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Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Honored Pediatric Patients with Holiday Party

Miracle Kid Nate Farrell
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Dance power couple Allison Holker and Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss co-hosted pediatric patients at the Dance For Kids Holiday Party presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Allison Holker and Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss

Allison Holker and Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss Photo: Albert Evangelista

Allison and Twitch’s holiday giving campaign is aimed at raising funds and awareness for the 10 million children treated every year at Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Learn more and support at

Dean Cain and his son Christopher - Photo: Albert Evangelista

Dean Cain and his son Christopher – Photo: Albert Evangelista

Hollywood’s brightest stars and their children joined Allison and Twitch at Avalon Hollywood to spend a fun-filled day with inspiring patients from member hospitals Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Orange County at the Dance For Kids Holiday Party.

Ali Fedotowsky and her daughter Molly - Photo: Albert Evangelista

Ali Fedotowsky and her daughter Molly – Photo: Albert Evangelista

It was a family affair for Oscar Nunez, Ali Fedotowsky, Babyface, Dean Cain, Arianne Zucker, Perez Hilton, Pooch Hall, Patricia Velasquez, Skyler Stone and Kimberly Caldwell, who all brought their kids to enjoy the party.

Oscar Nunez and his daughter August check out the face painting - Photo: Igor Spector

Oscar Nunez and his daughter August check out the face painting – Photo: Igor Spector

The red carpet was packed with stars sharing messages of hope and holiday wishes to patients at local children’s hospitals all over the country.


Actor and comedian Adam Devine was reunited with his Miracle Kid co-star Angelica Hale from the “Superheroes For Kids” campaign.

Paralympian medalist Amy Purdy was reunited with her Miracle Kid buddy Nate Ferrell whom she shared a dance with at last year’s holiday party.

 Brittany Cherry and Allison holker from Dancing With the Stars

Brittany Cherry and Allison holker from Dancing With the Stars

Becca Tilley from “The Bachelor” enjoyed taking holiday photos with Miracle Kids and friends at the party.

Recording artist and CMN teen ambassador Alli Simpson, said she looks forward to the CMN Hospitals holiday party every year.

Guests were transported into a magical and festive ambiance where they enjoyed face painting, glitter hair braids, caricatures, balloon art, and a holiday themed photo booth by FLIPBOOTH.


Good Works Makes A Difference gifted partygoers with gorgeous inspirational jewelry.

Partygoers created their own holiday cards with Tiny Prints and decorated holiday ornaments with Kona Ice. Everyone enjoyed a hot chocolate and coffee bar hosted by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, an organic juice bar by Suja, custom shaved ice treats by Kona Ice, and delicious cotton candy by Love Swirls.

Guests were treated to a gourmet lunch served by Avalon’s executive chef with hydration powered by AQUAHyrdate.


Miracle Kids and celebrities showed off their hottest dance moves in CMN Hospitals’ social media dance booth. Fans from all over the world tuned in to the fun during DanceOn’s live-stream of the party hosted by Steven Helmkamp, Allison and Twitch introduced guests to 13-year-old Emma from Avon, Indiana, who dances with Infinity Dance Academy and was the top fundraiser in the ir Dance For Kids holiday giving campaign.

Emma sold custom T-shirts to support her local children’s hospital, inspired by her Miracle Kid friend Maison who is treated there. Guests were treated to two incredible musical performances.

Eight year-old Miracle Kid Angelica Hale sang Mariah Carey’s holiday classic, “ All I Want For Christmas Is You” and left everyone in awe of her stunning voice.


Miracle Kids Mason and Julia and Nate strike a pose in the slip to sell a holiday photo booth

Miracle Kid Isaiah Acosta who was born without a jaw and the ability to speak, inspired everyone at the party when he took to the stage with Rap artist Trap House to perform his original hip-hop song “Oxygen To Fly.” The combination of Trap House spitting fire on Isaiah’s powerful lyrics while Isaiah commanded the stage and felt every beat of the music, left everyone in the room riveted. It was a powerful moment for Isaiah to share his story using the power of music and to feel the love and support of CMN Hospitals supporters.

The party was kicked into high gear when Miracle Kids Angelica, Nate, Jordin, Maison and Asher shared their signature dance moves. The crowd went wild, cheering the Miracle Kid s on! Allison and Twitch taught everyone the Dance For Kids morale dance, which was made up from combining the Miracle Kids signature moves.


Guests enjoy making holiday cards with Tiny Prints

DJ Bizzy kept the dance -floor packed as over five hundred guests grooved to the hottest hits. Actors Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge and Brian White joined professional dancers Comfort Fedoke, Carmit Bachar and Brittany Cherry and Miracle Kids for dance circles and battles hyped by Allison and Twitch. Child stars Faithe Herman, Eris Baker, Lonnie Chavis and Mackenzie Hancsicsak and co-stars from the NBC hit show “This Is Us”, enjoyed meeting Santa and taking photos together. Nadja Ayala, Miracle Kid and star of the new movie “The Bounce Back” said she felt a real sense of community at the Dance For Kids Holiday Party.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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miracle-kid-nate-farrellChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, or visit our blog: . Named one of the best chi ldren’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) is exclusively committed to the health and well -being of children through cli nical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients.

Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state -of-the-art hospitals in Orange an d Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence – the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award fr om the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.

Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence. Twitter: @CHOCChildrens

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