Everyone in Orange County is somehow connected to CHOC Children’s. If it’s not your own children that have been treated by our team of pediatric experts, chances are you know a few that have. Among friends, neighbors, coworkers, even people we encounter in our daily travels—CHOC is a common bond we all share. And being connected to CHOC means being connected to our physicians, nurses, Associates, volunteers and supporters who are dedicated to bringing world-class pediatric care to our community.
You are undoubtedly aware that CHOC Children’s has entered one of the most dynamic and exciting eras in our organization’s 48-year history. The state of-the-art CHOC South Tower will open to patients in spring of 2013, with a number of pediatric-specialized programs and services that will be new to our hospital. As we prepare to unveil the outstanding new facilities that will house these programs, we recognize that fostering innovation, discovery and advancement in quality and safety of care, while continuing to build alignment with our physician and community partners, will be essential to offering the world-class pediatric our patients and families deserve.
Your belief in the work we do helps us achieve the extraordinary. The CHOC Children’s Foundation is profoundly grateful for the support we have received from our donors and community during the past four years of our campaign, “Change CHOC, Change the World”. To date, more than 160,000 donors have provided the resources necessary to construct the new tower and to support patient and family programs, research, and endowments that strengthen our Institutes and patient care services at CHOC Children’s.
Years before she even thought of having a family, Bev Kavanagh was a member of the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild. At fundraising events, she listened to mothers give testimonials about the care their children had received at CHOC Children’s. Their stories were so moving, Bev often found herself in tears—never thinking she’d become one of them.
CHOC Children’s Straight Talk offers real answers for Adolescents and Young Adult (AYA) patients with tough questions. The only website of its kind in the United States, Straight Talk serves up information in a mobile-friendly, question and answer format.
Just one month before starting her senior year of high school, Kim Sladek was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Despite the devastating diagnosis, Kim remained optimistic during 26 months of chemotherapy at CHOC Children’s. She also made plans.
The latest super weapon in the fight against cancer, genomic medicine, literally leaves cancer no place to hide. this cutting-edge technology analyzes and develops individual tumor profiles for patients whose cancer has returned. Oncologists may use this additional genomic data to identify existing treatments or develop new ones
“Your baby has no kidneys.” That’s what Nicola and Clifford Vazquez were told when a prenatal ultrasound showed an abnormal mass where their baby’s kidneys should be. Just halfway through the pregnancy, they were also told that their baby would die shortly after birth. they were devastated. The Vazquezes decided to get a second opinion, which ultimately led them to CHOC children’s pediatric urologist Antoine Khoury, M.D. He saw things differently.