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‘We know that many are still being affected by COVID-related challenges and food insecurity’
Trio of basketball greats held a Zoom chat for an audience of about 1,000 in honor of Black History Month
As he posed for a family photo near half court of the UCLA Health Training Center, one of Donovan’s favorite players walked up behind him. “Which one of you is Donovan?” asked Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma.
“You can have all the money in the world. You can have all the things in the world – all the fancy cars, all the homes. But if you ain’t got health, you don’t have nothing."
In many ways, Walter looked like any other father chasing his two young daughters around the court before a recent Lakers game. Except Walter's life started out anything but normal.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 global killer, but more lives can be saved if bystanders know how to help More than 700 kids and adults from around Los Angeles learned how they can help cardiac arrest victims at the first-ever CPR Palooza held at the [...]
The epileptic seizures would come on so strong and so frequently – as many as 40 an hour – that Gio's parents lived in “absolute fear” every time the attacks began. They worried constantly about the toll the seizures were taking on their 4-year-old son and wondered whether a cure would ever come. What gave them comfort was the resilience and fortitude Gio often showed. He would tell his father: “I have epilepsy, I’m not epilepsy.”
Brian had been watching his dad, Dana, 69, slowly deteriorate from end stage kidney disease for more than two years. His father endured daily, 12-hour dialysis treatments while he waited for a deceased kidney donor. Brian and his wife, Roxie, started seriously discussing the idea of Brian donating a kidney to his dad.
When he was 8 years old, Kenny lost a significant amount of weight, developed a constant cough and struggled sleeping. His family took him to the emergency department searching for an answer, which came following an X-ray of Kenny’s chest.