"Portraits of Our Work" provides three individual perspectives of how Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital's compassionate care has changed lives.
In 1949, at the age of 15 months, former patient Robert Sepulveda began polio treatment at LAOH. Robert spent months-at-a-time, until he was 19-years-old, in the Hospital. He remembers how the doctors and nurses were like family, and how they motivated and inspired him to create a meaningful life. After a 30-year career with the City of Commerce, Robert reflects on his life. He credits LAOH with giving him the opportunity to achieve both fulfilling personal and professional lives.
A current patient at LAOH, Loralynn Dennis is a vibrant and energetic child who can do anything she wants to do. Born with a webbed hand, Loralynn's mom, Roxine Dennis, relied on LAOH's expert care to ensure that her daughter's future be as healthy and mobile as possible. Roxine explains how LAOH gave her family hope. Today, among other accomplishments, Loralynn is able to ride a bicycle and hold a pencil. She is determined and proud to achieve goals set in her physical therapy. The Dennis family trusted their daughter's care to LAOH, and they are continually amazed at Loralynn's progress.
Dr. Anthony Scaduto is inspired by the resiliency and strength of LAOH patients. As part of LAOH's incredible orthopaedic faculty committed to taking care of children regardless of their financial circumstances, Dr. Scaduto believes that every child deserves the opportunity to be healthy and successful. And it was that belief, combined with LAOH's strong history, and commitment to research and education, that attracted him to the field of pediatric orthopaedics and Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital.