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2014

Wanna Go to the Covert Affairs Set? Check Out Christopher Gorham's New Cause and See How
(seattlepi.com, July 24, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Unique fundraising underway for wounded veterans
(kcra.com, July 4, 2014) Website Link | Watch Video

 

Walking Man of Murphys Walks in Arnold Independence Day parade
(The Record, June 23, 2014) Website Link | Watch Video

 

UCLA Operation Mend Treats Wounded Warriors
(abc7.com, June 24, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Healing Warriors
(UCLA Magazine, July 1, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA's Operation Mend Brings Back Smile to Iraq Vet
(abcnews.com, June 19, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Operation Mend: Psychological healing is central to care at a UCLA program for veterans and their families
(apa.org, June 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Operation Mend offers veterans free access to reconstructive surgeries
(cbsnews.com, May 26, 2014) Watch Video

 

UCLA has a mission to mend wounds of war
(Los Angeles Register, May 25, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
(comedywarriors.com, June 2, 2014) Download PDF

 

 

 

 

Campus Launches The Centennial Campaign for UCLA
(UCLA Newsroom, May 15, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Thalians Gala Honors Smokey Robinson, Raises $1 Million For Operation Mend
(Beverly Hills Courier, April 28, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA's Operation Mend: A Hero Among the Stars
(myfoxla.com, April 28, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

Medical tattooing helps patients feel whoe again
(dailybruin.com, April 1, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Honor Teddy Bears arrive at Operation Mend
(CopperGazette.com, February 25, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

Local Woman Changing Lives One Tattoo At A Time
(cbsla.com, January 26, 2014) Watch Video

 

Resilience drives army vets' trek to South Pole
(dailybruin.com, January 16, 2014) Website Link | Download PDF

 

2013

Former Operation Mend patient, fellow vets reach the South Pole
(UCLA Today, December 11, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

American Homecomings: UCLA Medical Center, military hospitals form partnership to help veterans
(DailyNews.com, November 17, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Veterans Day parade is a victory lap for recovering Abita Springs veteran
(TheAdvocate.com, November 13, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

'Beauty is who you are - not the way you look': U.S. Marine who was severely burned in combat opens up about life after 60 facial resonstructive surgeries
(dailymail.co.uk, November 12, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

New UCLA Center to Work with U.S. Military on Challenges of Healing Wounded Warriors (Video)
(Sierra Sun Times, November 11, 2013) Watch Video

 

Disfigured Marine corporal inspires with his story
(Today.com, November 11, 2013) Watch Video

 

Abita Springs veteran uses repaired war injury to walk for fellow veterans
(wwltv.com, November 11, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Caring for America's wounded warriors
(msnbc.com, November 11, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Greater Partnerships With Universities, Other Community Resources Needed to Help Veterans
(HuffingtonPost.com, November 11, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

New Braintree veteran, artist to march in NYC parade
(Telegram.com, November 11, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

  

Afghan War Veteran Tells His Story
(utsandiego.com, November 10, 2013) Watch Video

 

Survivor of IED blast in Afghanistan finds reason to smile thanks to surgeon, a fellow Army vet
(utsandiego.com, November 10, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

New UCLA Center to Work with U.S. Military on Challenges of Healing Wounded Warriors
(VeteransResources.org, November 9, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

Linden man to be in N.Y. parade
(Recordnet.com, November 9, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

Retired Abita Springs Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan to march in NYC Veterans Day Parade
(nola.com, November 8, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Military medicine center to open at UCLA
(DailyNews.com, November 7, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA
(army.mil, November 5, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Vice chief of staff of the Army visits Operation Mend-UCLA Medical Center, Wounded Warriors
(dvidshub.net, November 4, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA telemedicine program helps rebuild wounded warrior's bodies--and lives
(FierceHealthIT, October 25, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

Veteran's Family Makes a Connection in LA
(nbclosangeles.com, September 8, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Operation Mend Helps Wounded War Vets And Their Families
(CBSlocal.com, August 29, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

'Walking Man' to pound pavement once again
(CalaverasEnterprise.com, August 16, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA's Operation Mend reconstructs lives for servicemen and women
(Dailynews.com, June 29, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Vets heal with the help of new friendships
(NBC News, June 27, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Caring for America's Wounded Warriors
(Foxbusiness.com, May 31, 2013) Watch Video

THURSDAY: Investigative Reporter Stanley Nelson, PAR President Robert Travis Scott, Operation Mend
(wrkf 89.3, May 29, 2013) Listen | Download PDF

Vietnam vet inspires Calif. town to help the wounded
(CBS News, May 26, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Navy, Marine Corps Medicine Join UCLA in Wounded Warrior Care
(DoDLive, May 20 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Wounded Soldiers Race to the South Pole
(The New York Times, May 15, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Kathy Griffin Honored at Fifth Annual Heroes Celebration
(The Hollywood Reporter, May 9, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

Nathanson Center a 'circle of care' for thousands of families
(UCLA Today, May 2, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Our transformational veterans
(UCLA Today, April 29, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Our Transformational Veterans
(Zocalo Public Square, April 29, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Disfigured veteran deals with disrespect at home
(USA Today, April 25, 2013) Watch Video | Download PDF

 

Sierra Views: Ric Ryan, walking man
(The Union Democrat, April 18, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

 

Battling his demons from an old war, he goes the extra mile for vets
(Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Love helps U.S. veteran overcome the scars of war
(CBS News, March 25, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Operation Mend: The Right to Look Human
(myfoxla.com, March 25, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Mending Michael: Recovering From Wounds of War
(myfoxla.com, March 22, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

To Baghdad and Back: SoCal veterans on the Iraq War, 10 years later (Photos)
(89.3 KPCC, March 18, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA program pairs injured vets with Los Angeles families to ease recovery (Photos)
(89.3 KPCC, March 13, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF


Operation Mend: Mending the War Wounded
(KTTV - Los Angeles, March 5, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Students take strides alongside 'Walking Man of Murphys'
(calaverasenterprise.com, February 19, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

Marine inspires wave of help
(Recordnet.com, January 1, 2013) Website Link | Download PDF

 

2012

Mending through mitzvah
(Jewish Journal, December 19, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Reaching out to wounded warrriors
(CBS News, December 19, 2012) Watch Video

 

High-Tech Healing for Wounded Warrior
(Newsmax Magazine, December 2012) Download PDF

 

 

 

Working together to support wounded vets
(The OC Register, November 11, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Operation Mend: Healing the wounds of war
(KTLA News, November 10, 2012) Watch Video

 

Joshua Neidorf, 13, Donates his Bar Mitzvah Money to Wounded Soldiers
(The Huffington Post, November 9, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Teen Donates Bar Mitzvah Money to Wounded Vets
(ABC News, November 9, 2012) Watch Video

 

Teen donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(17KGET.com, November 9, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Around the nation
(Arizona Daily Star, November 9, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

'Stand Up for Heroes': Marine Life After War
(ABC News, November 8, 2012) Watch Video

 

Teen donates to wounded military personnel fund
(ABC 7 News, November 8, 2012) Watch Video

 

LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured soldiers
(Mysanantonio.com, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(Mynews4.com, November 9, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(fresnobee.com, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(CBS News, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Los Angeles 13-year-old donates $13K in bar mitzvah gifts to help injured troops
(The Republic, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Boy, 13, Donates $13K In Bar Mitzvah Gifts To Wounded Soldiers
(CBS, November 8, 2012) Watch Video

 

LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(CBS8.com, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(The Tribune, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(Chron, November 8, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

What happens when veterans return home?
(The Malibu Times, November 7, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Injured vets, families learn to heal hidden wounds of war
(UCLA Today, November 6, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Marine veteran keeps a smile on his face, which is a medical miracle
(Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Wounded Vet Shares Story with Rogers Elementary School Students
(nwahomepage.com, November 2, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

GQ Fetes Volunteer Service at Gentlemen's Ball
(wwd.com, October 25, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

 

FONTANA: Surgeon restores a soldier's face
(The Press-Enterprise, September 22, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Boone Pickens helped Cowboys. Now he's helping disfigured soldiers.
(Tulsa News, September 20, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

Good Day at 7am - CLIP: Operation Mend
(KFDW-TV, September 20, 2012) Listen



 News 8 Daybreak - CLIP: Operation Mend
(WFAA-TV, September 20, 2012) Listen

 

Program helps disfigured war veterans look and feel better
(dallasnews.com, September 20, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors
(ABC News, September 13, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops
(CBS News, September 9, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Dr. Jarrahy discusses the face transplant program
(WKKB 1520 AM, The Jakki Price Show, Aug. 5, 2012) Listen

 

UCLA hospital now performing face transplants
(Army Times, July 23, 2012) Download PDF

 

A Note From "The Walking Man of Murphys," Ric Ryan on Operation Mend
(ThePinetree.net, July 7, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

Dodgers honor military with Fourth of July events
(Dodgers.com, July 5, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Top MLB Photos
(Yahoo! Sports, July 4, 2012) Website Link

 

 

 

 

5 vet aid groups to benefit from new fundraising
(The Sacramento Bee, July 4, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF 

An "Americafest" for All Our Country's Veterans
(New York Huffington Post, July 4, 2012) Webstie Link | Download PDF




Fox host Hannity bets against Angels, will wear Trout jersey on air if he loses
(The Orange County Register, July 3, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

KLOS Cynthia Fox talks with Dr. Kodi Azari who is the Co-Director of Operation Mend
(95.5 KLOS, June 27, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

KLOS Cynthia Fox talks with retired Marine Corps. Veteran Brent Callendar
(95.5 KLOS, June 27, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 


MSNBC "Morning Joe" Interview with Dr. Kodi Azari
(MSNBC, June 22, 2012) Website Link

 

Pentagon Push Gives Face Transplants a Major List
(Wired.com, June 6, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF 

 

Dr. Jarrahy discusses the face transplant program
(KFI 640AM, June 3, 2012) Listen

 

U.S. vets' disability filings reach historic rate
(USA Today, May 28, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA seeking Wounded Warriors with severe facial injuries for clinical trial
(Examiner.com, May 26, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

UCLA is Home to the First Face Transplantation Program in Western America
(Medical Daily, May 25, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Face Transplant UCLA: New Program Replaces Devastated Faces (Graphic Photos)
(New York Huffington Post, May 25, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Guess who's coming to dinner? Navy family starts unique deployment ritual
(MSNBC, April 27, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA hosts improv workshop, helping veterans and their families communicate and connect
(The Daily Bruin, April 24, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Ric Ryan, Our Local Hero, Continues His Walk for Our Country
(ThePinetree.net, April 18, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

 

Better tests find record concussions among U.S. troops
(USA Today, April 12, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Kindergartners to present homemade 'quilt of valor' to UCLA's Operation Mend
(KABC-Chanel 7, April 10, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Helping military families find peace in times of war
(UCLA Today, March 28, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Kindergartners express support for Wounded Warriors
(Examiner.com, March 22, 2012) Download PDF

 
 

Can science explain a killing spree?
(Nature, March 20, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

Afghan Tragedy Renews Focus on Head Trauma in Soldiers
(Med Page Today, March 20, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

OP Mend Teens Reach out to Disabled Soldiers
(Sherman Oaks-Studio City News, Feb 2012) Download PDF



For Soldier Disfigured in War, A Way to Return to the World
(The New York Times, January 30, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA Health System Workers Amass Change for a Priceless Cause in Operation Mend
(The Daily Bruin, January 19, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

UCLA Joins Forces with White House to Meet Unique Needs of Veterans, Families
(UCLA Newsroom, January 18, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

Iraq Veterans Are Finally Coming Home: Now We Must Show Support
(New York Huffington Post, January 13, 2012) Website Link | Download PDF

 

 

 

2011

  • How to Give Back to America's Vets (New York Post, December 26, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
  • Quilting Group Works to Patch Wounded Veterans' Hearts (LA Daily News, December 15, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
  • Spirit of Hope Award Recognizes Assistance to Wounded Warriors (Marine Corps Website, December 12, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
  • Operation Mend Helps Injured Veterans Recover(KTLA Los Angeles, November 30, 2011) Video Link
  • Inside Greg Lauren's Military-Themed Installation on Grand Street (Racked, November 21, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF

Click to read more Operation Mend news >>

PHOTOS: A Soldier's Life: UCLA Plastic surgeon donates services to Iraq War vet. (ABC News)

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