Patient Story

We first started to notice Nathan’s seizures when he was 10 weeks old. At the time we didn’t know that they were seizures, only that something seemed strange about his eyes, his facial expressions, and his body movements.

By uclahealth • July 28, 2016

A little background: our first child was almost 11 lbs at birth, so with my second pregnancy, I was getting a lot of questions and pressure for extra tests in Illinois where we had been living before moving to LA.

By uclahealth • June 1, 2016

My husband and I have a tiny daughter named Eleanor. We were all fortunate enough to begin this journey on the best possible note, in the extraordinary hands (both literally and figuratively) of the UCLA midwives.

By uclahealth • June 1, 2016

Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Story Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 75 pounds* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "My life is so much better! More energy, more quality time spent with family and friends." —C.M. I am genetically predisposed to being [...]

By uclahealth • April 17, 2016

I met a new person on the road to recovery: myself. Awake? Asleep? It was hard to know. So much had happened, and here I was in a hospital bed. My husband, Frank was by my side.

By uclahealth • December 23, 2015

I would like to introduce you to our daughter, Nichele, who will be 10 years old in October. While she is in public school with her third grade classmates, no one would ever guess that she has had 24 surgeries.

By uclahealth • December 22, 2015

What could have been the end of my life ended up being a beginning to a new and improved self. On that day, I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor on my right frontal lobe.

By uclahealth • December 22, 2015

August 28, 2006 is a day that my life changed forever. It's a day that I have no recollection of. I only know what occurred by what others have told me and by the pictures and news footage that I have seen.

By uclahealth • December 21, 2015

On May 8, 2003 our lives were forever changed. We received a phone call from our neurologist saying that Hank had a brain tumor.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2015

My husband, Bob, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 16, 2004. Bob's tumor is located in his right occipital cortex, the area of the brain that controls vision. The diagnosis was made after he began having visual seizures (he would see a kaleidoscope of colors and lights in his right eye). Since he was born blind in his left eye, visual issues with his right eye are taken very seriously.

By uclahealth • December 19, 2015