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
    Help us celebrate another Heart Warrior.⠀ —————⠀⠀ Today, Coleman is a sparky 13 year old who is full of life.  Enjoying almost everything boys his age would including a larger desire to help those around him.⠀ —————⠀⠀ When Coleman was just 6 weeks old, he was transported to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for cardiomyopathy left ventricular dysfunction, a serious condition in which the muscular wall of the heart’s main pumping chamber is too weak to pump blood properly. For seven years, Coleman was treated with medication and regular visits to Alan Lewis, MD, a cardiologist at the Heart Institute. Then one day, after his family noticed he was extremely lethargic and not eating normally, Coleman collapsed. At the hospital the next morning, Lewis told the family, “It’s time for a transplant.”⠀ —————⠀⠀ Read Coleman’s story [link in bio]⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #heartmonth #heartwarrior #heart
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  • 8 days ago
    Another successful Valentine's Day at CHLA! A giant heart-shaped thank you to everyone for submitting such kind notes for the kids at CHLA. Not only do the kids love them, but so do their parents. We also want to send a huge thanks to @blvdhotel_spa for supporting our efforts this year.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #valentinesday #valentines #valentinescard #heart #heartmonth
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  • 8 days ago
    Another successful Valentine's Day at CHLA! A giant heart-shaped thank you to everyone for submitting such kind notes for our kids. Not only do our kids love them, but so do their parents. We also want to send a huge thanks to @blvdhotel_spa for supporting our efforts this year.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #valentinesday #valentines #valentinescard #heart #heartmonth
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  • 8 days ago
    On the move! A huge thanks to everyone who sent in Valentine's day messages to the kids at CHLA. Check out our stories for more on today's Valentine's Day card distribution . . #valentinesday #valentines #heartmonth #valentinescard
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  • 8 days ago
    Makana Kadoguchi, 11, is one of the many patients who received Valentine’s Day cards today. But last night, she received something even more special: a new heart.⠀ ----- Diagnosed with a congenital heart block while still in the womb, Makana was expected to live a relatively normal life. Equipped with a pacemaker by kindergarten, Makana loved to run track, paint and being a part of Girl Scouts––and was able to do all this until last December.⠀ ----- As a last ditch effort, Makana received mitral valve surgery to ensure that her blood keeps moving forward through the heart. However, she was still showing signs of increased heart failure: nausea, sluggish, shortness of breath. Her doctors at CHLA had no choice but to put her on the heart transplant list and hope for the best possible outcome.⠀ ----- Three months later, Makana was placed on a Berlin heart, a ventricular assist device which takes over the work of one or both sides of the heart. Her and her family braced themselves as they anticipated the long wait for a heart. But four days later, the bittersweet news arrived.⠀ ----- Makana received her new heart on February 13, making Valentine’s Day just that much sweeter. “This is the best she’s felt in a long time,” says Makana’s mom.⠀ ----- From everyone at CHLA, Happy Valentine’s Day, Makana!⠀ ----- **Catch the full story on KCBS at 5 p.m. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @cbsla #valentinesday #valentines #valentinescard #heart #heartmonth #heartwarrior
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  • 8 days ago
    A huge thanks to everyone who sent in Valentine's day messages to the kids at CHLA. Check out our stories for more on today's Valentine's Day card distribution . . . #valentinesday #valentines #heartmonth #valentinescard
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  • 8 days ago
    Therapy dogs Luc and Blondie ready to help pass out the Valentine's day cards you submitted to the kids at CHLA. Check out our stories for more on our Valentine's card distribution. .⠀ . #valentinesday #dogs #therapydog #labrador #dogsofinsta #heartmonth
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  • 9 days ago
    Every year Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza sends a heart-shaped Valentine's pizza to a local business. This year they chose CHLA's Child Life team! Thanks @BigMamasNPapas!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #childlife #childlifespecialist #pizza #valentinesday #pizza🍕
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  • 14 days ago
    Spread a little love ❤️ Send in your message and we'll hand deliver it to a child on Valentine's Day! Plus, for each card submitted, BLVD Hotels will donate $1! [Link in bio]⠀ —————⠀⠀ #heartmonth #heart #valentines #valentine⠀⠀ #valentinescard #valentines2017 @blvdhotel_spa
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  • 14 days ago
    Spread a little love ❤️ Send in your message and we'll hand deliver it to a child on Valentine's Day! Plus, for each card submitted, BLVD Hotels will donate $1! [Link in bio]⠀ —————⠀⠀ #heartmonth #heart #valentines #valentine⠀⠀ #valentinescard #valentines2017 @blvdhotel_spa
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  • 14 days ago
    Spread a little love ❤️ Send in your message and we'll hand deliver it to a child on Valentine's Day! Plus, for each card submitted, BLVD Hotels will donate $1! [Link in bio] —————⠀ #heartmonth #heart #valentines #valentine#valentinescard #valentines2017 @blvdhotel_spa
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  • 16 days ago
    You might remember Macio's story. If not, in the fall of 2014, for the first time, Maceo got to play on a football team. At the start of the season, he set out with his mom to pick up his gear, including cleats, uniforms and one extra item: special padding to protect his pacemaker.⠀ —————⠀ Monique, Maceo’s mom, was admittedly nervous. Maceo not only has a pacemaker, but he’s also undergone 13 surgeries, including six open-heart surgeries, as a result of being born with tricuspid atresia, a rare heart condition in which the tricuspid valve doesn’t develop in the womb.⠀ —————⠀ Today, despite still undergoing treatment at CHLA, Maceo is a happy 9-year-old and still plays sports. Along the way he managed to keep in contact with his famous friend, D.J. Hayden of the Oakland Raiders.⠀ —————⠀ Read Maceo’s story [link in bio]⠀ ⠀ #heart #heartmonth #heartwarrior @raiders
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