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Children Our Everything
Children. Our Everything. is published quarterly by the CHOC Children's Foundation. It features stories about patients, donors, board members and community involvement; and news about guilds, events, Children's Miracle Network and hospital updates. It is mailed to donors who support CHOC with a gift of $50 or more.

COVER STORY :
Sisters with Rare Immune Disorders are Grateful for CHOC Children's

When Cris Kyriakidis woke up one morning in 2000, it was a day like any other—until she entered her 2-year-old daughter Lauren’s bedroom. Cris found Lauren lying in blood-soaked sheets, her little body covered in bruises.

“It looked like Lauren had been thrown out of a window, or severely beaten,” Cris recalls, evoking the painful images associated with that horrific moment.

Frightened and confused, Cris and her husband Otto called their family pediatrician, Dr. Michael Shannon, who immediately cleared his schedule to see Lauren. As soon as he took one look at Lauren, he personally walked her down to the lab for blood work and made arrangements for Lauren to be admitted to CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

 

“There is no textbook case for her cure or treatments.”

There, the staff performed additional blood tests and discovered Lauren’s platelet count was almost non-...
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Last fall, 140 Talium Tae Kwon Do students, masters and instructors raised more than $16,500 to benefit CHOC Childrens during Health Kicktheir second annual board break-a-thon and fundraiser.
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Calendar of Events Calendar of Events
Coast Iron & Steel Donation Creates Endowment to Support Child Life Coast Iron & Steel Donation Creates Endowment to Support Child Life
Coast Iron & Steel created a $50,000 endowment to support CHOCs Child Life Department.
Walden and Jean Young Shaw Foundation Supports CHOC Children's Walden and Jean Young Shaw Foundation Supports CHOC Children's
Since 1986, the Walden and Jean Young Shaw Foundation has generously supported CHOC and CHOC Childrens at Mission Hospital.
"Lady Ducks" Fashion Show Benefits Creation of Adolescent Oncology Wing at CHOC
In February, the "Lady Ducks" Fashion Luncheon, put on by the Anaheim Ducks wives and significant others, raised $98,000 for CHOC Childrens.
Fullerton Rotary Donates $3,000 to Purchase Laptops for CHOC Patients Fullerton Rotary Donates $3,000 to Purchase Laptops for CHOC Patients
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More than 80 of Orange County's prominent business, civic and society leaders raised $575,000 for CHOC Childrens during the CHOC Follies
Board Member Spotlight: Terry Adams Board Member Spotlight: Terry Adams
A father of two teenage children, Terry Adams is grateful hes never needed CHOC Children's
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