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Shawn and Racheal Gottschalk, Brian and Amalia Stanton at Memorial Hermann Gala
Shawn Gottschalk, Racheal Gottschalk, Brian Stanton, and Amalia Stanton form their own band on the dance floor. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Gala, Caitlin Copeland, Emily Copeland, Anne Neeson
Caitlin Copeland, Emily Copeland, Anne Neeson. The Copeland twins were cojoined at birth and separated at 10 months at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Photo by Dave Rossman
Memorial Hermann Gala, Bill and Diane Campbell, Elizabeth and Will Galtney
Gala co-chairs Bill and Diane Campbell and Elizabeth and Will Galtney. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Arthur and Philamena Baird Memorial Hermann Gala
Arthur Baird, Philamena Baird. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Balloon drop at Memorial Hermann Gala
A gigantic balloon drop was a highlight to the gala festivities. Photo by Dave Rossman
Scott and Soraya McClelland at Memorial Hermann Gala
Scott McClelland, Soraya McClelland. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Dominique Sachse and NIck Florescu at Memorial Hermann Gala
Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Dr Kevin Lally, Susan Sarofim, Donna Moylan, Dr Benjamin Chu at Memorial Hermann Gala
Dr. Kevin Lally, Susan Sarofim, Donna Moylan, Dr. Benjamin Chu. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Divya and Chris Brown at Memorial Hermann Gala
Divya Brown, Chris Brown. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Alice and Keith Mosing at Memorial Hermann Gala
Alice Mosing, Keith Mosing. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Gala, Phillip Williams, Andrea Alexander, Winell and Doug Herron
Phillip Williams, Andrea Alexander, Winell Herron, Doug Herron. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Bud Lyon and Kim Colvin at Memorial Hermann Gala
Bud Lyons, Kim Colvin. Photo by Dave Rossman
Holly and Austin Alvis at Memorial Hermann Gala
Holly Alvis, Austin Alvis. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Brian Caswell, Hallie Vanderhider, Jennifer Caswell, Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin at Memorial Hermann Gala
Bryan Caswell, Hallie Vanderhider, Jennifer Caswell, Fady Armanious,Bill Baldwin. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Laurie and Tracy Krohn at Memorial Hermann Gala
Laurie Krohn, Tracy Krohn. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at Memorial Hermann Gala
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Rufus Cormier. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Jason and Stacy Johnson at Memorial Hermann Gala
Jason Johnson, Stacy Johnson. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Susie Distefano, Dr. Iggy Distefano at Memorial Hermann Gala
Susie Distefano, Dr. Iggy Distefano. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Matthew Garrett and Ella Rose Arnold at Memorial Hermann Gala
Matthew Garrett, Ella Rose Arnold. Photo by Dave Rossman
Kimberly Falgout, Evan Scheele at Memorial Hermann Gala
Kimberly Falgout, Evan Scheele. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Morgan Becker, Kelly Titus at Memorial Hermann Gala
Morgan Becker, Kelly Titus. Photo by Dave Rossman
Rainy and Brian Gibbs at Memorial Hermann Gala
Rainy Gibbs, Brian Gibbs. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Cathy and Joe Cleary at Memorial Hermann Gala
Cathy Cleary, Joe Cleary. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Cake parade celebration at Memorial Hermann Gala
Waitstaff bring in 40 birthday cakes as party of the celebration. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Memorial Hermann Gala, From left Kate Beeler, Ashley Brown and Kimberly Landa
Kate Beeler, Ashley Brown, Kimberly Landa. Photo by Dave Rossman