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A Vision Realized

Camille DesJardins' parents, Julie and Stephen, have made a generous donation to help support the growth of the Children's Comfort Care Program, under the direction of Dr. Elana Evan, at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Camille, who is 8, faces numerous medical and developmental challenges including epilepsy and cerebral palsy but has a remarkable capacity to dream. Using a digital book, Camille created her version of Cinderella and Prince Charming's wedding and reception. On November 13, 2011, at The Montage Beverly Hills, her fairytale vision was realized. Everything, from the wedding dress, flowers and black-tie reception to the cake and casting of princes and princesses, was donated. The Children's Comfort Care Program, the only one of its kind in Southern California, helps Camille pursue her dreams by providing pain and symptom management and enhancing her quality of life. 


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