Lisa Landry Childress was the youngest daughter of Coach Tom Landry and his wife Alicia. She married Gary Childress and was expecting their first child in 1991. In the spring, doctors discovered that Lisa had a rare form of liver cancer. Lisa’s greatest fear was not for her own life, but for the life of the baby that she carried. Lisa Landry Childress was determined that, in spite of the odds, she and Gary would get to be parents.
In August, after Lisa gave birth to Christina, the doctors informed her that she had a very short time to live. Her only chance was to receive a liver transplant – quickly. Luckily, only ten days after Christina’s birth, Lisa received a new liver through transplantation. Lisa would not have lived without the generosity of the donor family. She was so thankful to be healthy and have the chance to raise Christina and be with her family!