I remember like it was yesterday: Like all bears love to do, I was climbing my favorite neighborhood tree. I kept going higher and higher so that I could admire the beautiful view of Orange County. All of a sudden, the tree branch snapped, and I tumbled down to the ground.
I bruised my pride (bears are supposed to be nimble!), but I really hurt my arm. I was scared until I remembered CHOC was right nearby. The doctors there fixed me right up, and I’ve been a CHOC fan ever since. My future is bright because of CHOC!
So, as the golden anniversary of my first CHOC visit nears – it’s Oct. 5, 2014, to be exact – I’m on a mission. I want to thank the hospital for everything it’s done for me and so many others since Orange County’s only children’s hospital opened its doors.
For the next 50 weeks, I’m going shout from the treetops (I’ll be careful this time) about how thankful I am for CHOC. I’ll be visiting with some of the hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff; sharing the stories of inspiring former CHOC patients; and having a whole lot of fun.
Do you want to help me? Given how many children CHOC has helped since it opened in 1964, it’s hard to find someone in Orange County who hasn’t been affected by the hospital’s expertise.
You can follow my gratitude tour and see all my posts here on the blog, and also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Thank CHOC and tell us how it made your future bright by using the hashtag #thxCHOC.