Their $2 million gift to CHOC will launch 17 WellSpaces on campuses throughout the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) over the next four years.
Stories of Giving
Caleb was diagnosed with a rare disease, and over the past 13 years, he has experienced the CHOC difference. He now has hope and started his own fundraiser to give back to the hospital.
Joy struggled with mental health challenges from a young age. With CHOC’s expert care, Joy now has the tools to seek help when needed. When you give, you help adolescents and kids like Joy receive the care they need.
Supported solely through philanthropy, Odessa is CHOC’s newest resident therapy dog—and one of the first in the nation dedicated to a pediatric inpatient mental health unit.
The Comic Assent project, funded entirely by CHOC’s philanthropic community, utilizes the eye-catching comic book format to explain research projects to children ages 7-11 and request their participation. Customizable to any study, the Comic Assent educates children while giving them ownership during the research process.
When Sarah Carey suffered severe complications from Type 1 diabetes at age seven, her care team at CHOC gave her the support needed to manage a chronic illness and inspired her to give back—and become a nurse at the same hospital that changed her health journey forever.