UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three By uclahealth • September 17, 2018

On January 22nd, Pedro was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immediately started chemotherapy. Pedro is 5 years old and loves sports but one of his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Since he was diagnosed, he hasn’t joined a team, but is hoping that he [...]

By uclahealth • September 17, 2018

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year's Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
Genisee Grace, or Gigi as we call her, has always been a special kid with a brilliant mind. Kind of like a grown-up trapped in a kid’s body. She learned to read as a toddler and actually doesn’t remember a time when she couldn’t read. She absolutely loves learning and [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2018

It has been over five years since Alexa was last released from the hospital.  After being diagnosed with Medulloablastoma in 2013, Alexa spent over a year in and out of the hospital. She went through five months of chemotherapy and another month [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is expanding by adding [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 9, 2018
Victoria is a 9 year-old girl who loves music and singing along with her favorite pop songs. She was here at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital receiving treatment for intestinal failure and other neighboring diagnosis, and a primary care goal of hers during her stay at [...]
By Expressive Arts Therapies • August 1, 2018
Evangelyn is an 8 year old girl who is full of life, creativity and sweetness. She loves music and loves to dance and sing. She has been receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital due to a astrocytoma brain tumor. During treatment, [...]
By Expressive Arts Therapies • June 28, 2018
Headaches aren’t only for adults. Kids get them, too. In fact, by the age of 18, more than 90 percent of children and adolescents will experience at least one headache. There are two basic types of headaches: primary and secondary. Primary headaches include tension-type headaches, migraines and new [...]
By Health Tips for Parents • May 30, 2018