A deep brain stimulation surgery at CHOC has given 9-year-old Ryder and his family an improved quality of life.
Dr. Joffre Olaya
CHOC is the largest Brineura infusion center in the US to treat Batten disease, a rare neurological condition.
Life was typical for Geni before she was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 14. After medications failed, she underwent epilepsy surgery.
Dr. Joffre Olaya, a pediatric neurosurgeon at CHOC and medical advisor with Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire, reflects on 2020.
Every morning when she awakes, Sydney Amato begins her daily battle with her body. If she’s lucky, the 16-year-old will have gotten a handful of hours of uninterrupted sleep – dreaming, perhaps, of doing what most healthy kids her age take for granted: Hanging out with friends. Going to school. Learning to drive. Because of […]
When Celeste’s daughter Camila was going through seizures and epilepsy surgery, she read stories about other kids’ success and gleaned hope.
Brodie’s cancer survivor party was a chance to celebrate the completion of his treatment with an epic Nerf battle and a chance to give back.