Items Tagged ‘featured’

Getting Confidence Back

November 10, 2019

Getting Confidence Back

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“Operation Mend gave me my confidence back,” confirms Angelica Jimenez, a USMC Field Radio Operator who got treatment from Operation Mend for her third-degree burns and scarring. “While convoying back to base, a suicide bomber hit my truck and exploded. I sustained third-degree burns on my hands, leg, arm, about half of my face, and […]

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Tags: featured, Veteran, Veterans Day


Phenomenal That U Care

November 10, 2019

Phenomenal That U Care

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“There were six of us in the vehicle. We were crossing over a bridge when ‘BAM!,’ an IED went off,” recounts 48-year-old Chris

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Tags: featured, prosthetic, Veteran


Bridging the Gap

November 7, 2019

Bridging the Gap

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“After 22 years of being around numerous explosions and jumping out of airplanes, it finally caught up to me,” reflects 51-year-old Tad Steckler, who was an Army engineer dealing with explosives and demolition. “Before Operation Mend, I was easily irritated, lacked an ability to focus, and couldn’t remember things. I knew what was happening to […]

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Tags: featured, patient story, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injuries, Veterans Day


Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

October 30, 2019

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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“I founded the Ovarian Cancer Circle to honor the memory of my daughter, Robin Babbini, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 17,” recounts Paulinda Schimmel Babbini, who was honored by City Hall for the work she and the Ovarian Cancer Circle do, partnered with UCLA Health, to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. “She suffered […]

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Tags: cancer research, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini


Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

October 24, 2019

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

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“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, and this program is helping […]

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Tags: featured, fitness, fitness gyms, healthy living, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Thriving Body, Happy Mind

October 24, 2019

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

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“Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that really enhances kids who aren’t affiliated with sports,” explains Brandy Peacock, PE and softball coach at Culver City High School. “This program is an opportunity for the students to get free range of the weight room, and for them to get opportunities to go to a gym […]

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Tags: featured, fitness gyms, healthy living, high school, high school gyms, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Took My Care to Another Level

October 24, 2019

Took My Care to Another Level

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“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options were to keep going into […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast health, cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, lumpectomy, mastectomy, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


From '18 Months Left' to 16 Years

October 23, 2019

From ’18 Months Left’ to 16 Years

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“They told me the cancer had spread to my bones and I was given an 18-month prognosis,” reveals Nancy Radin, who found out her breast cancer had metastasized in her late 40s. “I decided to go elsewhere for a diagnosis and came to UCLA Health. I credit the doctors here with saving my life. I’m […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, featured, UCLA Breast Center


Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

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“My mom passed away from lymphoma cancer four years ago,” reveals Hilda Zamora, a purchasing coordinator in the department of medicine. “I wanted to give back after her passing, and now that I’m getting over a little of the grief, raising money for the Light the Night Walk seems meant to be. It feels like […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Still Holding My Hand

October 23, 2019

Still Holding My Hand

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“I was the first one in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer,” recalls Charisse Enrique, who had calcifications when she went in for her first mammogram at 40. “So every six months I would go in for a mammogram, and a year a half later, I got an ultrasound. That was it. I […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, breast health, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammogram, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica