News Archives 2013

2013

Former Operation Mend patient, fellow vets reach the South Pole (UCLA Today, December 11, 2013)
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Lockheed Martin gift funds new telehealth suite, enhanced recovery area for UCLA's Operation Mend (UCLA News, November 19, 2013)
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American Homecomings: UCLA Medical Center, military hospitals form partnership to help veterans (DailyNews.com, November 17, 2013) 
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Veterans Day parade is a victory lap for recovering Abita Springs veteran (TheAdvocate.com, November 13, 2013) 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)
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New UCLA Center to Work with U.S. Military on Challenges of Healing Wounded Warriors (Video) (Sierra Sun Times, November 11, 2013)

Disfigured Marine corporal inspires with his story (Today.com, November 11, 2013)
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Abita Springs veteran uses repaired war injury to walk for fellow veterans (wwltv.com, November 11, 2013)
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Caring for America's wounded warriors (msnbc.com, November 11, 2013)
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Greater Partnerships With Universities, Other Community Resources Needed to Help Veterans (HuffingtonPost.com, November 11, 2013) 
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New Braintree veteran, artist to march in NYC parade (Telegram.com, November 11, 2013) 
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Afghan War Veteran Tells His Story (utsandiego.com, November 10, 2013) 

Survivor of IED blast in Afghanistan finds reason to smile thanks to surgeon, a fellow Army vet (utsandiego.com, November 10, 2013) 
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New UCLA Center to Work with U.S. Military on Challenges of Healing Wounded Warriors (VeteransResources.org, November 9, 2013)
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Linden man to be in N.Y. parade (Recordnet.com, November 9, 2013)
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Retired Abita Springs Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan to march in NYC Veterans Day Parade (nola.com, November 8, 2013)
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Military medicine center to open at UCLA (DailyNews.com, November 7, 2013)
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'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA (army.mil, November 5, 2013)
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Vice chief of staff of the Army visits Operation Mend-UCLA Medical Center, Wounded Warriors (dvidshub.net, November 4, 2013)
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UCLA telemedicine program helps rebuild wounded warrior's bodies--and lives (FierceHealthIT, October 25, 2013)
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Veteran's Family Makes a Connection in LA (nbclosangeles.com, September 8, 2013)
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Operation Mend Helps Wounded War Vets And Their Families (CBSlocal.com, August 29, 2013)
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'Walking Man' to pound pavement once again (CalaverasEnterprise.com, August 16, 2013)
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UCLA's Operation Mend reconstructs lives for servicemen and women (Dailynews.com, June 29, 2013)
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Vets heal with the help of new friendships (NBC News, June 27, 2013)
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Caring for America's Wounded Warriors (Foxbusiness.com, May 31, 2013)
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THURSDAY: Investigative Reporter Stanley Nelson, PAR President Robert Travis Scott, Operation Mend (wrkf 89.3, May 29, 2013)
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Vietnam vet inspires Calif. town to help the wounded (CBS News, May 26, 2013)  
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Navy, Marine Corps Medicine Join UCLA in Wounded Warrior Care (DoDLive, May 20 2013)
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Wounded Soldiers Race to the South Pole (The New York Times, May 15, 2013)
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Kathy Griffin Honored at Fifth Annual Heroes Celebration (The Hollywood Reporter, May 9, 2013)
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Nathanson Center a 'circle of care' for thousands of families (UCLA Today, May 2, 2013)
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Our transformational veterans (UCLA Today, April 29, 2013)
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Our Transformational Veterans (Zocalo Public Square, April 29, 2013)
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Disfigured veteran deals with disrespect at home (USA Today, April 25, 2013)
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Sierra Views: Ric Ryan, walking man (The Union Democrat, April 18, 2013)
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Battling his demons from an old war, he goes the extra mile for vets (Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2013)
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Love helps U.S. veteran overcome the scars of war (CBS News, March 25, 2013)
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Operation Mend: The Right to Look Human (myfoxla.com, March 25, 2013) 
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Mending Michael: Recovering From Wounds of War (myfoxla.com, March 22, 2013) 
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To Baghdad and Back: SoCal veterans on the Iraq War, 10 years later (Photos) (89.3 KPCC, March 18, 2013)
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UCLA program pairs injured vets with Los Angeles families to ease recovery (Photos) (89.3 KPCC, March 13, 2013)
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Operation Mend Honored at LA Lakers Game (March 3, 2013) 
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Operation Mend: Mending the War Wounded (KTTV - Los Angeles, March 5, 2013) Download PDF

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

Marine inspires wave of help (Recordnet.com, January 1, 2013)
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