Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

My son Sam was 10 years old and 1 month on the day he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He had been so excited for his 10th birthday. Double digits was a big deal. Little did we know that 30 days later things would be an even bigger deal. He was [...]
By vmbathfield • January 20, 2016
My name is Claudia. I've been a patient at UCLA since I was about 4 years old. I'm 21 almost 22. I've spent much of my childhood at the Mattel children's hospital. People always ask me how was it spending so much time at the hospital. I tell them it [...]
By user_ch4b5e5fd • December 15, 2015
"We're from Seattle. We were on vacation in Palm Springs when Miles stopped breathing. He was drinking some formula and stopped breathing for about three minutes, they had to do CPR," says Krissy, mother of 10-month-old Miles. "We were told to come to Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA because they have [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015
She has a Heart Full of Happiness. Shania needs a second heart transplant. We're waiting, and she is here long-term until she receives one," says Rosanna, mom to 8-year-old Shania. Shania received her first heart transplant in May 2007, then developed coronary artery disease seven years later. The team at [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015

“How do you say thank you for giving your baby life?” Nicole still wonders. In addition to the gratitude she feels towards Dravyn’s transplant team, Nicole has as special place in her heart for the family of the donor.

By uclahealth • March 19, 2015
I am currently 35 weeks pregnant. At my 32 week ultrasound I was told my baby has a mass in her heart that is linked to a very serious genetic disorder. I was asked if I wanted to continue with the pregnancy and sent home on a Friday evening. Needless [...]
By ChloeGirl • May 25, 2013
When I was 11, I went to see my doctor for back pain. She sent me home thinking it was just muscle pain from gymnastics. About a month later, I collapsed while practicing a back handspring. The pain was incredibly intense. I couldn't walk for the rest of the day. [...]
By Jillwashere1 • March 7, 2013
This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very [...]
By 4Evan • February 8, 2013
Meet Devany! She was born with a severe cleft lip, palate, and unspecified anomaly of her left eye. She is 7 years old & has had 13 procedures in her little life so far, all of which have been done at UCLA. Everyone is always so comforting! It's not easy [...]
By Shannon • January 18, 2013
My 2 and a half year old son woke up one morning with a fever and a red, swollen eye. After a trip to his pediatrician we were told he had pink eye. The nexy day the infection was worse, and so was his fever, so we took him back [...]
By Cooper430 • January 16, 2013