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It's a long road for some kids.

We’re here to see it leads them home. Follow Ezra, a CHOC cancer patient, on his journey through the halls of CHOC and get a patient’s eye view of what it’s like to be in the hospital.


After five months of treatment for lymphoma, 5-year-old Ezra was headed home, but not before developing strong connections with the staff at CHOC.
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the Clark Family


A pediatric oncologist, Dr. Elyssa Rubin has cared for children with cancer at CHOC Children’s for almost a dozen years. She has forged strong relationships with patients and families
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Dr Elyssa Rubin


The talisman decorating Ezra’s IV pole is comprised of Beads of Courage. Each bead commemorates an event that a patient has experienced during treatment.
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Beads of Courage


For Justine & her labradoodle Wally, participating in CHOC Children’s pet therapy program is a chance to give back.
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Wally’s Story


Danielle Mucker may be a nurse in CHOC Children’s oncology/hematology unit, but with an ability to transform medical care into something fun for patients,
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Danielle’s Story

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We love every baby that comes to us

But we can’t wait to see them go home. Follow one NICU baby’s journey and see CHOC from a whole new perspective.


Dr. Kukreja and his colleagues understand the fear and worry parents can experience, especially when they first arrive at the NICU.
Learn more about Dr. Kukreja’s Story


The Gladdings have never been happier to be home. Afterall, it’s where Katie and her husband Jason expected to deliver their son Nathan just a few months ago.
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“I love helping kids just be kids and play, and allowing them to forget they’re in a hospital,” she says.
Learn more about Joani’s Story


Go Behind the Scenes

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of our new commercial. Hear from real CHOC doctors, nurses and patients about what makes this commercial-and CHOC-so special.

The CHOC Difference

Many hospitals offer intensive care units for newborns, but only a select few are among the top 35 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Learn more about the NICU


At the Hyundai Cancer Institute, we specialize in providing the latest pediatric cancer treatments by nationally recognized medical specialists.
Learn more about the Cancer Institute


Child Life specialists help patients and their family members feel more at ease while at the hospital so they can focus on what is most important: feeling better..
Learn more about Child Life


Pet therapy is a volunteer service that puts countless smiles on the faces of our patients and families. Our pet therapy program consists of dozens of dogs who play an important role in the treatment of our patients.
Learn more about Pet Therapy


A hospital stay can be stressful for patients and their families. Music therapy is an established health care profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of the patients.
Learn more about music therapy


There is no greater reward than making a difference in the life of a sick child. The volunteers at CHOC Children’s generously dedicate their time to provide vital assistance to all hospital departments.
Learn more about volunteering at CHOC


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