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.

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to
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Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

“She was the one who fell in love with me and I have never regretted being married,” says Rudolph Loebel, who found out he
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UCLA Gave Me A New Life

UCLA Gave Me A New Life

In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my
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Life Saving Plastic Surgery

Life Saving Plastic Surgery

“I was cycling and an intoxicated driver turned in front of us. I was pinned under the car for 10 minutes,” says Jeff, who
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A Christmas Wish Granted

A Christmas Wish Granted

Henry Morales had one wish. The Oncology patient at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica wanted his six-year-old daughter, London, to experience a white Christmas
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Surgery Surprise

Surgery Surprise

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing Read more »

Entrepreneur Helping Sick Kids

Entrepreneur Helping Sick Kids

“We were talking about ways to help people who were sick, and kids specifically, and we thought, ‘Why not make cards out of Maddy’s
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My Son's Brain Tumor

My Son's Brain Tumor

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying "C" is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn't know what was going on.
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Looking Younger, Feeling Better

Looking Younger, Feeling Better

“I was a sun worshipper when I was younger and I noticed I was starting to age rapidly,” says 55-year-old Veronica T. Sanchez, who
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Toys from the Heart

Toys from the Heart

Vivian Prickett was born with a complex congenital heart defect and spent the first six months of her life in the NICU. At just 10 days old she had open heart surgery.
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25 years with arthritis

25 years with arthritis

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old,” says Carly Panchura, now 39 and an advocate for arthritis research.
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Always choosing UCLA

Always choosing UCLA

“I have severe arthritis and my ability to walk and move about is declining,” says 80-year-old Will Carter, who is in the geriatric ward at
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