Supporting De-Stressing

Supporting De-Stressing

“Ortho can be stressful, especially when you have a lot of patients coming through after surgery,” reflects Gina Porras, a registered nurse in
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Putting Fun in Festivities

Putting Fun in Festivities

“We come to this party every year to provide arts and crafts activities and bring some camp fun to the holiday party,” explains Teresa Molello [...]


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Delivering Smiles Via Bears

Delivering Smiles Via Bears

“It was heartwarming, being able to come and deliver these bears and put a smile on the patients’ faces,” reveals Keith Quinones, [...]


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No Stress for Christmas

No Stress for Christmas

“We’ve been stressing out, wondering what are we going to do for Christmas, but now we don’t have to worry,” exhales Michiko Walker. Walker came [...]


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Local chef cooks up something special for sick children and their families at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Local chef cooks up something special for sick children and their families at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Kevin Luzande, an accomplished chef and friend of a nurse at the Mattel Children’s Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, [...]


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Deputy who stopped active shooter later saved by UCLA's ECMO Team

Deputy who stopped active shooter later saved by UCLA's ECMO Team

In a twisted turn of events, the same way Sheriff Cosby was able to quickly respond and serve his community, in-turn he received the same [...]


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Surprise After Surgery

Surprise After Surgery

“I came into the emergency room last night, and they told me they had to remove my appendix,” mentions 12-year-old Marco Bledo, a patient at [...]


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Caring for Whole Family

Caring for Whole Family

“My baby is two months old, and he’s been here since he was born,” says Laporsha Manning. Laporsha came with her family to the annual [...]


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Light During Hard Times

Light During Hard Times

“My brother’s been through a lot of bad things. He’s had surgery in his nose,” explains 10-year-old McKennan Griffith about her 11-year-old brother, Jack. [...]


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Taking My Mind Off Surgery

Taking My Mind Off Surgery

“My mom is having surgery today so, I’m waiting for her,” reveals Gloria, a family member waiting at Read more »

Heroes for the Holidays

Heroes for the Holidays

“Santa comes in on the fire truck, and we wrap gifts and pass them out,” smiles Laila Ramji, the Child Life Manager at Mattel Children’s [...]


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Ho Ho Ho - Happy Holidays!

Ho Ho Ho - Happy Holidays!

“When Santa connects with the child, you see their eyes light up and their heart open, and it’s just a sweet moment,” reflects Bob Anger, [...]


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