Patient Story

“I was originally looking for a peer support program, but then I came and was encouraged to share my perspective,” remembered Chinna Balachandran, who joined the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“I had a golf ball-sized meningioma taken out of brain and was so impressed by the help I got at UCLA Health that when I had the chance to give back, I gave something back,” explains Brad Lusk. Lusk underwent [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“It’s so wonderful that UCLA Health was able to open up another clinic for those in this area,” remarks Vialva Steen, mother to four-month-old twins Epic Steen and Eikon Steen. Vialva is enjoying the convenience of the By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“Valentines’ Day of last year I had a stroke,” reveals Jeff Heisert, who had a blood clot behind his right eye. “I was completely paralyzed and blind. Dr. May Nour, my By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“When Ethan was four, we realized he was not hearing well,” reflects Amy Cooper, mother to five-year-old Ethan Baum. The family, including sister Allie, came into the House Children’s Hearing Center [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“This tiny pool of blood settled over the nerves that control the motor function of my left leg. So, initially, my only symptom was that my left leg was paralyzed,” recalls Linda Hatcher, a stroke survivor and member of the By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“I had a good experience and wanted to make the process better for other people, so they have as good an experience as I did,” reveals Scott Laskey, a member of the By uclahealth • January 29, 2020

After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

By uclahealth • January 10, 2020

Three days after delivering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brittani Clark, a pediatric nurse practitioner, brought in her newborn daughter, Nia, for her first appointment with Dr. Allison Guimera in the By uclahealth • January 9, 2020

“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in By uclahealth • January 3, 2020