12/01/20

Healthy snack ideas for the whole family

By Kelsey Childs, clinical dietitian at CHOC Does it seem like your children are snacking all the time? Do you find yourself snacking more during the pandemic as you work from home during COVID-19? You are not alone. With families spending more time than ever at home during the pandemic, many people have noticed an … continue reading

12/01/20

Navigating an epilepsy diagnosis and surgery: Geni’s story

Life was proceeding right on schedule for self-described “drama kid” Genevieve Masson. The 16-year-old, who goes by “Geni,” went to class, hung out with friends and spent time rehearsing musical theater at her high school. “It was really a normal, not-so-exciting life,” she says. But two years ago, when Geni was 14, something changed. A … continue reading

11/24/20

What we’re thankful for this year: 2020

Despite the countless challenges brought on by 2020, the physicians, nurses, staff, patients and donors that make CHOC a world-class pediatric healthcare system have retained a sense of gratitude. Several members of the CHOC community share what they are most thankful for this year. Kim Cripe, CHOC president and CEO “There are no words to … continue reading

11/24/20

5 ways to spread joy to CHOC patients this year

Illness and injury shouldn’t dim the brightness of the holidays for kids. Help us preserve the magic of childhood – year-round – for our patients by supporting CHOC the following ways this holiday season: Donate By donating to CHOC’s greatest needs fund, you will support patients like Grant, who received life-saving care at CHOC. Your … continue reading

11/20/20

Cutting-edge device approved for compassionate use saves leg, life of young girl

When 7-year-old Naomi Adrian took a spill on the school playground earlier this year and a schoolmate fell on top of her left leg, she got up with a slight limp. After what appeared to be a bruise kept growing, and as Naomi continued to walk awkwardly, her mother, Maria Nino, took her to the … continue reading

11/20/20

Milestone procedure saves preemie with complex heart disease

Baby Hope looked into her mother’s eyes and gurgled. Four days short of turning 9 months old, wearing a white onesie with the words “Best Gift Ever” on the front, she made more baby talk. “You’re always a big chatterbox – what are you saying?” her mother, Elizabeth “Becca” Wyneken, said as she smiled and … continue reading

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