9Smiley Riley. Four-year-old Riley Hart was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of 2013. Riley, who is affectionately nicknamed Smiley Riley, is now undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. Mother Reyna Hart explains, “Maintenance means she is in remission, but that doesn’t mean you stop chemotherapy.” Currently, Riley comes into UCLA Medical [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2015

"About a month ago, we brought Leighton into our UCLA pediatrician for an eye infection. It ended up being a blocked tear duct that turned into a sinus infection. They did a routine blood sample and discovered she has leukemia," says Jennifer, mother of 4-year-old Leighton. "It was quite [...]

By uclahealth • June 30, 2015

It was a watershed moment for Bob Ferber. It was 2003 and the Calabasas man was halfway to Palm Springs for a family vacation when he realized he’d forgotten something at home. He had neglected to pack the pills he’d taken every day for the previous 3 1/2 [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2007