What do you do when your best friend loses their child? Spurred by the love and gratitude they felt for Hendrix, the couples banded together to create the BraveOnes Foundation.
Illness and injury shouldn’t dim the brightness of the holidays for kids. Help us preserve the magic of childhood – year-round – for our patients by supporting CHOC the following ways this holiday season: Donate By donating to CHOC’s greatest needs fund, you will support patients like Grant, who received life-saving care at CHOC. Your […]
When Katrina, now age 28, was a teenager, she knew about type 1 diabetes because her friend had it – she just never expected to be diagnosed herself. Katrina’s journey to a diagnosis started after she experienced typical signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes – weight loss and extreme thirst, among others. During a […]
Jenna Castorena couldn’t believe her ears when she picked up a call in March from the Outpatient Pharmacy at CHOC Hospital. She was juggling a lot at the time, most importantly protecting her medically fragile son Robert from contracting COVID-19. Robert, who has epilepsy, cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease and several gastrointestinal issues, depends on […]
By Bud, father of Emma, a CHOC patient; and founder of the Squires Guild, a group part of the CHOC Foundation that connects patient parents with each other while raising awareness and funds for CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC at Mission Hospital My daughter Emma, who is 3 years, 4 months and 8 days old, […]
CHOC is so grateful to recently have received three very generous gifts that will help CHOC continue to care for more than 185,000 babies, kids and teens each year. CHOC believes that all children deserve a chance at a happy, healthy childhood. Transformational gift to benefit the pediatric mental health system of care CHOC received […]
Brodie’s cancer survivor party was a chance to celebrate the completion of his cancer treatment by gathering his family and friends for an epic Nerf battle. Wanting to give back to other CHOC patients, the twelve-year-old boy turned his celebration into a fundraiser. Brodie used the proceeds to buy Legos, journals, games—all his favorite things […]