1 million challenge grant awarded by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation toward a $17.6 million facility capital improvement project. To meet the challenge, Memorial Hermann must secure approximately $2.3 million in additional philanthropic commitments by June 30, 2014, which will complete the project.