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Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later.

Luis’ daughter, [...]


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Thriving Body, Happy Mind

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that [...]


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41 Years Later, Still Cancer Free

41 Years Later, Still Cancer Free

“It’s been 41 years since my transplant,” recalls 74-year-old John Frey, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 31-years-old. John shared his medical [...]


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Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare

“In January, I found a lump in one of my breasts,” recalls 22-year-old Summer Mendell, whose doctor advised her to get a
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Healing the Invisible Wounds

Healing the Invisible Wounds

“I was part of a female engagement team, and we were helping an all-girls school that had been blown up by the Taliban rebuild,” recounts [...]


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Finding Identity Again

Finding Identity Again

“When I lost my arm, I felt like I lost my identity,” admits 46-year-old Darius Johnson, who was an infantryman and squad leader in the [...]


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Thankful for Love:  Intensive Care Unit Wedding Ceremony Brings Joy to Grieving Family

Thankful for Love: Intensive Care Unit Wedding Ceremony Brings Joy to Grieving Family

The bride looked beautiful in her wedding dress, soft music welled in the background, and her father stood ready by her side.  But instead of [...]


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Giving to Others

Giving to Others

“We’re having a fall Thanksgiving meal on top of a food drive for the Bruin Shelter,” says Kate Paulsen, a fourth-year student at the
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'Happy Holidays'

'Happy Holidays'

“The Student Affairs Office is actually serving the students during the Fall Gathering as a way to give back,” reflects [...]


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Fall Gathering & Food Drive

Fall Gathering & Food Drive

“The Fall Feast is an event we look forward to every year,” reveals Aurora Reyes (not pictured) Director for Career Development and Wellbeing at the [...]


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Making NICU Easier Through Music

Making NICU Easier Through Music

“I will ask the parents to write a poem or letter to their baby,” explains Esteban Roa, a Read more »

A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

Beautiful Santa Monica weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 20th annual ‘Party on the Pier’. The event attracted more than 2,000 attendees this year, generating [...]


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