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Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent…
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Gio's Journey

Gio's Journey

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels…
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Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my lif [...]

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver…
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16 Hour Surgery

16 Hour Surgery

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running…
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A Reason to Live

A Reason to Live

Three years ago, my wife died, and I just gave up. I didn’t want to do dialysis anymore.
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Twins Share in Recovery

Twins Share in Recovery

"Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55," says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej…
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I wish I had been able to do this earlier

I wish I had been able to do this earlie [...]

Judy's Story Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going* I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for…
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A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of [...]

To the UCLA medical team who cared for my father in his final weeks of life: My father, Frank Eck, recently passed away on the…
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