Imagine TV Special

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A Celebration of Hope

Our Emmy Award-winning series celebrates the people and programs that make Children's Hospital Los Angeles so special. Imagine: A Celebration of Hope gives perspective into the lives of our patients who are struggling with serious conditions that threaten their young lives.

Aired on ABC7 and hosted by Jessica Capshaw from "Grey's Anatomy," this year's segments introduce Angelenos to several of our transformative programs through features that include:

  • Kaydence, a young girl with a brain tumor that was misdiagnosed for years. Her mother brought her to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to have her tumor diagnosed and removed.
  • A team of specialists who performed a delicate heart operation on a 25-week-old fetus in-utero — the first ever in Southern California.
  • Hazel, a two-year-old patient, famous for her request for pizza on Reddit, helps us tell the story of the care we provide for children with neuroblastoma.
  • The Mark Taper and Johnny Mercer Artists Program that helps to heal the whole child through exposure to art, dance, drama and music.
  • The impact that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has for children born with genetic blood disorders like sickle cell disease, a disease that follows them all of their lives.
  • The L.A. Fathers Program, which helps young dads in our community succeed at being fathers.

Did These Stories Inspire You?

If you were moved by these patient stories, please consider supporting the work of Children's Hospital Los Angeles with a donation. Visit CHLA.org/Donate or text CHLA to 90999.

Kaydence

Kaydence, a young girl with a brain tumor that was misdiagnosed for years. Her mother brought her to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to have her tumor diagnosed and removed.

Heart Operation on 25-Week-Old Fetus In Utero 

A team of specialists who performed a delicate heart operation on a 25-week-old fetus in-utero — the first ever in Southern California.

Meet Hazel, the 'Send Pizza to Room 4112' Girl

Hazel, a two-year-old patient, famous for her request for pizza on Reddit, helps us tell the story of the care we provide for children with neuroblastoma.

Art Therapy Program Heals

It takes more than medicine and bandages to make a child well again. The Mark Taper and Johnny Mercer Artists Program helps to heal the whole child through exposure to art, dance, drama and music. 

Helping Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles helps children born with genetic blood disorders like sickle cell disease, a disease that follows them all of their lives. 

Empowering Teen Fathers

The L.A. Fathers Program helps young dads in our community succeed at being fathers.