Patient Stories

Published on May 22, 2023
The teenage recipient of a rare double-organ transplant will attend Family Advocacy Day in the nation’s capital to tell lawmakers about her remarkable health journey at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on May 12, 2023
After her infant son was diagnosed with a rare tumor, Melissa crossed the country searching for help. She found it at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the office of Dr. Ashley Margol, one of the few experts in an innovative therapy called MEMMAT. Read More
Published on April 26, 2023
At birth, Martin went precious minutes without oxygen. A specialized team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles raced to save his life—and his brain. Read More
Published on March 28, 2023
Too fragile to wait for a heart transplant, the 4-week-old needed a breakthrough to survive. Shortly before Christmas 2021, she became the first patient born with a single ventricle to receive a ventricular assist device at CHLA—and continues to beat the odds. Read More
Published on February 13, 2023
The exuberant 5-year-old has become a representative for kids with differences in his role on ABC’s acclaimed comedy series. Read More
Published on December 9, 2022
Undeterred by complications caused by his disorder, Jaykob has risen to baseball stardom. Read More
Published on November 29, 2022
At birth, it seemed Jaxon’s only hope was a procedure that would leave him with “half a heart.” But once in surgery, everything changed. Read More
Published on November 3, 2022
Born with a rare genetic disorder, Oliver needed a new kidney—and lots of care. Thanks to a multidisciplinary team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the 3-year-old is now thriving. Read More
Published on October 27, 2022
Ella and her family moved from the East Coast to Southern California in search of the best treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma—and found it at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on October 26, 2022
Zen, 17, has turned his passion for violin performance into a way to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in gratitude for the lifesaving care he received after being diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer as a toddler. Read More
Published on October 26, 2022
Comprehensive care provided by orthopedic experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—combined with a spunky personality and can-do attitude—allow this 6-year-old to look beyond his condition and simply enjoy being a kid. Read More
Published on October 4, 2022
The 2-year-old recently passed a major milestone, and her mother reports she is happy and thriving. Read More
Published on September 20, 2022
Once a patient, Sarah Hernandez is now a nurse at the very hospital that cared for her little brother and saved her own life as an infant with congenital heart defects. Read More
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