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.

Do Your Family History

Do Your Family History

“I’m the poster child for why you get your colon cancer screening,” says Angela Deaver Campbell who was 50
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Baking for Awareness

Baking for Awareness

“I love to bake, and the blue ribbon helps raise awareness,” says Marissa Chavez, a gastroenterology technician at Read more »

UCLA Health Says Yes

UCLA Health Says Yes

“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal
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Normalizing After Cancer

Normalizing After Cancer

“If the other doctor had done a physical inspection in 2016 instead of assuming it was hemorrhoids, my colon cancer would have been stage one
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Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a Read more »

One Question

One Question

“It’s just one question: ‘Have you had your colon cancer screening?’” says Read more »

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

“It all started with a cough,” says Carlos Garcia, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
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Do You Want to be Healthy?

Do You Want to be Healthy?

“Do you want to be healthy? Not just now, but in 10, 20 or 30 years from now?” asks Read more »

A Whole New Person

A Whole New Person

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Read more »

50+? Get Screened

50+? Get Screened

Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death and the really unique thing is that
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An Ambulance Like No Other

An Ambulance Like No Other

“My grandfather passed away from a stroke, so getting involved was something near and dear to my heart,” says Matt Hill, paramedic and captain with
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UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

There was a time Glen Van Arsdell, MD, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, wanted to be a fireman or a
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