Patient Stories

Published on August 10, 2022
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A program for pregnant teens and teen parents is helping one young mom of twins achieve her college dreams. Read More
Published on August 10, 2022
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Lauren, a 17-year-old from Southern California, is competing in the 2022 2XU Malibu Triathlon to raise money for pediatric cancer research and raise awareness about the benefits of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Lauren came to CHLA for two conditions before the age of 7. Read More
Published on July 22, 2022
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the only hospital in Southern California where patients can receive MIBG therapy, a specialized targeted radiation therapy for neuroblastoma.   By Sara Jones Delilah has been fighting for her life since she was 4. The 7-year-old... Read More
Published on July 12, 2022
Read what inspired one mom to participate in the 2XU Malibu Triathlon after her daughter was treated for—and beat—cancer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on June 15, 2022
Diagnosed with hip dysplasia at birth, Kimberly underwent surgery and months of physical therapy that allowed her to do something she once thought was unthinkable: run 26.2 miles. Read More
Published on June 6, 2022
Ann was born perfectly healthy, but about 90 minutes later nurses discovered her unresponsive. She was transferred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she received lifesaving care. Read More
Published on May 20, 2022
A young boy is diagnosed with ARCAPA, a congenital heart defect so rare that the CHLA cardiologist who diagnosed the condition had never encountered it before in more than two decades of pediatric care. Read More
Published on May 5, 2022
Eight-year-old Brooklyn, a CHLA patient with dysphagia, conducts an annual Play-Doh drive, to give back to the occupational therapist who has worked for years with her to try to overcome the swallowing disorder. Read More
Published on May 2, 2022
An experimental treatment for Down syndrome regression disorder is helping one young teen recover her ability to function in the world. Read More
Published on April 27, 2022
Reid’s struggle to survive as an infant ended when Children’s Hospital Los Angeles doctors discovered a severe blockage in his esophagus. Nearly a dozen surgical procedures by the time he was 3 paved the way for the Boy Scout to become an Antarctic explorer as a teen. Read More
Published on April 25, 2022
Tiredness and fatigue. Frequent headaches. Brain fog. These are just a few symptoms of long COVID that can persist weeks after a COVID-19 infection. Find out how researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are studying new ways to manage and potentially treat long COVID. Read More
Published on February 16, 2022
The 5-year-old's family credits a team of fracture experts at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for helping their daughter recover from a playground accident. Read More
Published on February 12, 2022
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How organ donations and a top-notch pediatric heart care team saved their lives. Read More
Published on February 3, 2022
A tumor was found in Jake’s chest only months after his younger brother Dane finished treatment for leukemia. Unable to find a genetic link that might explain why, CHLA doctors worked to save both their lives. Read More
Published on January 21, 2022
Diagnosed with acute liver failure and her health rapidly deteriorating, it seemed like 11-month-old Lennon would need a miracle to survive. Thanks to a team of specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she just celebrated her third birthday. By Eunice Oh... Read More
Published on December 28, 2021
Kelly was concerned that the curves in his spine would stop him from doing the things that he loves. He got news he had to undergo surgery for his scolisis, but with a treatment plan and hard work he was able to bounce back. Read More
Published on November 12, 2021
Expertise and state-of-the-art technology helped Emme get a new heart at the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on November 5, 2021
Born with the same heart defect, father-and-son Jeff and Bryce had their lives saved decades apart by the same surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on November 2, 2021
Ethan had Wilms tumor, the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Most patients are diagnosed between the ages of 1 and 4—and the tumors are often quite large. Read More
Published on October 29, 2021
After being treated with a breakthrough gene therapy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a genetic eye disorder, 5-year-old Natalia can now see clearly for the first time in her life. Read More