Mia has been in and out of the hospital since she was just 6 weeks old. Nine years later, on the way to CHOC Children's Hospital for a brain procedure, Mia's mom Meg called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest for some words of encouragement. While in the hospital, Meg received a call back. Little did the radio team know, Mia was participating in Seacrest Studios programming. From Mad Libs to art classes, Mia's energy is contagious.
"Thank you for cheering me up, I am here at CHOC and want to thank you for your support."
-Mia (9), CHOC Children's
Mia first connected with Ryan Seacrest on-air to thank him for building Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals to help keep patients like herself entertained. While in the hospital, Mia engages with studio programming and art sessions to help guide her through her healing journey. Touched by her powerful story, Ryan sent Mia art supplies to encourage her to continue practicing her skills both at home and in the hospital.