CHLA's volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, but the connections they make with our patients are all the same: special. For #VolunteerWeek, please show your appreciation for them and our highlighted therapy dog, Amber, in the comments below!
CHLAs volunteers come in all shapes and sizes but the connections they

Three-legged Therapy Dog Makes Special Connection

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Shelby Page Reed
Sinceriously, Mom of an MG Teen
Michelle Baker Vanevski
Join us in Downtown L.A. on April 22 as we March for Science! We will be acknowledging the significant contributions that federal NIH funding has made to finding new treatments for the diseases that impact children’s lives.

The proposed cuts to the federal budget may bring these life-saving advances to a halt.

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Windy Fabian-Brogin
Erika Vasquez
There was a time when 15-year-old softball standout, Devin Waddell, might have let a bad game get her down. But that was before she found out about the hole in her heart. Find out how CHLA got her back on the field.
There was a time when 15yearold softball standout Devin Waddell might have

Devin’s Got a Good Arm—and a Grateful Heart

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Maya Hovakimyan
Cassie Ellis
Jennifer Wing
Check out our take on the #NYerORCoverChallenge—female surgeons around the world are replicating this recent The New Yorker magazine cover. This shot includes someone from every level of surgical training!

6 o’clock: Chelsea Lam (medical student); 9 o’clock: Bailey Zampella (resident); 12 o’clock: Andrea Sloan (surgical physician assistant), 3 o’clock: Erin Kiehna, MD (attending...
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Check out our take on the NYerORCoverChallengefemale surgeons around the world are
Erica J. Thiel
Vivien Chen
Shell Pascual Hitchcock
Join us as we thank those who are there for the highs and lows, and for every part of the journey. #ChildLifeMonth
Jessica Oropeza
Brian Murphy
Brittany Cawley Ellis
Smurfette ventured out of Phim Xì Trum village to find out she wasn't alone––She found the kids at CHLA! She also brought along the #SmurfsMovie and the voice of her character, Demi Lovato. Thanks for helping us #MakeMarchMatter!
Smurfette ventured out of Phim Xì Trum village to find out she
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Kris Postel
Laura Silvestrini
We thank the many physicians who have dedicated themselves to the future of our kids. In honor of #DoctorsDay, share with friends how a doctor has touched your life.
We thank the many physicians who have dedicated themselves to the future
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Meg Reilley
Alex Vannessa Perdomo
Hannah whipped up a little surprise for J.J. Redick from the L.A. Clippers. No surprise, J.J. was game. A sweet gesture to say the least and one heck of a way to #MakeMarchMatter for the kids at CHLA.
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Dorothy Kimbel
Kristin Eliazo Hills
Chris Pratt and foosball for a good cause. One of the many ways our supporters #MakeMarchMatter for the kids at CHLA. Find out how you can help by visiting MakeMarchMatter.org
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Shelia Peek
Mary Koch
Watch what happens when the LA Kings send their mascot Bailey LA Kings to CHLA with one job: #MakeMarchMatter.
Ivan Escobar
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Ivone Venegas
Our friend Jack Black stopped by CHLA to #MakeMarchMatter. As you’d expect, Jack had no problem joining in our music therapy sessions and was happy to visit with our kids, their families and even made himself available for CHLA staff. Thank you Jack, you rock!
Keri Anfinson-Newkirk
Claudia Vasquez
Lisa Reyes-Winfrey
Almost 50 years ago, Brian Hacker was diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia—he was one of the first patients at CHLA to be treated for the rare disease. People with his type of CAH need to be vigilant about replacing lost salt and electrolytes when they sweat. This makes Brian’s current goal a bit more challenging—he’s training for an Ironman competition.
Almost 50 years ago Brian Hacker was diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasiahe

Finding Inspiration from one of CHLA's First Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Patient

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Kristi Alene Donitzen
Tri-ing By 50
Kerri Narasaki
50 years ago, Thomas Hoag was the first patient at CHLA to receive a kidney transplant—making his kidney one of the longest functioning live donor kidneys to a child in U.S. history. Now, he reunites with the team that performed the surgery and meets the most recent kidney transplant recipient. #KidneyMonth [ Bit.ly Link ]
50 years ago Thomas Hoag was the first patient at CHLA to

50 Years Later: The Success of CHLA's First Kidney Transplant

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Mike Young
Jacquelyn Munoz
Sam Jenkins
In salute to #InternationalWomensDay, we spotlight eight trailblazing women whose contributions to CHLA have made more than an impact; they have created a path. Read more: CHLA.org/WeWentFirst
Amy Beier Hernandez
Denise Loggins
Evelin Negrete
The best way to #MakeMarchMatter is with pancakes! Visit an IHOP in the greater Los Angeles area on March 7 to receive a free short stack and leave a donation to help the kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles!
The best way to MakeMarchMatter is with pancakes Visit an IHOP in

IHOP Pancake Day - Make March Matter

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Tricia Lopez
Yvette Miranda
Heather DiFronzo
It's time to #MakeMarchMatter! Special thanks to Kim Kardashian West, our heart patient Saylor, Panda Express and the many local businesses and communities taking action to support children's health. Visit MakeMarchMatter.org to join the cause!
Its time to MakeMarchMatter Special thanks to Kim Kardashian West our heart
Mekala Whitaker
Evelyn Tobar-Delgadillo
Shirlee Walker
Hit with every obstacle during her cancer treatment, Viviana was determined to fight—and to fight hard. Three years later, the ‘V’ in her name stands for ‘victorious.’
Hit with every obstacle during her cancer treatment Viviana was determined to

Viviana Beats the Odds—and Leukemia

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Jennifer Wing
Cindy Alleman
Maurice Martinez
You did it; You really spread the love to our kiddos! ❤ With your help, we were able to reach our $10,000 match from BLVD Hotels––and we received over 56,000 messages from every state and 27 countries! Thank you!
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Makana Kadoguchi, 11, is one of the many patients who received Valentine’s Day cards at the hospital. But two nights ago, she received something even more special: a new heart.⠀

Diagnosed with a congenital heart block while still in the womb, Makana was expected to live a relatively normal life. Equipped with a pacemaker by kindergarten, Makana loved to run track, paint and being a part of...
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Makana Kadoguchi 11 is one of the many patients who received Valentines
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Wendy Kubota Ito
Lauren Fisher Stofle
Spread a little love ❤ Send in your message and we'll hand deliver it to a child on Valentine's Day! Plus, for each card submitted, BLVD Hotels will donate $1!
Spread a little love Send in your message and well hand deliver

Send a Valentine to a child in the hospital!

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