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“Skye is a Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, or JMML pediatric cancer survivor,” reveals Talia Savren-McCormick, mother to four-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick.

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later.

Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. [...]

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • December 7, 2019

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse.

Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2019

Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

By uclahealth • September 18, 2019
It can be difficult to know what to do next when your child receives a cancer diagnosis. Gathering information and asking questions is usually the first step to feeling more confident and in control. These tips can help you cope. Information is key to helping kids with cancer [...]
By uclahealth • December 4, 2018
Kenny Thomas is a one of our long-standing Dribble heroes! For someone so young, he has been a spokesperson for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a vocal one at that! As a National Ambassador for Hyundai Hope On [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2018
Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2018
Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three By uclahealth • September 17, 2018

On January 22nd, Pedro was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immediately started chemotherapy. Pedro is 5 years old and loves sports but one of his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Since he was diagnosed, he hasn’t joined a team, but is hoping that he [...]

By uclahealth • September 17, 2018

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018