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Read these stories about members of the CHOC family - doctors, nurses, employees, volunteers, donors and patients - to learn more about their passion for the hospital and the services we provide.

 



CANCER STORIES

Tina

Tina
Tina Templeman's career has changed over the years, but her dedication has remained.


Christopher

Christopher
Christopher's attitude and outgoing personality helped him survive his cancer.


Kathleen

Kathleen
Kathleen Adlard is full of passion for our patients.


Nathan

Nathan
CHOC Children's helped Nathan when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.


Nicole

Nicole
Blood donations from friends and family helped save Nicole's life.


Jackson

Jackson
Jackson's Cancer is in Remission - Thanks to CHOC


Paige

Paige
CHOC was there for the Harmon family when the unexpected happened.


Christy

Christy
Child life specialist, Christy Campo, makes cancer a little less scary


Nancy

Nancy
Nancy Kuntz, a nurse practitioner, is an expert in the transplant process.


Julie

Julie
Julie Messina is a physician assistant who specializes in oncology.


Sharon

Sharon
Sharon Bergeron ensures our nurses are equipped to provide our patients with superior care.


Nicole

Nicole
"Our jobs are heartbreaking and rewarding all at once. I know I never want to work anywhere else. Ever."


Jarrett

Jarrett
Jarrett was a high school freshman, excelling academically and in sports, when he began experiencing headaches, nausea and difficulty with walking. After three weeks of no improvement, his parents took him to CHOC Children’s Hospital.


Barbara

Barbara
Because of her family’s history, Barbara McDavid decided that she wanted to work with cancer patients.


Danny

Danny
Former CHOC Patient Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Successful Transplant


Michael

Michael
Micheal Driscoll was 15 when he was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. Today, he is in remission.


Alexis

Alexis
Teen cancer patient plans for her future.


Megan, Matthew and Jacob

Megan, Matthew and Jacob
The Triumphant Trio and the calamities they clobbered.


Garrett

Garrett
Team centered approach to care averts rejection of transplanted bone marrow.


Megan

Megan
Megan El-Hinn was destined to be an oncology nurse. In fact, you might say that it is in her blood.


Marcos

Marcos
Marcos Di Pinto, Ph.D., is involved with each neuro-oncology patient at the Cancer Institute.


Carla

Carla
Carla Daum has a passion for working with oncology patients.


Jenee

Jenee
Jenee, a two-time survivor, knows what it is like to live through and be treated for cancer.


Colette

Colette
Being a case coordinator allows Colette to be an advocate for the Cancer Institute’s patients.


Sarah

Sarah
Diagnosed with leukemia, Sarah gets cutting-edge treatment at the CHOC Cancer Institute.


Dr. Sender

Dr. Sender
Dr. Sender strives to give the best care anywhere.


Janet

Janet
Janet and the After Cancer Treatment Survivorship (ACTS) team dedicate themselves to survivors.


Julene

Julene
For more than 20 years Julene Schenk has been caring for cancer patients at CHOC Children’s.


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