From the Boston Business Journal issue of July 20, 2012, my piece on “Emerging Leader” Andrés Treviño: Grateful father gives back by overhauling his career
Andrés Treviño went through a father’s worst nightmare. After learning his firstborn son had a rare and fatal genetic disease that weakens the body’s immune system making it vulnerable to infection, the Mexican businessman and his wife embarked on a medical journey that brought them to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2000 to find first a diagnosis, then a cure.
Their story has a happy ending. But not before the family spent nearly 1,000 days in seven different hospitals. After the ordeal, Treviño walked away from a $10 million family business in Mexico’s telecom industry and took a job raising money for the philanthropic arm of the hospital, Children’s Hospital Trust. Being the only Hispanic in the organization, he was quickly tapped to lead Children’s efforts to outreach to the Latino community in Boston through a campaign named “Milagros para Niños,” or miracles for kids.
Read the rest of the story here.