Through their dedication to CHOC, Lezlie Brown-Zoller; her daughter, Meghen Reahm; and Meghen’s daughter, Erika Hertz, has made a difference in the lives of countless children across decades.
Stories of Giving
As avid runners, the Jewells channeled their love for the sport into an annual family tradition named after their daughter who received care at CHOC for her type 1 diabetes—KatrinaKures. More than 15 years later, KatrinaKures surpassed $250,000 for diabetes research at CHOC.
Born with ectopia cordis, baby prepares for multiple corrective surgeries by a large team of CHOC experts.
Born with a rare heart defect, patient Ethan missed his kindergarten graduation, so the CHOC team brought the celebration to him. This is part of the CHOC Difference—making meaningful memories and acts of kindness, made possible from donors like you.
Thanks to the Children’s Hospital Play Grant program from The Toy Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association, 600 patients received a coping kit when admitted to CHOC’s Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center. With a journal, stuffed animal, model magic clay and other stress-reducing tools in these kits, our mental health patients can relieve their stress and enhance their overall feelings of well-being.
Fortunately, Max was in CHOC’s expert, caring hands, where we diagnosed him with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—along with providing him and his family with a comprehensive array of supportive services. This and everything we achieve for all our patients and families begins with our community’s support.