Here’s to you, the patients, families, volunteers and communities who inspire and push us to be our best in all that we do. Read the stories about our staff and patients and the many others who inspire us.

25 year celebration

25 year celebration

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years
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'Getting Hitched'

'Getting Hitched'

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since
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Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney
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Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high
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Dental Surprise

Dental Surprise

“I like the horse, it was so cute. Blue Moon had a little braid and shoes,” says Margaret Siguenza, who was visiting Read more »

Human Being at UCLA Health

Human Being at UCLA Health

“Having heart disease is not easy, and finding out the only cure is a heart transplant is really difficult,” says
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Uplifting Art

Uplifting Art

“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really
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Be Proactive

Be Proactive

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms
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Support for Seizures

Support for Seizures

“I started having seizures when I was 6,” says 16-year-old Alfred Guilfoil, who has nocturnal tonic-clonic frontal lobe seizures. “My seizures only occur at
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From Overwhelming to Life-Changing

From Overwhelming to Life-Changing

“At first, what’s expected of you seems overwhelming,” says Richard Sassin, a cardiology patient who joined the
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Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

“I’ve volunteered for more than 3,000 hours,” says John Goldrick, a volunteer at UCLA
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Mammogram was Life-Saver

Mammogram was Life-Saver

“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of
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