Patient Stories

Published on March 3, 2021
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During Javier’s yearlong course of care for cancer, the toddler and his parents found comfort in visits from a chaplain in the Spiritual Care Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on February 22, 2021
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Born at 25 weeks and just 2 pounds, Lincoln faces the precarious life of a micropreemie. But he has help—the vigilance of his parents and the expertise of multiple CHLA specialists. Read More
Published on February 18, 2021
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Follow the ‘incredible saga’ of a teen’s battle with a deadly heart infection—including a rare double-organ transplant. Read More
Published on February 17, 2021
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Javier, de tres años, es un niño sano y feliz que está en su país, México, tras un exitoso tratamiento del neuroblastoma en Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Volvemos a tener la vida de antes, pero tenemos una perspectiva distinta”, dice su madre. “Lo valoramos todo más. Cada... Read More
Published on February 17, 2021
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“Jazzy Jasmine” was born with a rare congenital heart defect. After her heart started to fail, a team of cardiac specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles gave the spunky toddler a fresh start with a lifesaving heart transplant. Read More
Published on February 12, 2021
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Magnolia Hope was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and needed highly specialized therapy in the first months of her life. Thanks to experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she beat the odds and is now a thriving toddler. Read More
Published on February 8, 2021
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CHLA experts helped JJ recover from ADEM, a rare neurological disorder. Read More
Published on February 8, 2021
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Three-year-old Javier is happy and healthy and back home in Mexico after successful treatment for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We are back to the life we used to have, but we see everything different,” says his mom. “We see everything with more value. It’s... Read More
Published on December 23, 2020
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How far would you go to save a child’s life? Not your own child, but the child of someone you didn’t even know? Meet baby Jacob—and the man who flew across the country and underwent a four-hour surgery to save him. Read More
Published on December 3, 2020
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One year after leaving Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 2-year-old Quinn is beating the odds and thriving despite a severe birth defect. Read More
Published on November 20, 2020
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A love of mariachi helps a young patient battle a rare genetic condition. Read More
Published on September 30, 2020
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Thriving after months of chemotherapy and a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Malakai is passionate about spreading positivity. Read More
Published on September 29, 2020
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Lawrence shares the story of his son’s battle with sickle cell disease, and how people can help. Read More
Published on September 18, 2020
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Thanks to advances in pediatric cancer treatment for neuroblastoma, the odds were in young patient Ariana’s favor. Read More
Published on September 14, 2020
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A 7-year-old boy received part of a liver from his mother’s friend. Today, he’s perfectly healthy—a testament to everyone involved. Read More
Published on September 11, 2020
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A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19 Read More
Published on August 3, 2020
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Orthopaedist Melissa Bent, herself born with the disorder, is now a specialist in it and helping to lead the hospital’s treatment of the most common congenital foot deformity. Read More
Published on July 17, 2020
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From sixth grade to his 16th birthday, Jackson suffered from back pain caused by scoliosis. Thanks to orthopaedic experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, he’s now “back to normal—actually even better.” Read More
Published on July 14, 2020
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They made national news when separated as babies, but now these once-conjoined twins live normal lives in the Midwest Read More
Published on May 8, 2020
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In end-stage renal disease, Maverick needed a kidney transplant. When a donor didn't turn up fast enough, his parents decided to look in-house. Read More

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