‘I promised myself to always give back to the community and give someone else the opportunity of hope the way someone provided it to me,’ says Michelle Santizo, a nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The combined services include 17 clinical sites and 2 mobile units
“Valentine’s Day, last year, was my first day,” grins Sophia Covey, a child life care partner volunteer at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Santa Monica. “I’m a nursing major, so I was looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity with UCLA Health because they have such a good reputation. I [...]
“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.
“Petting the dogs is very, very therapeutic,” explains Lindsay Kim, a registered nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.