Items Tagged ‘3 Wishes’

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

November 27, 2019

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

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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 walking down the aisle, Janneth walked down a hospital corridor and into the groom’s room in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Jorge, her beloved, lay […]

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Loving Memories

January 11, 2019

Loving Memories

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“We did everything out of love,” says Jeanet Odero, pictured center, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pictured left is Melinda Espiritu and pictured right is Ericka Boyd. Jeanet continues, “He’s very sick, and this is one of his dreams. Melinda did all the snowflake decorations.” Ericka adds, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


First Hospital Wedding

January 11, 2019

First Hospital Wedding

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“This is my first hospital wedding,” says Joseph Hepburn, officiant and intensive care unit chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The patient is gravely ill, and he wants to have this marriage ceremony for his fiancée and three little children. I’ve spoken with both him and his fiancée. All the papers are signed and […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Beautiful Wedding

January 11, 2019

Beautiful Wedding

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“It was a really beautiful day, I didn’t expect it to be so grand,” says Tanyce Bush, who got married in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to long-time partner Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer. “The nurses told me they were going to decorate, but I didn’t […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, cancer, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, lymphoma, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

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“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

May 4, 2018

3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

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Although the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is designed to save lives, it’s also where some patients spend their final moments. “We see adult patients of all ages who succumb to a variety of medical conditions, such as cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease and organ failure,” says Sherry Xu, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 3 Wishes Project, cancer, end-of-life, heart disease, medical intensive care unit, MICU, oncology, organ failure, palliative care, respiratory infections, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center