Life was typical for Geni before she was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 14. After medications failed, she underwent epilepsy surgery.
Before Hope was born, her mom knew she had heart defects and would need surgery after birth. Thankfully, she was in good hands at CHOC.
Katrina was treated for type 1 diabetes at CHOC throughout her childhood. Now an adult, she and her family have joined the fight to find a cure.
Dr. Joffre Olaya, a pediatric neurosurgeon at CHOC and medical advisor with Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire, reflects on 2020.
After beating cancer and recovering from a BMT, Israel is back to football training, and hopes to become a nurse so he can help others.