Volunteer Interview: Irit Paiement!

Hi, Irit! Can you tell us how you first heard about Tichenor Clinic for Children and when you started volunteering? I first heard about Tichenor through my grandfather, Dr. Mark Hoffer, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who worked with the children at Tichenor. I was able to begin volunteering last summer and would love to continue…

Tichenor Clinic: Parent Support Group helps families, and what’s ahead for the iconic Long Beach facility

The Parent Support Group helps empower parents to better advocate for their children, request services and understand their health insurance. PUBLISHED: January 3, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. in the Press-Telegram Editor’s note: This is the last of three excerpts from the forthcoming book, “Adelaide’s Legacy: Tichenor Orthopedic Clinic for Children.” Today’s excerpt deals with how Tichenor’s…

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??  In 2004, we had a patient who started in our Development Program after having been born at 24 weeks weighing 1 pound, 8 ounces. In her first year of…

What’s In A Name?

Have you ever wanted to change something about yourself? Wished you were a better version of yourself? Even a different person entirely? Gabriel is a bright and charming 18-year-old. He LOVES music – from a very young age he would stand in the middle of the living room pretending to be the lead singer and…