Items Tagged ‘UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital’

Caring for Whole Family

December 20, 2019

Caring for Whole Family

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“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 UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital holiday party.

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Light During Hard Times

December 20, 2019

Light During Hard Times

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“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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Heroes for the Holidays

December 20, 2019

Heroes for the Holidays

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“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.

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


Bringing Toys & Smiles

December 20, 2019

Bringing Toys & Smiles

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“I always come to the annual holiday party because I love visiting all of my friends,” gushes Barbie, who joined the party at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.

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A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

December 12, 2019

A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus. After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of the staff. Meagan says, “the scavenger […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, transplant, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

December 7, 2019

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later. Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. Luis […]

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Send a personalized greeting card

December 3, 2019

Send a personalized greeting card

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A new — and free — greeting card service gives patients’ loved ones another way to show how much they care. Users can go online and browse cards by category, customize the message and choose to have the greeting card either emailed or printed and hand-delivered to the patient. Card categories express various sentiments, including […]

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Tags: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Care Extenders, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


November 25, 2019

Making NICU Easier Through Music

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“I will ask the parents to write a poem or letter to their baby,” explains Esteban Roa, a music therapy fellow at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “We’ll take some of those words and put them to music. We have different approaches to creating a lullaby, and one is lyric substitution. We’ll ask the parents or […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, featured, music therapy, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

November 24, 2019

Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

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“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” explains Chelsea Brown, a music therapist intern in the maternity and NICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I think the continuity of care is really […]

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Tags: featured, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, pacifier activated lullaby device, PAL device, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ukelele for U

November 22, 2019

Ukelele for U

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“I started watching music therapy videos online and was really inspired,” recalls Grace Pak, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I have always loved music and serving others. Music therapy puts my two favorite things together. It’s a privilege for me to spend time with these families and patients. It’s an honor […]

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