UCLA Health Operation Mend

Healing the wounds of war.

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Healing the Wounds of War

Operation Mend heals our nation's post 9/11 military, veterans, and family members by providing innovative, comprehensive, world-class, care for the physical and psychological wounds of war.

Support Operation Mend

All funding for the care of our wounded warriors and their families comes from the support of grateful Americans.


Volunteers offer the critical support patients need when at UCLA and throughout their healing journeys.

Thank You for Walking with Us

Every year from September 11 to November 11, Operation Mend holds the Walk with Us fundraiser to support our warriors. In 2023, we exceeded our goal of $30,000 and raised an astounding $46,808! Thank you to all of our walkers for your participation and commitment to honoring our nation's heroes.

Every dollar raised will help to provide world-class surgical and medical treatment, comprehensive psychological healthcare, and social support to our warriors. Treatment, travel to Los Angeles, accommodations, meals, and case management are provided at no cost to the warrior and caregiver.

Didn’t get a chance to walk with us and want to give a gift? You can still donate to Operation Mend.

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Healing the Wounds of War

Operation Mend - Healing the Wounds of War

Operation Mend provides advanced surgical and medical treatment for post-9/11-era warriors injured during combat operations or while training for service, as well as comprehensive psychological healthcare and social support for both wounded warriors and their family members.

A Member of Warrior Care Network

Operation Mend provides an innovative intensive treatment program for service members suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Meet Our Wounded Warriors