Lily

Lily

When Lily Huang was injured going down a pool slide at the age of 6, her mother, Yanling Ma, rushed her to Huntington Hospital. Lily was born here and Yanling knew she could trust us. Lily’s injuries were serious enough that she needed to stay at the hospital for care and observation over several days. […]

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Richard

Richard

Richard Brito was receiving cortisone shots for knee pain, but he knew it was not a permanent solution: His knees were hurting more and more as time went on. Then, during a practice session with his community softball team, he felt a new pain in his left knee, causing him to limp. He made a […]

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Raymond

Raymond

Raymond Towns can only guess what happened after the car struck him. He had been riding his bike in Pasadena and the car was traveling at 40 miles an hour. He was knocked unconscious. “When I woke up,” he says, “I didn’t know what had happened. I was surprised when they told me I was […]

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Like many kids his age, 3-year-old Emmanuel Peniche had started potty training. During one potty session, though, something went very wrong. Emmanuel started crying — apparently in pain — and then passed out. Afraid, his parents, Felipe and Jetzabel, rushed him to a nearby hospital. The facility was not equipped to treat him, so he […]

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Jim

Jim

One of Jim Horstman’s favorite pastimes is hiking. Over time, though, pain in his knees made it hard to finish long hikes. He turned to Mark Jo, MD, an orthopedic specialist at Huntington Hospital, for help. Jim learned he had osteoarthritis — a condition in which the protective cartilage at the tips of the bones […]

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Elena

Elena

Elena Elias was born on May 11, 2017, after only 23 weeks and five days of gestation. Her mom, Natalie, had an emergency cesarean section at Huntington Hospital. Elena was born small — only 1 pound, 2.2 ounces (515 grams) — a micro preemie. Elena could not breathe on her own at birth. Elizabeth Kovacs, […]

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Keith

Keith

Keith Jones considers himself one of the luckiest people in the world. His story began 15 years ago, as a Pasadena police officer, when the city of Pasadena provided the benefit of a full-body scan to police leadership. The scan revealed Keith had an aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge in the main artery that […]

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Anita

Anita

Thanks to care received at Huntington Hospital, Anita Chavez is now cancer-free. When she found a lump during a breast self-examination, “I knew immediately that it was cancer,” she says. “I had a history of developing cysts — and the lump I found felt different.” Anita’s physician referred her to our Jim and Eleanor Randall […]

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Chris

Chris

Chris felt pressure in his chest and knew something was terribly wrong. Shortly after his arrival to our Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center, he lost consciousness: “I remember lying down for an x-ray…and awoke again 36 hours later,” he says. At age 32, Chris had experienced a major heart attack. “I could […]

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Maria

Maria

Twenty-three weeks into Maria Meza’s pregnancy, twins Addison and Addilyn Marquez were diagnosed with a serious condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. In this rare condition, blood vessels that connect identical twins grow unevenly in the womb, causing one fetus to receive too much blood, and one to get too little. It can be deadly for […]

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