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My Son Emerick

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…

Q&A With Kim Vuong, Tichenor Clinic Community Liaison

We recently spoke with Kim Vuong, our Community Liaison, and how she utilizes her AAC device and more! Q: Hi Kim! Can you give a brief introduction, please, for those who may not know you?   My position with Tichenor Clinic for Children, I am the Community Liaison.  I also run a teen support group…

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

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…

“If Javi could speak, I know he would say thank you”

Para leer in español, haga click aquí y cambie el idioma de inglés a español en la esquina superior derecha    Javier (Javi) came to us at 3 years old. Due to his type of cerebral palsy, balance and coordination are challenging. He also has an intellectual disability and is non-verbal. His mother Susana was…

The Story of Piggy

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?

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…