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​"I started the foundation, Angela's Angels, because I wanted to make a difference. Losing my mother really just showed me that I needed to do more to give back," says Angela Roberts, founder of Angela's Angels and regular #volunteer at Ronald Reagan #UCLA Medical Center. A volunteer in pediatrics since 2002, Angela was visiting a patient in an isolation room when she thought, "There isn't much you can bring a patient in isolation, it would be really amazing if he had his own iPad." Angela bought the first iPads herself, but everything else has either been pro bono, given as a donation, or part of a fundraising effort. "We've been able to provide an iPad every time we get a request from the hospital. A child in need can then use the iPad for school, they can FaceTime with their teacher and talk to family. Most of the fundraising for the iPads is done through a program I developed called Kids Helping Kids. These children will hold a real or virtual lemonade stand to raise money and buy an iPad for a child in need. It's these kids who keep me going and keep me coming." #ItBeginsWithU #NationalVolunteerWeek #UCLAHealth​ @angelasangelscharity

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