Making Sick Kids Feel Better


“We spend a lot of time at the hospital, and events like this keep the kids entertained,” smiles Magin Amoia (not pictured), mother to 11-year-old Felicia Amoia. Felicia is enjoying decorating cookies at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa Monica. “Felicia has osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. We come here from Las Vegas because they don’t have the level of medical care that we need. Everybody here has been very kind and attentive. We’ve been really pleased with the level of communication. You feel like you’re in the loop and know what’s going on. We came in for reconstruction of her lower leg. We’ve been here for five days, and she’s doing great. I’m really happy that people go out of their way to make our sick kids feel better.”