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A Positive Outcome: Donating Plasma After COVID-19

Isolated at home after a positive COVID-19 test, Jesse Erdek pored over articles and scientific studies about the effects of convalescent plasma as a potential treatment and felt a duty to donate.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jul 24, 2020

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Cancer Won't Take Away From Kirstin's Positive Attitude

Last year, Kirstin Millard moved across the country to pursue a career in entertainment. The 26-year-old was enjoying her first Los Angeles summer when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jun 04, 2020

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The Hit and Run That Changed Corentin's Life

In 2018, entertainment photographer Corentin Villemeur was living his best life. When he wasn't covering concerts in L.A., he was frequently jet-setting around the world. All that changed when he was struck by a car, sending his life ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 13, 2020

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Bariatric Patient Kymblyn Brown Finds Freedom in New Life

Before June 17, 2019, Kymblyn Brown felt as though her vibrant personality was consistently overshadowed by one thing: her weight. That's when she reached out to the Weight Loss team at Cedars-Sinai's Marina del Rey Weight Loss Center ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 11, 2020

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Staying in the Fight: Bobby Clark's Cancer Story

When Bobby Clark was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, the 48-year-old Marine sergeant major drew on his military background for strength to fight it.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 06, 2020

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Love at First Pint: Kaye and John's Story

Kaye and John Spilker were enjoying their first date in 1983. After a lovely lunch John made an unusual suggestion. He suggested they go and donate blood. They've been doing it ever since.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Feb 05, 2020

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Transplant Recipient Hosts Annual Teen Prom

Despite more than 50 years of chronic kidney disease, Lori Hartwell always finds time to give back. For the last 21 years, she's hosted an annual prom for teens with Kidney Disease becoming an important voice within her community.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 31, 2020

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Cedars-Sinai Team Performs Lifesaving Gastric Cancer Surgery

After the collaboration and dedication among a referring oncologist and the Cedars-Sinai Minimally Invasive GI Surgery team and the upper GI tumor board, surgeons at Cedars-Sinai were able to treat this unique case of gastric medullary ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 15, 2020

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Back on the Trail After a Heart Attack

In 2017, 52-year-old Jeff Tong had a heart attack while mountain biking. After a helicopter rescue Jeff is back on the trails again.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 15, 2019

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Back on Top of the Mountain

Mark Odle reached the peak of his law enforcement career. Then an epilepsy diagnosis brought him to a low point in his life. Today, he's free of seizures and independent.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 07, 2019

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Beating the Odds of Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Paul Giordano felt like he'd fallen down a rabbit hole when he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare lung disease with grim diagnosis. Cedars-Sinai helped him beat the odds with game-changing therapies. Read more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 02, 2019

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Second Opinion Identifies Rare Immune Disorder

In 2018 Sarah Bowe woke up with a tingling sensation throughout her lower body. What happened next resulted in a misdiagnosis of MS landing instead on a rare and only recently identified neuroimmune disorder called MOG ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 16, 2019

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Pediatric Cancer Patient Kameron Sharpe Isn't Giving Up

Kameron Sharpe was first diagnosed with cancer at 8 years old. Now 15, he's battling his third recurrence of the disease with a new investigational medication to help future pediatric patients dealing with similar cancers.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 16, 2019

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The Gift of Ordinary Life During Cancer

Minerva Quezada's doctor calls her a "trailblazer" in her fight against cancer.

Cedars-Sinai Magazine / Sep 03, 2019

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The Wait for a New Heart

By age 29, David Brown desperately needed a heart transplant. He had to wait more than a year—and be 400 miles from home at Cedars-Sinai where he underwent a lifesaving surgery.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 02, 2019

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Chelsee Lowe Returns to Teaching Following Stroke

Chelsee Lowe wasn't expecting to end up in the hospital. The first grade teacher was having a conversation with someone when she suffered an ischemic stroke.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 23, 2019