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Stars 4 Smiles Brings Celebrities and Fun and Games to Pediatrics

Celebrities from movies, sports, and even magic surprised our patients (and staff) with a visit on September 16th for an amazing day of fun and tons of laughs thanks to Stars 4 Smiles, an organization dedicated to bringing smiles to the faces of hospitalized children across Southern California.

Rita Tateel, President of The Celebrity Source and founder of Stars 4 Smiles, says she was inspired to create the organization because as a child, she was hospitalized from age 3 to 5. The hospitalization traumatized her so much that she stopped talking for a year. "The idea of being able to bring smiles to hospitalized children and their families felt like the perfect way to give back to the community," says Rita.