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Arturo

Arturo

Arturo Hernandez’s life was saved by an injury he received playing the sport he loves – soccer. Like most little boys, Arturo loves to play. But after a soccer game, he went to his mom in extreme pain.
Allison

Allison

Allison has been an International Children’s Program (ICP) patient for 5 years. LuskinOIC doctors had followed her spine deformity progression twice a year. Due to rapid progression, Dr. Bowen decided to perform surgery in October 2022.
Ramses

Ramses

After years of searching for an expert provider in limb deficiency, Ramses’s family learned about LuskinOIC from a cousin living in El Centro. Through our International Children’s Program (ICP), Ramses received treatment in our Border Clinic in Mexicali...
Golden

Golden

Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing expert medical care is nearby when your child needs it. Heather needed it for her beautiful daughter, Golden.
Greg

Greg

Greg MacLellan began his lifelong association with Los Angeles Orthopaedics Hospital, now Orthopaedic Institute for Children, even before he was born.
Isabella

Isabella

When Isabella Lopez was born, her neonatologist referred her mother, Claudia Munoz, to an orthopedic specialist who diagnosed her baby girl with clubfoot and arthrogryposis, conditions that tighten and twist her joints and keep her from moving easily.
Jenna

Jenna

“I play a fair amount of sports,” says Jenna McKinney, “especially soccer.” Although the words are casual, Jenna’s eyes light up when she says them.
Jessica

Jessica

Jessica Chou always knew she was different. There was no lightbulb moment or sudden realization, she just knew that her cleft palate made her unique.
Octavio

Octavio

Octavio Medina didn’t see it coming. At 12 neither he nor his family had the knowledge or information to understand what was happening to him—but they knew something was happening and fast.
Scarlett

Scarlett

From day one we knew Scarlett was special, she was a fighter. She entered the world with her twin brother via emergency c-section at 32 weeks.
Ivonne

Ivonne

Every mother wants to give birth to a healthy baby. But what if your baby isn’t born that way? What if doctors tell you that, because the bones of your newborn’s lower legs will never grow, your baby girl will never, ever walk?
As'ad

As'ad

This year, through our International Children’s Program, we met a brave 10 year-old Nigerian, As’ad Kashim, who was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and/or other impairments.
Efrain

Efrain

Two years ago, Efrain's mom saw our Institute from the highway. While English is not her first language, she translated 'ortho' and 'pediatrics' and thought to herself 'maybe they could take care of my little boy.'
Bibiana

Bibiana

When 17-year-old Bibiana Mashamba was 10, intruders ransacked her home in Tanzania and cut off her right leg and two fingers. As horrible as the incident was, it wasn’t the young girl’s first brush with tragedy.
Braun

Braun

Practice is about doing something over and over again, trying to make it better each time. A lot of my friends hate it. They think it’s boring. But I love it.
Gordon

Gordon

Gordon Donlou, 49, was the first member of his family diagnosed with hemophilia. He experienced severe bleeding as a baby and was identified with hemophilia A at about 5 months old.
Ana

Ana

For a little girl who can barely stand or walk, dancing may seem an impossible dream. Yet OIC donors were able to fulfill this dream for Ana Gil, who was born with a rare disease that causes extreme bow legs.
Tarra

Tarra

I just like to do what makes me happy. I like getting A’s on my report cards. I like the feeling when I’m wearing my gymnastics medals.
Lizeth

Lizeth

Imagine not knowing that your daughter was fighting to ignore a horrible pain because she wanted so much to celebrate her 14th birthday.
Leah

Leah

In the beginning it seemed like nothing. My ankle just hurt a bit when I walked. It didn’t go away, so I told my dad.
Kosta

Kosta

Meet our Kosta. He was diagnosed with progressive infantile scoliosis at 17 months, a rare diagnosis of the spine that can, if untreated, be fatal.
Khedhar

Khedhar

Imaging having a 15 – year old son who suffered a knee injury on the basketball court. You took him to a local emergency department in the Valley where he was X-rayed and told he needed a cast.
Ivanna

Ivanna

Imagine that your four year old princess has to wear a “crown,” which in reality is a medical device that must stay attached to her skull for 15 hours a day.
Adelle

Adelle

Five minutes into her soccer game, Adelle Levi’s shot was intercepted by a defender, causing her to fall directly on her arm. She knew right away that it was broken.
Christian

Christian

I fell from the monkey bars at camp, and my left arm hurt so much. We went to the Emergency Room, and the doctor examined me. He gave me a temporary cast because they didn’t have the right size brace for me.
Charlie

Charlie

Mostly, I feel like nothing can stop me. I mean, when I want something I go after it. I work hard, and I play hard, too. But being hit by a car isn’t something you can control.
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