What It’s Like To: Contract COVID-19

Yvette Paz of Huntington Beach uses her experience to encourage other young people to take the disease seriously.

Q&A With Our January 2021 Cover Doctor Nancy Daisy Dodd

Nancy Daisy Dodd of Fullerton is a physician at Kaiser Permanente who specializes in pediatrics and infectious diseases. She was recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as among the most accomplished and caring physicians in the county.

What It’s Like To: Finish College Despite a Brain Tumor

Newport Beach native and food blogger Justine Okajima’s diagnosis led her to prioritize her health and rediscover her passions.

What It’s Like To: Heal the Wounds of Homelessness in O.C.

Michael Sean Wright of Santa Ana, founder of Wound Walk OC, offers help and kindness to people living on the streets.

What It’s Like To: Take a VR Tour of Your Brain

After Meera Sawhney of Irvine was diagnosed with a tumor, neurosurgeon Robert Louis used a virtual reality headset to ease her anxiety and rehearse her operation.

What It’s Like To: Change the System

Elizabeth Campbell of Irvine fights for accessibility and independence for all.

What It’s Like To: Nurture a Child Who Has Had a Brain Tumor

Hildie Vega of Fountain Valley augments standard medical treatment for her daughter Olivianna with help from MaxLove Project.

What It’s Like To: Create Art to Heal Trauma

Artist Andrea Moni of Irvine began collaborating with other trauma victims after a serious burn accident.

What It’s Like To: Battle Cancer as a Teen

Lesley Ramirez of Anaheim beat Ewing sarcoma and learned how to care for her mental health.

What It’s Like To: Teach Wounded Vets to Surf

Former pro surfer Danny Nichols of Huntington Beach shares his love of the ocean to help soldiers heal.