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.

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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Still Hearing

Still Hearing

“I had a cholesteatoma, which is a growth in the ear that breaks all your ear stuff,” says Kenneth Sadler, who came to UCLA Health
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Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

Dr. Laks, Our Superhero

My son Josiah was born with a complex congenital heart defect in 1991. We were told he would have to wait for his surgical repair
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Alexa's Story

Alexa's Story

It has been over five years since Alexa was last released from the hospital.  After being diagnosed with
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Lump on the neck

Lump on the neck

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and
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Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

In Oct. of 2017, I had a dual lung transplant at UCLA/ Ronald Reagen Medical Center
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ECMO Heroes

ECMO Heroes

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Read more »

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,”
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A New Hope

A New Hope

Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo
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Urology is Fab-U-lous

Urology is Fab-U-lous

“We are here celebrating pride and diversity because UCLA Health is inclusive and is totally fabulous,” says Dr.
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Making a Difference

Making a Difference

As a board member for Bruin Beans Health Club (BBHC), the Kidney Health Fair at the beach served
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