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Making a Mark
Making a Mark is published bi-annually by the CHOC Foundation. It features CHOC and children?s healthcare news, patient highlights, hospital updates, board member spotlights, and community involvement stories and is mailed to donors who support CHOC with a gift of $250 and more.

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Little Emily

Little Emily Galvan rides around the hallway in a red wagon—her favorite activity of the day. Nearby, her favorite stuffed animals sit atop the bed in her room, and her clothes are hung neatly in the closet. Around 2 p.m., it’s time for her nap. Everything about this two-year-old girl’s life seems perfectly normal, other than the fact that it’s taking place at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

When Emily started walking, her parents thought her “toddler walk” was adorable. According to her mother Regina, “Emily never quite seemed to get her step right when she was learning to walk. We thought she’d outgrow it, but her awkward gait persisted, so we bought her new shoes. They didn’t help, but we thought she was just learning in her own way.”

“Then, she started throwing up about once-a-day,” Regina recalls. “We took her to her pediatrician, who thought she may have a virus. Th...
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