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  • Patient Stories

    The Power of Love Helps 90-Year-Old Man Survive Cancer

    In 1998, John Sachs, a retired Navy chief, experienced love at first sight when he saw a woman named Beverly walk into a little family restaurant where he was dining. When she sat near him, John, then 79, was taken aback, his heart aquiver. A widow, John had been married nearly 60 years to his first ...

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    Cyclist Makes an Amazing Recovery After Being Hit Head-on by a Car

    Aug. 21, 2009, is a day John Miksa will never forget. It is the day he was struck by a car while on his bicycle. John was hit head-on by a driver. The impact catapulted him through the air, and he landed on his back causing significant trauma to his C-5 and C-6 vertebrae. He was transferred by ...

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    Woman Donates Home to Help Support Scripps

    It was more than 50 years ago when Burl Mackenzie first walked through the doors of Scripps and Scripps Clinic. Back then she was new to La Jolla, and Scripps was so much a part of the community that it just seemed natural to get more involved. In 2007, her lifelong involvement reached a pinnacle ...

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    Friends Forge a Lasting Bond Through Kidney Donation

    For some people, the term “friend” refers to someone with whom they share mutual interests or enjoy spending time with. For others, a friend is someone they trust and respect, someone to confide in when they’re upset or worried. Marian H. had always felt fortunate to be surrounded by people who she ...

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    A Priceless Gift: Living Organ Donors Give of Themselves

    Karny Stefan was relaxing at home, watching a movie, when she received the e-mail that would change her life – and save Jeff Wilson’s. The e-mail was from Christy Wilson, a business colleague who Karny knew distantly through her job as CEO of Walden Family Services. Christy’s husband of 23 years, ...

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    Beating Breast Cancer…Twice

    For someone with no family history of breast cancer and no major risk factors for the disease, Mary Ann Perkins has certainly had plenty of experience with it. Her first brush with breast cancer was in April of 2005, when the results of a digital mammogram showed suspicious findings. Fortunately, ...

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    Heart Attack Survivor Thanks Doctors by Giving Back

    From his first gift to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in 1988, David Kulchin and his wife, Ann, have been deeply committed to the nonprofit hospital. Their long history of support has helped Scripps Encinitas provide lifesaving care and services to the community — and David himself. On an early ...

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    Former Nurse Returns to Scripps Mercy for Care

    Anne Bemis loves to take time to smell the roses. The 89-year-old has a passion for gardening, especially nurturing the fragrant roses blooming right outside the front door of her East County home. The retired nurse, who is a graduate of the Mercy College of Nursing, is glad to be back home in her ...

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    Aztec Basketball Coach Rebounds From Cancer

    On the basketball court, Steve Fisher is known as a coach and teacher. In his tenth season as the head men’s basketball coach for San Diego State University, he has built a strong program with post-season trips to the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments. Now, Coach Fisher is educating others about ...

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    Advice at Speaker Series Results in Man's Early Cancer Detection

    It all started with a little neighborly advice – advice that potentially saved Vytas Tarulis’ life. During a friendly chat with his neighbor, a volunteer at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Vytas learned about the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by Scripps ...