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Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

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After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics


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


November 25, 2019

Empowerment

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Conversations with Karen Grimley Today, I read a blog about the 10 commandments of empowerment. It seemed somewhat serendipitous, given the last three staff meetings I have attended. Why? Because during those meetings, we discussed professional governance, the role of council members, adopting change and the amazing capabilities that each of you has to offer […]

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September 26, 2019

Seeing Patients Through Their Ovarian Cancer Journey

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“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health. “Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that my team and I treat in […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, genetics, gynecological oncology, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA gynecologic oncology


Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

September 4, 2019

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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


Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows while descending from the hospital’s rooftop. Once the caped crusaders conquered their grimy foes, young patients and their families greeted them and posed for photos on the Chase Child Life […]

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


Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital patients were treated to a grand-slam spa experience in the first-ever BeYOUtiful Day, hosted by the BeYOUtiful Foundation. Our patients and their families received a number of spa services including haircuts, hair stylings, wig-fittings, nail services, make-up, and more. The five-star experiences were executed by celebrity stylists – including star athletes from […]

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


Keeping Families Close As They Heal

August 27, 2019

Keeping Families Close As They Heal

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This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp for three weeks, while their […]

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Tags: featured, intensive treatment program, outpatient program, PTSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project


Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger Win One for Our Kids!

August 23, 2019

Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger Win One for Our Kids!

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Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger became paddle-masters at the 7th annual PingPong4Purpose, put on by the Kershaw Foundation, dedicated to raising money for important philanthropic causes in Los Angeles and abroad. The team celebrity rosters included the likes of Grammy Award-winning country music artist Brad Paisley, actor Haley Joel Osment, actor and UCLA alumni Jaleel […]

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Tags: featured, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

June 14, 2019

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when he found out his 29-year-old […]

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Tags: advice, breast cancer, cancer, featured, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, stage 2 breast cancer