UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

“The United Airlines visit is one my favorites from the whole year,” gushes Tracy Serrano, a child life specialist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“We do this out of the kindness of our hearts and the desire to come out and show these kids that we care about them,” ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“I’m doing arts and crafts and dancing,” grins six-year-old Caitlin Deruyter, who came with her mom, Sarah Deruyter, to volunteer at the annual UCLA Mattel ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“We come to this party every year to provide arts and crafts activities and bring some camp fun to the holiday party,” explains Teresa Molello ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“It was heartwarming, being able to come and deliver these bears and put a smile on the patients’ faces,” reveals Keith Quinones, a United Airlines ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“We’ve been stressing out, wondering what are we going to do for Christmas, but now we don’t have to worry,” exhales Michiko Walker. Walker came ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

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 ...

By uclahealth • December 30, 2019

“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.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“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.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“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.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019