“Petting the dogs is very, very therapeutic,” explains Lindsay Kim, a registered nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
“We’re not curing cancer, but I know we’ve made a difference,” believes Anna Liau, a People-Animal Connection (PAC) volunteer.
“The dogs always make her smile,” reveals Lisa Salgado, mother of 26-year-old Maria Salgado. Christmas carol singing People-Animal Connection volunteers visited the Salgado family at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
“People singing and bringing the dogs makes me so happy,” confesses Yacoob Madha, a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Landing in the hospital around the holidays isn’t pleasant -- unless you’re a group of United Airlines pilots, flight attendants and volunteers arriving to deliver teddy bears and good cheer to young patients at the Mattel Children’s Unit [...]
“Skye is a Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, or JMML pediatric cancer survivor,” reveals Talia Savren-McCormick, mother to four-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick.
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 [...]
Beautiful Santa Monica weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 20th annual ‘Party on the Pier’. The event attracted more than 2,000 attendees this year, generating close to $1-million in contributions. Proceeds from the event will help provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel [...]