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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50R9kypMKO4   John Paul Jr.'s Ultimate Winning Race At one time, John Paul Jr. was among the nation's top professional race car drivers. But in 2001 he had to retire from racing when he noticed that his car would not respond the way he thought his hands and feet [...]
By uclahealth • December 16, 2010
Melanoma Survivor Celebrates Two Birthdays Now

Bill Bushnell now has two birthdays—the day he was born and the day he was reborn. Bushnell never expected to be reborn. Diagnosed in May 2005 with stage IV metastatic melanoma, his prognosis was not good. The cancer had spread to his lungs [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5s2VimVTIk   Compassionate care through every phase of your birthing experience As parents-to-be, Jacqueline Coit-Jablonski and her husband, Dan Jablonski, prepare for their first baby to arrive, they tour the new Labor and Delivery suites at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. They see first hand the new facility that [...]
By uclahealth • March 10, 2009
I was diagnosed with a rare spinal cord condition at the age of 31. I live in Columbus, Ohio, but was encouraged to find the best medical center for treatment. I began traveling around the country from hospital to hospital (including the Mayo Clinic, Mass General, the Cleveland Clinic, [...]
By uclahealth • December 8, 2008
The melanoma had spread throughout his body. It was everywhere, and none of the surgeries or chemotherapies or radiation seemed to work. So Joseph Rick planned a trip to Illinois and bought a grave plot next to his father. Once a big guy, he’d lost 165 pounds. He [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
At 17, Roberto Martinez knew exactly what he wanted – to become a lawyer, earn lots of money and own an expensive home and a luxury car. A great job and an impressive salary would be his ticket to the top, Martinez thought. Then he was diagnosed with [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
For Brad Zebrack, a diagnosis of cancer changed the course of his life. The 25-year-old UCLA graduate who wanted to be a middle school teacher returned to school to earn master’s and doctoral degrees and now studies the impact of cancer on families and young adults. Rendered sterile by the harsh [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
Kevin Williams thought cancer was something that happened to other people. At 35, he thought he was too young to get cancer. He felt great, was active, and lived a healthy lifestyle. Cancer, he thought, couldn’t happen to him. He was wrong. At 35, Williams, a [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
Three shots did for Carol McSeveney what six surgeries, 32 doses of radiation and six infusions of interferon could not – beat back the stage IV melanoma that threatened to take her life. Today, eight years after her diagnosis with an aggressive form of melanoma, McSeveney is cancer [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007