Nigel has come a long way in the last three years to become the strong 10-year-old he is today. When asked how he processed his diagnosis, Nigel said, “I just try to be positive all the time and stay happy.”

By uclahealth • November 6, 2018

Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA [...]

By uclahealth • September 19, 2018

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks to the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and staff Lucas [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018

Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year's Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole new world for our family....UCLA Women's Basketball!!  On [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer can be confusing and scary for children and their siblings. Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society on how parents can help kids cope. Supporting children with cancer For little ones up to age 3: Stay with children [...]

By uclahealth • October 3, 2017

Before I found out about my thyroid cancer I thought I was going through depression - I felt very moody and lethargic, finding myself napping at 9:30am. My wife began to notice these changes and was confused, because I'm normally not the type of person to feel down and tired [...]

By iamjustingray • July 20, 2017

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, [...]

By • October 24, 2016

On April 5th, 2013 we were told that our son Sam, who had just turned 10, had Leukemia. The shock of hearing this is beyond belief. It was in the very early hours of a Friday morning (and we had been awake all Thursday night as they admitted Sam to [...]

By vmbathfield • March 30, 2016

My son Sam was 10 years old and 1 month on the day he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He had been so excited for his 10th birthday. Double digits was a big deal. Little did we know that 30 days later things would be an even bigger deal. He was [...]

By vmbathfield • January 20, 2016

"What I have is inoperable. I have pain in my leg and I've learned to live with that," says Keith, a 60- year-old leukemia survivor who discovered he had a paraganglioma (a tumor that sits on his adrenal gland). Keith chose Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center because, "what I have [...]

By uclahealth • November 20, 2015