Jennifer Flavin Stallone
Jennifer and Sophia shared their story of Sophia’s diagnosis of a congenital heart defect. Initially undergoing surgery as an infant, then at 16 undergoing her second open heart surgery, under the care of Dr. Vaughn Starnes at CHLA. The Stallone’s expressed immense appreciation for the care provided by CHLA and was grateful to learn that all children, regardless of family’s ability to pay, receive CHLA’s world class care.
Nikki DeLoach shared her story and gratitude, where the amazing doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles saved her son’s life. Bennet had his first open heart surgery at five days old and two subsequent surgeries.
Dr. Lindsay Andras
Dr. Lindsay Andras, an incredibly talented surgeon and Director of the Spine Program, provided insight to the complex journey many of her patients experience. She was joined on stage with Bobbie Gerson, patient family, whose young daughter Sara is being treated for spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disorder that affects motor neurons in the spinal cord. Bobbie expressed tremendous gratitude to Dr. Andras, for her compassionate and world class care for young Sara.