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Painting Casts for Kids

Luis Ruiz isn’t your typical orthopedic technician. The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles employee is going above and beyond to ensure that his young patients keep their spirits high during their hospital stay. Ruiz creates custom casts for patients that feature their favorite cartoon characters, like Tinkerbell and Olaf the snowman. Ruiz has painted thousands of casts over the years and his drawing skills have improved greatly over time. The fun images allow the kids to focus on something exciting rather than thinking about their injury. Thanks to Ruiz going the extra mile, patients at CHLA get to experience joy during what would otherwise be a frightening moment.

Image via Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

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