11/24/20

What we’re thankful for this year: 2020

Despite the countless challenges brought on by 2020, the physicians, nurses, staff, patients and donors that make CHOC a world-class pediatric healthcare system have retained a sense of gratitude. Several members of the CHOC community share what they are most thankful for this year. Kim Cripe, CHOC president and CEO “There are no words to … continue reading

11/24/20

5 ways to spread joy to CHOC patients this year

Illness and injury shouldn’t dim the brightness of the holidays for kids. Help us preserve the magic of childhood – year-round – for our patients by supporting CHOC the following ways this holiday season: Donate: By donating to CHOC’s greatest needs fund, you will support patients like Grant, who received life-saving care at CHOC. Your … continue reading

11/20/20

Cutting-edge device approved for compassionate use saves leg, life of young girl

When 7-year-old Naomi Adrian took a spill on the school playground earlier this year and a schoolmate fell on top of her left leg, she got up with a slight limp. After what appeared to be a bruise kept growing, and as Naomi continued to walk awkwardly, her mother, Maria Nino, took her to the … continue reading

11/20/20

Milestone procedure saves preemie with complex heart disease

Baby Hope looked into her mother’s eyes and gurgled. Four days short of turning 9 months old, wearing a white onesie with the words “Best Gift Ever” on the front, she made more baby talk. “You’re always a big chatterbox – what are you saying?” her mother, Elizabeth “Becca” Wyneken, said as she smiled and … continue reading

11/17/20

From CHOC patient to CHOC donor: Katrina’s story

When Katrina, now age 28, was a teenager, she knew about type 1 diabetes because her friend had it – she just never expected to be diagnosed herself. Katrina’s journey to a diagnosis started after she experienced typical signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes – weight loss and extreme thirst, among others. During a … continue reading

11/16/20

How to safely celebrate Thanksgiving during COVID-19

As the holiday season approaches, and the community makes plans to observe traditions in a way that may look different from years past, CHOC experts provide the following recommendations for how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely amid COVID-19. “Family traditions during the holiday season are a treasured part of childhood, and we want all families to enjoy … continue reading

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