WHEN TEXAS PHILANTHROPIST Kristi Schiller had crippling migraines, bouts of transient amnesia and speech problems at age 50, she chalked it up to old age. But the incidents got worse, and one time she forgot how to get home.

“After the issues continued a while, I thought I had a brain tumor,” says Schiller. A few weeks later, she noticed loss of motor skills and coordination, and after experiencing a serious fall, an MRI revealed she had suffered from multiple strokes. “It was 2021 and in the wake of Covid-19, so it took 12 hours waiting at Methodist Hospital to be admitted, but I was glad I was getting treatment,” says Schiller. At that point, she didn’t even remember her name or how to write.

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A LUNCHEON IN support of the Menninger Clinic, Houston’s mental health facility with a worldwide reputation, was held at the Hilton Post Oak. “The importance of speaking openly about mental health and encouraging others to do the same was a recurring message,” said a rep for the event’s organizers.

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The host committee included Edie Lee, Allie Fields, Stephanie Fleck, Anne Lee Phillips, Hostess Melissa Juneau, Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Casey Hedges, Monica Bickers and Alex Stillwell

THE BACKYARD OF Melissa Juneau’s gorgeous, pink-hued River Oaks home was the floral-filled setting of an exclusive, no-detail-overlooked dinner by celeb Aaron Bludorn, all to benefit Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Fetal Center.

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