Who We Are
From Tragedy to Triumph, TFC Gives Hope to Families
TFC was created in 1986 by Sharon and Eric Sutton following their own difficult experience securing a liver transplant for their son. During that time, they discovered that organ transplant surgery consists of its own unique set of circumstances that is unlike other health-related situations. They found that a lack of resources and support existed for transplant recipients and their families.
When they lost their son after his surgery, Sharon and Eric wanted to honor his memory. They wanted to ensure that other transplant families had a safe place to call their own. They envisioned a support system that could fully understand the short- and long-term challenges of transplantation.
That was more than 30 years ago. Today, TFC serves an average of 300 families a year in Bexar County and 35+ surrounding counties. More than 50 percent of these counties are made up of low-income families.
In 2016, Sharon was named TFC’s Executive Director. She now lends her experience and passion to TFC, advocating on behalf of the children and their families.