I’ve always been passionate about children and that passion inspired Love that Baby, a clothing line I founded in 1998. While making a clothing donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles I was asked to volunteer with the patients. I, along with my dog Audrey, began to make bedside visits to children staying in hospitals throughout Los Angeles. I noticed immediately that despite their illness the children had a radiant quality that added a gracefulness to their tremendous courage.
Then in 2012 my world was turned upside down when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I left Los Angeles and moved to Arkansas to care for her during her yearlong battle. Although I missed the children terribly I realized that they had given me a precious gift. Being with them prepared me to cope with my mom’s illness and her many hospital stays. When my mom passed and I went back to Los Angeles it was the children who helped me heal.
I started Angela’s Angels to give back to these amazing children who helped me so profoundly.