July is Disability Pride Month – by Kim Vuong

This month is Disability Pride Month, coinciding with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This landmark law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. In 2023, the city of Long Beach passed a resolution that the month of July will be disability…

Emerick: “Dad! Watch me! See what I can do??”

My son Emerick was born with a dislocated hip. It caused him a lot of pain as he grew. When Emerick was 5 years old, Dr. Chang (an orthopedic surgeon at Miller Children’s Hospital and Tichenor Clinic’s Medical Director) determined that he needed hip surgery; without it, Emerick would suffer many complications as he continued…

Alex & Daniela: The Story of Piggy

If you have visited the front desk at Tichenor Clinic, you have seen Piggy. But do you know the story of how Piggy came to be??  Today, Alex is a middle schooler in advanced classes. His spirit of generosity and caring persist – he tutors a fellow student in math! And Daniela? She went on to…