Patient Stories

Published on November 12, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
Published on October 27, 2021
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Inspired by fictional and real-life heroes, Daniel is bravely tackling medulloblastoma alongside a team of experts in the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on October 25, 2021
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Born with an upper limb difference—and a healthy dose of self-confidence— 4-year-old Mila shows she can do anything she puts her mind to. Read More
Published on October 19, 2021
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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
Published on October 4, 2021
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Ten years after Desiree’s third open-heart surgery for congenital heart defects at CHLA’s Heart Institute, her family knew exactly where they needed to be when it was time for her fourth and fifth. Read More
Published on September 28, 2021
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“With MIS-C, it’s important to test kids six months after their illness because they can have residual heart inflammation,” says Andrew Souza, DO. Read More
Published on September 15, 2021
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Diagnosed with a severe form of scoliosis, Cai needed surgery. Read how pediatric orthopaedic experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles used magnetic growing rods to straighten—and strengthen—his spine. Read More
Published on September 8, 2021
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A large tumor in his brain was triggering seizures. Read how neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles changed little Owen’s life. Read More
Published on June 29, 2021
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After a rare heart disorder triggered severe liver problems, Mark needed a lifesaving dual organ transplant. Read how 11 hospital teams carried out the intricate procedure, a first at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More
Published on June 2, 2021
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Hearing your child is cancer-free after suffering from an aggressive brain tumor is the best news a parent can receive. Read one mom’s heartwarming thank you note to the doctors who saved her daughter’s life. Read More
Published on May 20, 2021
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When Lalia was seriously injured, her family wasn’t sure she’d survive. Thanks to her determination and the Rehabilitation Center at CHLA, her future is bright. Read More
Published on March 25, 2021
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Combining expertise with ingenuity, a team of cardiovascular specialists fixes a rare heart defect in a premature baby. Read More
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

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