The moment I’ve been awaiting for nearly a year now is just days away: Oct. 5, CHOC Children’s 50th anniversary. As I spent the last 50 weeks gearing up for this special day, I met so many wonderful people who help make CHOC special: its patients and families, staff, physicians, volunteers, community supporters and more.
One of the most fun CHOC Children’s events is the CHOC Walk in the Park – and I want to thank the thousands of folks who have participated in this annual event through the years. It warms my heart to see about 15,000 people strolling through the Disneyland Resort while celebrating CHOC patients’ bravery; thank
When I began my gratitude tour last October to help celebrate CHOC’s 50th anniversary, I had no idea that I’d meet so many cool people and see so much fun stuff. I’ve had a blast making my way around the hospital, meeting new people and blogging about my experiences! And even better, once my 50-week
CHOC Children’s has been lucky to have a longstanding relationship with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We’ll celebrate this partnership at CHOC Night at Angel Stadium on Sept. 20 – and you can you can join in! Purchase discounted tickets and enjoy pregame festivities featuring CHOC patients, physicians and yours truly. The CHOC-Angels partnership
Another group of people I am extremely grateful for are the community’s nursing mothers, who can also help the babies receiving care at CHOC. Under CHOC’s breast milk donation service, women can donate their extra breast milk in the name of CHOC to help premature and sick babies. Oftentimes, women who give birth prematurely have
As my 50-week gratitude tour for all things CHOC Children’s nears its end, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out how grateful I am for the research that happens at CHOC. CHOC is committed to clinical research and understanding the mysteries behind childhood diseases. Because of this, CHOC patients have access to current treatment
It’s been so much fun this past year to reflect on how CHOC has evolved since my first visit in 1964. And I most certainly cannot forget the changes in surgical services, which CHOC has specialized in since its opening nearly 50 years ago. CHOC has the latest surgical equipment, technology and techniques, including minimally
One of the coolest things to happen to me since I started hanging around CHOC Children’s is getting my portrait professionally drawn. Through the decades, a couple different versions of my likeness have been featured at CHOC, but the most special is the original drawing created by Disney artist Bob Moore. More than 50 years ago, Bob first