“Daniel was strong and supportive” After suffering severe stomach pains, Daniel was admitted to White Memorial Medical Center for treatment of appendicitis. This was the first hospital stay for 8-year-old Daniel, but he was open to asking questions and listened to all his nurses and staff. He willingly shared his experience and also listened to […]
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“Cynthia relied on her own strength” Cynthia was admitted to White Memorial Medical Center around the holidays for appendicitis. The 5-year-old kindergartener sadly had to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but bravely dealt with her situation. Here is her story, written by her nominating Child Life Specialist at the hospital. “Cynthia appeared very […]
“Andrew immediately started asking questions” Andrew was admitted to White Memorial Medical Center for appendicitis. Right away, the staff knew he wasn’t like the average 5-year-old. Although he appeared frightened, Andrew immediately started asking questions about his situation. “Are you giving me a shot? Are you the doctor? How will you fix my tummy?” he […]
“We view Monserrat’s efforts as heroic!” Admitted to White Memorial Medical Center for appendicitis, 9-year-old Monserrat underwent surgery to remove the organ. Her time at the facility was spent bravely battling to recovery and communicating openly and honestly with her Child Life team. Her Child Life Specialist writes, “Monserrat shared her fears and concerns with […]
LOS ANGELES, CA: Every year international children’s charity Kids Wish Network partners with hundreds of pediatric facilities to recognize kids experiencing life-altering situations through its Hero of the Month program. Kids Wish Network is overjoyed to announce White Memorial Medical Center as an Honored Hero Facility of 2013 for going above and beyond to celebrate […]
Analeyah is an adorable little 6-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, who has recently stayed quite a few times at White Memorial Medical Center. The shy child first came to the hopsital with respiratory distress and endured many frightenting procedures with numberous blood draws and IV starts.