Polished Girlz, a non-profit organization that brings nail art to girls with special needs and frequent hospitalization, provided manicures for two girls and their family members as part of a yearly quinceañera event held by Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in partnership with Los Compadres. Orly provided polishes and supplies to create the nails and gifted the honorees with product to take home.
Each year, CHLA holds a quinceañera for a deserving patient who is nominated by social workers. This year they honored two girls. More than 250 guests gathered for the event held October 27 at the White House Event Center in Anaheim, Calif. The Polished Girlz team was led by 17-year-old founder Alanna Wall (who flew in from Dayton for the event). Polished Girlz and Orly have partnered before for other CHLA events so they were happy to be involved again.
The first young person to be honored, 15-year-old Edna Segura, suffers from a rare brain cancer. She is losing her sight as a result and is in the process of learning braille. She lives with her mother and 18-year-old sister, who takes care of them both as her mother is also losing her sight due to diabetes. She is obsessed with Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and wore her hair, dress, and nails to match Belle.
The second young person, 14-year-old Kailey Farias, suffers from a rare blood condition that requires weekly transfusions. She was dressed all in white and ruffles with her hair long and loosely waved. Her mother also received pampering from the glam teams.