Events

Bears Bring Jingle Bells

January 3, 2020

Bears Bring Jingle Bells

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“This is my Christmas. I’m not happy, and I don’t have the Christmas spirit until I do this,” affirms Roberto Calderon, a captain for United Airlines. Calderon has delivered Ben Flyin Adventure Bears to patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica for the past ten years. “UCLA Health says, ‘You’re coming to the hospital, but […]

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Local chef cooks up something special for sick children and their families at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

December 30, 2019

Local chef cooks up something special for sick children and their families at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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Kevin Luzande, an accomplished chef and friend of a nurse at the Mattel Children’s Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, decided to brighten up the holiday season for families in need of some good cheer.  Luzande, with donations from several prominent restaurants including Citizen Sprout, The Federal NoHo, Bourbon Steak, The Rose Venice, Point […]

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Surprise After Surgery

December 20, 2019

Surprise After Surgery

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“I came into the emergency room last night, and they told me they had to remove my appendix,” mentions 12-year-old Marco Bledo, a patient at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, who received some surprise visitors.

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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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Ho Ho Ho - Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2019

Ho Ho Ho – Happy Holidays!

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“When Santa connects with the child, you see their eyes light up and their heart open, and it’s just a sweet moment,” reflects Bob Anger, who has been wearing the red suit as Santa Claus for more than 25 years.

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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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New Bear for Newborn

December 20, 2019

New Bear for Newborn

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“It’s really nice to have people come here and show their love and support,” believes Evelyn Rodriguez, mother to five-month-old Aria Arce.

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Holiday Art Workshop

December 20, 2019

Holiday Art Workshop

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“We host art workshops every quarter on different units of the hospital”,” explains Talya Katzman, supervisor for volunteer services at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “It’s a fun, creative way to get patients out of their rooms, to take their mind off things, and to have fun doing crafts with each other. It’s also for […]

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