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Jan 5, 2018 · UCLA Gave Me A New Life

Sorry to hear about the insurance. I went through that 10 years ago when insurance would not cover a particular nephrologist I really wanted. Had i been able to see him, I could have probably kept from ending up in kidney failure. Hope your brother can find a better insurance carrier.

Jan 4, 2018 · UCLA Gave Me A New Life

In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the doctors and staff at Ronald Reagan far exceeded anything I have ever experienced anywhere else, and I have been in and out of hospitals my entire adult life. With vigilant guidance, I had a seamless recovery and have been living life to the fullest. I lost weight and have become more physically active. I was able to take up cycling and now ride 10 miles per day at least one day a week, sometimes 2 or 3!!! Other transplant centers would not take my case due to aggressive heart disease with inoperable heart blockages, but UCLA accepted me with open arms and gave me a second chance at life. I am beyond grateful for everything the doctors and nurses have done for me and continue to do for me now. I recently switched all my healthcare to UCLA from my previous providers. I don’t want to leave you folks!!!