child life

UCLA Health Staff Find Peace in Midst of Storm

By Jane Murcia • April 15, 2020

“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 Hospital, Santa Monica.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019
“If you have one good connection that lasts five minutes in a shift, it’s worth the three hours and rest of the week until you can come back again,” says Andrew Hersh, a child life volunteer at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Also a volunteer, Syd Hersh [...]
By uclahealth • April 7, 2019
A diagnosis of pediatric cancer can be confusing and scary for children and their siblings. Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society on how parents can help kids cope. Supporting children with cancer For little ones up to age 3:
  • Stay with children [...]
By uclahealth • October 3, 2017
This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. [...]
By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital • May 18, 2017