My condolences go out to Dr. Stal's family, friends, & co-workers. He was a great doctor that treated my now 16 year old daughter. We truly were blessed when we were transferred to Houston from El Paso, Tx not knowing latter in the year my daughter Alyssa would be born with a cleft lip & palate. We were in the best place for her to be treated by a top surgeon in the field. I know that it wasn't "by chance" ended up in Houston, it was planned by the big Man upstairs. I thank God everyday. After moving back to El Paso 14 years ago, we have been traveling back to Houston for Alyssa's doctor visits and surgeries. Unfortunately, Dr. Stal was not able to see Alyssa our last two visits to Houston; he was out on medical leave. I wish we could have thanked him one last time. There will be a huge void at Texas Children's now.
Rest in peace Dr. Stal.