Stephen and Cynthia Fry of Newport Coast are longtime philanthropists in Orange County who were introduced to CHOC Children’s three years ago when their younggranddaughter was diagnosed with a rare and deadly genetic disease.
By age 4, Grace Rogers was riding a bicycle without training wheels. She was roller-blading and skateboarding—an active, spunky kid growing up in Buena Park with an older sister and little brother.
When she would check in at the front desk to visit her prematurely born twin girls in the new CHOC Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Joseph Hospital, Mary Aguilar typically would be greeted with expressions of concern from hospital employees.
Varla and Curtis Knauss have spent their entire careers helping people get the most out of their hard-earned money—he as a financial planner, she as a CPA.
The new emergency department, located on the ground floor of the Bill Holmes Tower, is named in honor of CHOC Children’s supporters Julia and George Argyros for their generous gift of $5 million. The 22,000-square-foot emergency department features 31 exam rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and treatment rooms, and three triage suites.
For more than a decade, the cure rate for pediatric cancer has been stalled at about 80 percent. A multidisciplinary team of specialists at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is working to find cures for the other 20 percent—and won’t stop until they do.
Two months after their son Ricky was born on Dec. 6, 2012, Richard Alcedo and his wife, Wendy, noticed he was getting small bumps on his face
Bill Holmes’ history-making $27 million gift to CHOC Children’s represents his commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of children in Orange County and beyond. This extraordinary gift allows CHOC to progress on its
journey to becoming the leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care