THE GIVING IT BACK AND PAYING IT FORWARD NEWSLETTER | June 2021
Happy Fathers Day to… Everyone?
You guessed it: Fathers Day is June 20. But why should I mention this to you?
Yes, TWO Gifts.
Gift #1 Your Home Sold Guaranteed, At Your Price, Or I’ll Buy It.*
Yes, this is the guarantee I am most famous for. And you will know that, whether it’s a super awesome real estate market or a housing recession, I have not wavered from this guarantee. The peace of mind from a guarantee like this is a fantastic gift.
I can think of none better. My team and I are committed to results. In fact, Results-Oriented is one of our core values. For more than 30 years, people have been coming to us when they want their home sold, at their price and with the least hassle. We look forward to the next 30 years of Guaranteed Results for L.A. homeowners. #coreychambers #realestate #news
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Go Serve Big!!! Investing In The People Of Our Great Community.
If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate company you can trust!
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Gift #2… Donations to one of the areas Leading NonProfits, CHLA Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. In last month’s letter, I updated you on our goal of raising $25,000 for CHLA. In case you missed it, we donate a portion of our income from home sales to help the kids. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3). a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps young patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Its history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today its medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients. CHLA provides more than $316.2 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at the hospital and around the world. YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDS! Keep them coming!
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service and ironclad guarantees but the kids of Children’s Hospital will benefit too! Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling. My number is 213-880-9910.
Your Referrals help the Kids!
Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! As we move forward this Summer, please know we areA Real Estate Company That Gives Back!
Thank you in advance for your referrals! My number is 213-880-9910.
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P.S. Check out the story enclosed of this amazing young person whose life was given back thanksCHLA Your referrals help kids!
Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:
You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online, or forward the link to someone you know considering a move.
Why I support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
I grew up right here in the Greater Los Angeles Area, born in Los Angeles County at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard-working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a Los Angeles Area California native, I take pride in supporting in a way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rallies around our annual goal or raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children”s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitment to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
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A Young Actress’s Real-Life Drama
After surviving a freak accident and emergency surgery, ‘Station 19’s Lalia feels inspired to give back to others. — By Monica Rizzo
Life-and-death emergencies are commonplace on “Station 19,” the ABC drama where 12-year-old Lalia plays the childhood version of firefighter Andrea “Andy” Herrera. But in late October 2020, Lalia found herself in the middle of an emergency that looked like something that might be depicted on her show.
Medics worked furiously to stabilize her condition so they could transport her to the nearest hospital. Lalia’s skull was fractured and a nail from the swing attachment penetrated her brain. In addition to the large loss of blood, by the time she arrived at the emergency room near her home, Laila suffered a stroke and her brain began to swell.
To reduce swelling, surgeons performed a craniotomy, a procedure for patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury whereby a portion of the skull is removed.
“For the next 24 hours, every time the doctors came out to give us an update they would say ‘She’s alive,’” Stacey says. “We took it one hour at a time until we got the news—she was showing signs of improvement, but she was paralyzed on her left side.”
“There was talk about how much movement I would regain, and the doctors would say, ‘We have to take it one day at a time’ and I would just say no,” Lalia says. She didn’t want to hear about anything other than a full recovery.
The road to recovery
Two and a half weeks after the accident, Lalia was admitted to the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation Rehabilitation Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She stayed for approximately seven weeks of inpatient care and intensive physical therapy and occupational therapy.
“When she arrived, she could hardly move her left side. She couldn’t do finger-to-finger or finger-to-nose kinds of things,” says Kevan Craig, DO, Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at CHLA. “She couldn’t stand and she couldn’t even get out of bed. She could talk and her speech was OK, but her left side was basically shut down.”Lalia in October 2020, two days after the accident
The other focus of Lalia’s inpatient treatment was to improve her range of motion and build enough strength, coordination and endurance to walk again. On Nov. 9, Lalia stood up for the first time. On Dec. 20, she took her first steps with a walker.
“I knew I would walk again. I knew I could do it if I put in the work,” Lalia says, noting that she had so much support from patients and the staff. “Everybody was so upbeat.”
Since being discharged just before Christmas, Lalia has stayed in touch with several patient families. She also still sees her favorite CHLA team members at her weekly therapy appointments.
“Lalia was so weak when we started,” says Briana Pollard, OTD, OTR/L, who has worked with Lalia since January. “Now she can carry things with her left hand without hesitation. We have worked on things like zipping up her hoodie, tying her shoes, putting her hair in a ponytail, putting on earrings —basic life skills that we normally don’t give a second thought about but that promote independence in life. Of course, getting back to playing soccer, BMX biking, and all of her other amazing activities is the ultimate goal, but first we had to look at the bigger picture and work on all her self-care tasks and underlying skills that she will need to live her life independently, socialize with her friends, and do the things she loves to do.”
On March 3, Lalia took her first steps unassisted and on March 25, she returned to work on “Station 19,” much to the delight of her fellow cast and crew members.
Giving thanks by giving back
Now Lalia is focused on giving back to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. On June 12, she and her family will participate in the Fifth Annual Walk and Play L.A.virtual event. Lalia has also committed to donating a portion of sales from her clothing line, LATE, which she and her friend Cate launched May 9. The line, whose name is a combination of the girls’ first names, is a collection of “dressy lounge wear” for Tween girls and features several pieces that are named after the caregivers who helped Lalia get back on her feet. And, if a caregiver puts in a special request, Laila says LATE will customize at no charge any of the sweatshirts or tees to accommodate a patient’s needs.
“We wanted to design some items that would help kids in the hospital because it’s hard to get dressed when you have an IV or a cast,” Lalia explains. For every item purchased through LATEclothingla.com, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to CHLA’s Division of Rehabilitation Medicine.
A gifted athlete who enjoys competing in track and soccer and also rides BMX bikes with her three brothers, Lalia knows the importance of regular exercise to stay healthy.
“My skull is still open where the nail went into the back of my head, so they will need to put in a PEEK implant.”
A PEEK, or polyetheretherketone, implant is man-made, computer-designed material that basically serves as a “puzzle piece,” Lalia says, “that will fit in the area where bone was removed after my accident.”
While Lalia will need to continue to focus on her recovery, “the improvement she has made thus far is remarkable,” Pollard says. “Lalia is such a go-getter in all aspects of her life. She doesn’t take the easy way out. Nothing is going to hold her back.”
How you can help:
Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members who are considering making a move:
www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or call Corey at 213-880-9910
LOFT & CONDO LISTINGS DOWNTOWN LA [MAP]Lalia’s first steps, after her accident
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