For the Kids

Terranea Resort is Teaming Up With Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Make March Matter!

Make March Matter is an annual campaign that rallies corporate partners, individual donors, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the public at-large to bring focus to the healthcare needs of the children of greater Los Angeles.

The goal is to raise $1 million during the month of March each year to support programs and services at CHLA that build healthier futures for children.

Why Make March Matter? For kids like Saylor.

In October 2009, Saylor was born six weeks early, with a heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, which was depriving her tiny body of sufficient oxygen.

Despite their fear and confusion, Saylor’s parents took time to thoroughly research various children’s hospitals. After speaking with renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Vaughn Starnes, MD, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, they decided to entrust him with their daughter’s care.

Saylor’s heart defect was so serious that she required multiple lifesaving procedures in the first few weeks of life—and spent about 300 days of her first 18 months in the hospital.

Starnes performed Saylor’s first open-heart surgery when she was just 10 days old, and she has undergone four more open-heart operations since.

“There’s no minor surgery when you’re dealing with your child,” Saylor’s mother says. “And if complications arise, you want the best mind figuring out how to solve them. That’s what you get at Children’s Hospital.”

Your support will help CHLA provide the very best care, conduct the most leading-edge research on children’s illnesses, and provide the personal touches and support that help children and families get through some of the toughest chapters in their lives. The dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at CHLA do all this—and so much more—thanks to people like you.

You can Make March Matter today by clicking here to donate today! You can also get involved at Terranea Resort: http://www.terranea.com/mmm