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Miss Los Angeles County, Katie Bozner, made 10-year-old patient, Mia Capuano from Menifee, feel like a princess while receiving care at LLUCH, Wednesday, Aug 9.

Miss Los Angeles County 2017, Katie Bozner, visited patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) Wednesday, August 9. The 22-year-old beauty queen, a Corona native, spent the afternoon talking to patients in playrooms and went bedside to those who were unable to leave their rooms.

A University of Redlands graduate, Bozner’s interactions with the children came naturally. “I really enjoy visiting with kids,” she said during her visit, “and they seem to like me too.”

In addition to taking photos with the kids, Bozner delivered princess crowns, goodie bags and other gifts she made herself to patients, whose smiles reflected the sparkly crown adorned on her head.

Bozner won the Miss LA County title in October 2016. Although she will give up her title in two months, she is looking forward to competing in the Miss California pageant in December.

PHOTO CAPTION: Miss Los Angeles County, Katie Bozner, made 10-year-old patient, Mia Capuano from Menifee, feel like a princess while receiving care at LLUCH, Wednesday, Aug 9.

Additional photos available for download here.

 

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Loma Linda University - Children's Hospital

About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH

The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

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