Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wins Another Emmy!
Congrats to the Media Relations team at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for placing in the The 63rd Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards! For the second year in a row, the hospital was nominated and won "Televison's Gold" in the Children/Youth Programming category for Imagine: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The program aired on ABC 7 last fall and was hosted by star Kate Walsh, of the show "Private Practice." Below are the winning stories:
- Hashim, Casualty of War and Courageous Boy from Iraq: Meet Hashim, a 10-year-old boy from Iraq. On Hashim's way home from a family gathering, he suffered severe head and brain injuries from an Improvised Explosive Device. Children's Hospital partnered with the Children of War Foundation and Mending Kids International to bring Hashim to the hospital for care.
- Know About the Glow - An Awareness Campaign for Children: When Megan Webber learned that a golden glow reflected in a flash photograph from the eye of her son, Benjamin, could have meant deadly eye disease if not treated in time, she became determined to share her story with as many parents as possible. The Vision Center wants parents to be armed with this information for the health and safety of your child.
- Ms.SpecialJoy - An Orthopaedic Miracle: Meet Ms.SpecialJoy Alexander, a very special young lady who did not have the best start in life. As a teenager, she began experiencing intense back pain. As she started to lose the ability to walk, she was rushed to Children's Hospital where physicians found that a tumor was destroying her vertebrae and compressing her spine, causing paralysis. Treated by the Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, she stayed positive, persevered and even thrived.
- Joy Clausen - Beating Cancer and Giving Back: Joy Clausen Soto was diagnosed with cancer when she was 23-years-old. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is often an aggressive cancer. Treated at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, she refused to let the disease destroy her spirit or her desire to help others.
Congrats to the team on another win!