Items Tagged ‘featured’

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

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After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics


Unexpected Friends

January 8, 2020

Unexpected Friends

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“I was on the fourth floor for three months waiting for my lung transplant,” recalls Carolene Newton-Mosley, a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Carolene had pulmonary fibrosis and made an unexpected group of friends. “I had the window, and I could see a UCLA Fraternity. One of my nurses knew someone at the […]

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Tags: featured, lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


'Where Are The Reindeer?'

January 3, 2020

‘Where Are The Reindeer?’

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“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Ignicia Varela, Arturo’s mother, reveals Santa’s answer, “They are on the roof. Santa arrives in a helicopter.” She continues, “We’ve been here for more than a year. Arturo has […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, Santa Monica Fire Department, sarcoma, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Decorating to Feel Like Home

January 3, 2020

Decorating to Feel Like Home

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“The hospital doesn’t feel like home, and I think when you get decorations, it makes you feel more comfortable,” reflects 15-year-old Mac Bailey. Mac decorated rooms through Once Upon A Room at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica with his sister, 17-year-old Lily Bailey. Lily says, “I had surgery on my back when I […]

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Tags: featured, Once Upon A Room, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Volunteer Luncheon

January 3, 2020

Volunteer Luncheon

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“This is our annual holiday recognition event to honor many of our volunteers,” explains Carey McCarthy (not pictured), director of volunteers at UCLA Health. “We have some volunteers who are serving today and some people who came in special for this event. We want to let the volunteers know how much they’re appreciated and have […]

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Enjoying Life Outside the Room

January 3, 2020

Enjoying Life Outside the Room

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“This encourages the kids to be a little more happy,” smiles Magaly Martinez, mother to 16-month-old Milani Martinez. The family enjoyed a surprise visit from Santa Claus during the annual UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital holiday party. “We really enjoy these events because they’re something that helps the kids out a lot. They come out from […]

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Tags: featured, TPN, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Kicking Off Holiday Season

January 3, 2020

Kicking Off Holiday Season

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“The United Airlines visit is one my favorites from the whole year,” gushes Tracy Serrano, a child life specialist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa Monica. “Our community partners from United Airlines come to visit all our patients and provide them with Ben Flyin Adventure bears. They’ve been coming for 12 years, and it’s such […]

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Tags: Ben Flyin, child life specialist, featured, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, United Airlines


Supporting Stress Relief

January 3, 2020

Supporting Stress Relief

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“Being given a moment to take time out of our day to do this is really stress-relieving,” affirms Katherine Cohen, an administrative care partner and supply manager at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Katherine participated in a holiday art workshop on the orthopedic floor. “I’m making a bottle for my boyfriend, Benji because you can […]

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Tags: featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Surprise Christmas Visit

January 3, 2020

Surprise Christmas Visit

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“I was happy to see everybody in uniform. I saw the Chief from the Fire Department and got to talk to him,” grins 20-year-old Juan Jose Torres, a patient at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica who received some surprise visitors. “I had a tumor of 14 centimeters on my left shoulder, where my humerus had […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, featured, osteosarcoma, Santa Monica Fire Department, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Belief in Kindness

January 3, 2020

Belief in Kindness

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“We do this out of the kindness of our hearts and the desire to come out and show these kids that we care about them,” reveals James Altman, division chief in training for the Santa Monica Fire Department. “We come with Santa Claus to spread some cheer and give toys to the kids who are […]

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Tags: featured, Santa Monica Fire Department, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica