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Colorful Characters

The young patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA get a colorful and friendly welcome on the fifth floor of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Mattel, Inc. sponsored new interactive artwork, which now adorns the walls. Mattel, in collaboration with Blik Design Firm, partnered with UCLA to design the murals. The characters and themes are based on suggestions from patients and families.

"One child was so excited to see all the characters around the wall, she walked all around the unit, despite her discomfort following surgery. The young girl said she wanted 'to see all of the pictures' before returning to her room," says Amy Bullock, director of UCLA's Chase Child Life program. "The murals add positivity to the unit and put smiles on everyone's faces."

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