Beads of Courage Program

From Maddi’s Closet helped ensure important patient care and emotional support of children enrolled in the arts-in-medicine supportive care program known as the Beads of Courage.

“Through this program, for each patient enrolled in our ambulatory settings, we provide a CHLA logo bead, a Maddi’s Closet logo bead, and a different color bead to each patient every time they reach certain milestones or face a challenge, allowing them to focus on their successes and giving them courage to face their next hurdle.

The Beads of Courage program has become such an important part of our patients’ and families’ daily routine in our inpatient and outpatient hematology oncology areas and truly gives them something to be proud of. It is a visual way for them to tell their story, and has proven to help boost morale. We feel so lucky to be able to participate in this program, and it is due to donations like yours that allow us to maintain it. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support and generosity.”

Rita Secola, PhD RN CPON FAAN
Patient Care Service Director
Hematology Oncology Service Line
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


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