For Andrew Geis, participating in the annual CHOC Walk in the Park is only natural. After all, Andrew credits CHOC with saving his daughter’s life, and the annual fundraiser takes place throughout his office – the Disneyland Resort.
Heart / Cardiology
Nico’s birth was full of surprises for his mom Jennifer. The biggest one being that he was a boy, when all along she had been expecting a daughter. That wasn’t the only unexpected realization. He lacked a fully-formed tibia (the bone that connects the knee and ankle), was missing his left thumb, and had several structural heart […]
When Noah was born last May, his parents Lauren and John were expecting a healthy baby boy. They were shocked to learn that prenatal ultrasounds had missed several heart defects. Lauren, a CHOC occupational therapist, knew that CHOC was the right place to care for him.
Through her weekly shifts and as host of the FRC’s weekly Story Time, which is broadcast to all patient rooms within CHOC’s Orange campus, Fran has formed a special bond with 12-year-old patient Evelyn, who has been a CHOC patient for nearly her entire life.
CHOC wants its patients and families to get to know its specialists— today, meet Dr. Nita Doshi, a pediatric cardiologist with expertise in fetal cardiology.
Born with transposition of the great arteries, now 17-year-old Ryan was rushed to CHOC Hospital just hours after his birth, where he underwent an emergency procedure to regulate the flow of oxygen through his body until open-heart surgery could be performed a week later.
What was supposed to be a routine visit with their pediatrician on a seemingly typical Friday morning changed Stephanie Harding and her son Trent’s life forever.