Children's Hospital L.A.

@childrensla

We provide the highest quality healthcare for children in our region & beyond. Refer a patient: 888-631-2452.


  • 5 days ago
    Thank you to everyone who made our first, inaugural #WalkLA a success! Check out our •stories• for all the fun or visit WalkLA.org for more details!
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  • 6 days ago
    “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano --- While still in the womb, it was discovered that Jeff and Cortney Given's baby girl had a heart defect. To be more specific, she had hypoplastic left heart syndrome, where the left side of the heart isn't fully formed. --- Despite all the unknowns, her family believed their baby girl, who they would name Zola, would get through it all. “There have been many hardships during this process,” says Jeff. “We almost lost her, but she is a fighter and has come out of it even stronger.” --- But there have also been moments of light. “She started smiling around two weeks old and hasn’t stopped,” says Cortney. “She has quite the smile!” --- Zola is currently eight weeks old and waiting to go home, but we know that her father’s strength and her family’s love will carry her to that special day and throughout her life. Most of all, Zola will grow up knowing that her daddy has always believed in her. “My biggest wish for Zola is to not let this heart condition hold her back,” says Jeff. “I hope she feels strong and confident enough to do whatever she wants in life.” --- To all the dads and father-figures, thanks for believing. Happy #FathersDay.
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  • 13 days ago
    Last season, trouble was brewing for long-jumper Palmer Naftal. Every jump came with intensifying pain until one particular jump was, quite literally, the straw that broke his back. But thanks to Dr. Skaggs and his understanding of an athlete's mentality, Palmer was once again able to compete in the long jump and even set new personal records! Find out more about his story ➡️ Click link in bio.
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  • 15 days ago
    Our Child Life team hosted our first annual Butterfly Clinic with special guest, @disneyjunior's Doc McStuffins! The clinic was a "medical play" themed event where patients and siblings can take a stuffed animal to different tables and participate in interactive and developmentally appropriate activities related to the hospital environment.
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  • 20 days ago
    Tom Holland @tomholland2013 from SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING swings by for a visit with the kids at CHLA! ________________________________________________ Scroll through the photos to see more and read about Tom's visit: http://bit.ly/Spider-Man-Tom-Holland. Link also in bio. #spiderman #tomholland #marvel
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  • 22 days ago
    Full circle: Abby Jackson, 16, got to meet the doctor who operated on her when she was just 3 days old. “I might not even be here today if it weren’t for some of these people,” she says. “It’s pretty amazing when you think about it like that. This experience and all the people who were a part of it changed my life.” Read Abby's story. Link in bio.
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  • 23 days ago
    Our friend Carmelo gets new, custom splints carefully made by one of our orthotists in CHLA's Spina Bifida Program. Carmelo was able to select from one of a dozen designs and he was pretty happy with his choice.
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  • about 1 month ago
    As he recovers from heart surgery, Benjamin Clark is learning one of life's first lessons: No one loves you like your mother. ------ More on Ben's journey with his mom—click the link in our bio.
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  • about 1 month ago
    There are times when nurses are called to be more than a nurse. ------ A bond had formed between two kids during their stay here and it was decided that it would be a fun idea to ask the nurses to create a scavenger hunt. These were the results! ☑️ ------ To show your appreciation to nurses who go above and beyond, send them a note! [link in bio]
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  • about 1 month ago
    Thank you to @dancingabc for always taking the time to come hang out with our kids!
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  • about 2 months ago
    Nurses are around 24/7 providing the best care for our kids, but sometimes, they’re more than a nurse. They’re the ones to encourage you with high-fives, can make a scary situation seem brighter, provide a laugh, and sometimes, they’re that special someone to be the Luigi to your Princess Peach. ------- Just like Samantha did, you too can share a note of appreciation to our nurses at bit.ly/nursenote-ig [link also in bio]. #NursesWeek
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  • about 2 months ago
    Still smiling, our kids are. Yeessssss. | It’s #StarWarsDay and, of course, we had to share this great moment again! #MayThe4thBeWithYou #TBT
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