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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Memorial Care Health System
Vol. 2, No. 1
December 7, 2010
Kid's Corner
  Keep the Holiday Season Safe For You and Your Family
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Your Help Gives Our Patients Hope This Holiday Season. Learn More
  Miller Children's Keeps the Holiday Cheer for Patients & Their Families During Hospitalization
  Hospitalization can be difficult for any family and particularly during the holidays. With the help of our community, Miller Children's is receiving donations and planning special holiday events almost daily throughout December. Check out some of our upcoming events or find out how you can give back to our patients and their families.
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  Hallway Music Program Lifts Patients' Spirits
  Parent Advisory Board Gives Back During the Holidays
Featured Events
  From the Red Carpet to Long Beach - Miller Children's Auxiliary Fashion Show & Silent Auction on Feb. 5
  Support Kids With Life-Threatening Illnesses at the Palliative Care Pursuit Walk on March 5
Community Partner Spotlight
Turner Construction Helps Bring Santa's Workshop to Patients at Miller Children's
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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Patient, Julia Hernandez, Chosen as One of Only Five National "Ambassador Kids" for the St. Baldrick's Foundation

Julia's diagnosis came out of nowhere. She was always pretty healthy and just like any other teenager, you couldn't get her iPod headphones out of her ears. Julia is a fun-loving 16-year-old that loves music and sports. Just 10 days before her 16th birthday, Julia had unexplained knee pain that took her to the emergency room. After the ER, she and her mother, Beth, followed up with the orthopedist and visited the hospital for pain management. On the day after Valentine's Day Julia and her family couldn't believe the official diagnosis: her knee pain was caused by acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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