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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…

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…

2/14/22 E-news: To Operate or Not to Operate + Survey Reminder + Sick & Tired + Happy Valentine's Day!

2/14/22 E-news: To Operate or Not to Operate + Survey Reminder + Sick & Tired + Happy Valentine’s Day!

Para leer en español, haga click en la esquina derecha y cambie el idioma de ingles a español. Meet Adrian!   Adrian is 8 years old and in 2nd grade. He loves exploring the great outdoors, laughing and playing with his little sister, cars, music & dancing, and french fries!   Adrian is diagnosed with a…

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…

Dec Enews: A Second Generation Tichenor Family, Holiday Party, New Class!

Dec Enews: A Second Generation Tichenor Family, Holiday Party, New Class!

  Para leer en español, haga click aqui y cambie el idioma de ingles a español en la esquina derecha.  Dear friends of Tichenor,    This is my smart, beautiful daughter Skylar. She turns three in January. She was born at Long Beach Memorial at 41 weeks but arrived struggling to breathe due to an infection. She…

“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…