CHOC | Kids Health February 2021
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Dr. Chang

When the cardiologist becomes the patient – and parent

Dr. Anthony Chang had been a physician for 40 years when his own child needed heart surgery. Around the same time, he became a patient himself.

Meet Dr. Chang
CHOC heart families

Two generations of CHOC heart families

Liam, age 20 months, and Anaya, age 5 months, are cousins who both happen to be CHOC heart patients. Learning that your child has a heart condition and might need surgery can be scary and stressful for any parent or caregiver. However, both Liam’s mom and Anaya’s mom – sisters Jasmine and Jennifer – were already familiar with CHOC’s Heart Institute, having been patients themselves.

Say hello to these heart warriors

A day in the life of CHOC’s director of safety, security and emergency management

Calvin Fakkema spends his days working to ensure that CHOC is a safe environment for everyone, and that CHOC is prepared for any emergency scenario that may arise. He's been an integral part of CHOC's COVID-19 response, too. This day-in-the-life feature gives a peek into his workday.

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CHOC families giving back: Spotlight on BraveOnes Foundation

Rose and Jeff's son Hendrix passed away at age 1. In his honor, they banded together with their friends to create the BraveOnes Foundation, focused on creating childhood joy and supporting families.

See their impact
Virtual CHOC Walk

Virtual CHOC Walk in the Park is May 22

We invite you to join us for a CHOC Walk celebration from the safety of your own home. This beloved community event benefitting CHOC will bring the magic of the happiest walk on earth straight to your living room!

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US News 2020-21 for KH enews
U.S. News & World Report has ranked CHOC as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

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