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Landing in the hospital around the holidays isn’t pleasant  -- unless you’re a group of United Airlines pilots, flight attendants and volunteers arriving to deliver teddy bears and good cheer to young patients at the Mattel Children’s Unit [...]

By uclahealth • December 17, 2019

“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

“What do you say to people who saved your life?” wondered 39-year-old Tyler Bacon before speaking and meeting many of the blood donors during the Blood Donor Appreciation event.

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

“I was coming down for lunch and saw the Blessing of Hands,” remarks Sherri Echols, an ACP in the med-surg unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. UCLA Health chaplains were praying over [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019
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UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus.

After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children's hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

“UCLA Health 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.

By uclahealth • November 27, 2019

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 By uclahealth • November 27, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

Parton knew he needed extraordinary measures to beat the disease: the cancer was spreading all over his body. That’s when he met with Dr. Edward Garon of the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019