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By Joseph Serna | September 8, 2007
Up until the end, 12-year-old Moncerrat “Monce’” Bravo was upbeat, faithful and looking to the future. Monce’ died of leukemia Tuesday. In her final weeks, the Costa Mesa girl enjoyed life and what the people around her had given her. On Aug. 16 the nonprofit Grants Wishes fulfilled one of her dreams — a shopping spree at South Coast Plaza — and the Pilot chronicled it. Immediately after, she went to church — wearing her new clothes, of course.
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By Steve Virgen | January 30, 2013
The Harbaugh brothers and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis are popular stories leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. The stories are hardly important to Greg and Rebecca Beckler of Orange County. Their attention is on Raelyn Beckler, their toddler daughter who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia a year ago. However, the Big Game remains relevant in their lives. That's because friends and family are ready to support Raelyn with a Super Bowl party on Sunday. Mike Mackellar, one of the Beckler's friends, has offered his Shady Canyon home in Irvine as the site of party central for the NFL championship game that features the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens.
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By Daniel Tedford | July 31, 2008
When community members heard about the plight of Juan Leyva and his family, it wasn’t surprising that they rallied behind him. Friends and coworkers put on a benefit for the man who was recently diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia to help relieve some of the burden put on his family. It was only natural that some people would give to help. But $12,000 was a little unexpected. “The turnout was amazing,” said Rebecca Long, one of Leyva’s former coworkers who helped put on a benefit.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
Some days it's tough for Carlos Vazquez to smile. Some moments are actually difficult for the Costa Mesa High incoming senior, especially whenever football is mentioned. But Saturday wasn't meant to be sad. Vazquez was seen smiling, happy to see the support for him. Two months ago, Vasquez was diagnosed with leukemia. His life changed. It doesn't feel normal, he says. Support from the Costa Mesa football team has helped. The Mustangs, their coach Jeremy Osso and the team's boosters put on "Cutting for Carlos," a special fundraiser for Vazquez at Costa Mesa High on Saturday morning.
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January 12, 2003
Study questions Viagra warning When Viagra was introduced in 1999, the drug's manufacturer warned of a number of visual side effects, including possible nerve damage to the eyes. But a UC Irvine College of Medicine study rules out some of these risks -- even when the drug is taken in high doses. According to Dr. Tim McCulley, assistant professor of ophthalmology, blood flow in the eye does not seem to be reduced by even high doses of the popular erectile dysfunction drug.
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April 4, 2001
Big Kitty-Kitty needs help. He recently tested positive for feline leukemia and needs an indoor home without any other pets or to live with another leukemia-positive cat. He is 1 1/2 years old and a large, gray tabby. He is available for adoption through the Community Animal Network. Feline diseases are not transferable to people and doctors say that cats with leukemia can live for many years. Donations are being accepted to cover Big Kitty Kitty's boarding and testing costs at the Costa Mesa Animal Hospital.
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By Steve Virgen | February 1, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Amid death and cancer, Rich Saul can still smile. He was grinning plenty Wednesday, not just because he was receiving an award but also because he had another day of life. Saul, a Newport Beach resident and former NFL great who is battling leukemia, received the patient courage award from the American Cancer Society at the Newport Beach Marriott. The award is given to the cancer patient or survivor who has shown exceptional courage in the fight with cancer, and who typically helps the American Cancer Society reach out and motivate others in the fight against cancer.
SPORTS
October 30, 2012
BOYS' WATER POLO Corona del Mar 12, Beckman 6 CORONA DEL MAR - Matt Sherburne scored three goals for the Sea Kings in their Pacific Coast League finale Tuesday at home. Jack Harryman, Ty Hack, Jake Wyatt and Reid Chase each scored twice for league champion CdM (21-6, 10-0 in league). Brendan Fisher had one goal, and Patrick McKenzie made seven saves. The team wore orange caps for the second straight year and donated snack bar money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Team Kimie.
NEWS
February 19, 2002
Steve Virgen Ironic how something so deadly, so vicious, can turn out to be one man's treasure. This happened to Derek Ross. His bouts with leukemia have actually brought him a meaningful and charismatic perspective on life. Ross, a UC Irvine alumnus who was a UCI crew member for three years, has chosen to make his near-death experience inspiration for those who are in search for meaning, much like he was. He's also raising money and sharing his story so that people like him can overcome leukemia or cancer.
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By Hannah Fry | September 13, 2013
On day 55 of his journey, Darrian Balongie stopped in Newport Beach to rest and change out his longboard, which had begun to crack from his sometimes rough coast-to-coast voyage. With a 40-pound backpack and bass guitar strapped to his back, the Memphis, Tenn., resident was on the tail end of skateboarding 4,300 miles from New York City to San Diego to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude has a special spot in Balongie's heart: It's the hospital that treated his young cousin so well in the months before his death from acute myelogenous leukemia.
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By Steve Virgen | January 30, 2013
The Harbaugh brothers and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis are popular stories leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. The stories are hardly important to Greg and Rebecca Beckler of Orange County. Their attention is on Raelyn Beckler, their toddler daughter who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia a year ago. However, the Big Game remains relevant in their lives. That's because friends and family are ready to support Raelyn with a Super Bowl party on Sunday. Mike Mackellar, one of the Beckler's friends, has offered his Shady Canyon home in Irvine as the site of party central for the NFL championship game that features the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens.
SPORTS
October 30, 2012
BOYS' WATER POLO Corona del Mar 12, Beckman 6 CORONA DEL MAR - Matt Sherburne scored three goals for the Sea Kings in their Pacific Coast League finale Tuesday at home. Jack Harryman, Ty Hack, Jake Wyatt and Reid Chase each scored twice for league champion CdM (21-6, 10-0 in league). Brendan Fisher had one goal, and Patrick McKenzie made seven saves. The team wore orange caps for the second straight year and donated snack bar money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Team Kimie.
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By Joanna Clay | June 9, 2012
Magaly Vázquez said her brother had big dreams. He wanted to go to culinary school and travel the world, learning about different cultures. He enjoyed cooking dishes for his family, especially chicken, she said. It seemed fitting that Saturday, his family cooked for him. Carlos Vázquez, 19, died Tuesday of pneumonia after a two-year struggle with leukemia. He played football at Costa Mesa High School and graduated in 2011. But for much of Saturday, sounds of laughter and lots of homemade Mexican food filled a Costa Mesa courtyard during a fundraiser to help pay for Carlos Vázquez's funeral.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 5, 2012
COSTA MESA - Carlos Vazquez was always one of the smallest players on the football field. He made up for his lack of size by playing his heart out every down for Costa Mesa High. On a day to pay respect to Vazquez, it was fitting small candles formed a huge heart at midfield. Lighting up the candles proved to be difficult with the wind picking up at Costa Mesa on Tuesday. But many remembered how Vazquez used to spark a room and a team with his smile, laugh and energy. His former teammates and coaches recalled how the 5-foot-5, 150-pounder used to light up players a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier than him. Andrew Albers, a 6-foot-8, 285-pounder, was the biggest of those players.
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By Steve Virgen | April 16, 2012
Rich Saul will be remembered for his work as a football player, as he should. He was a great center for the Rams. But he was so much more than the player. Saul passed away Sunday. He was 64. He had been battling leukemia since 2003, the Orange County Register reported. Saul's wife told the Register he came home April 2 for hospice care after he stayed at Hoag Hospital for 10 days. The leukemia had recently progressed to his brain, the Register reported. What a remarkable man. He had this disease and not only did he fight against it, he performed charitable acts for cancer awareness.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | August 30, 2010
Whenever the Costa Mesa High football team takes the field in 2010, it will remember the player who would give anything to be there. Carlos Vazquez was set up for a big senior year at linebacker until he was diagnosed with leukemia in June. The player who Coach Jeremy Osso said was easily the toughest player on the team still is, but now the tenacious hitter has to be on the sideline. Vazquez will also be on the Mustangs' helmets, as the team will wear decals with his No. 28. It's been an emotional off-season for the team, which opens its regular-season Thursday against Buena Park at Jim Scott Stadium.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
Some days it's tough for Carlos Vazquez to smile. Some moments are actually difficult for the Costa Mesa High incoming senior, especially whenever football is mentioned. But Saturday wasn't meant to be sad. Vazquez was seen smiling, happy to see the support for him. Two months ago, Vasquez was diagnosed with leukemia. His life changed. It doesn't feel normal, he says. Support from the Costa Mesa football team has helped. The Mustangs, their coach Jeremy Osso and the team's boosters put on "Cutting for Carlos," a special fundraiser for Vazquez at Costa Mesa High on Saturday morning.
SPORTS
July 31, 2010
The Costa Mesa High football team is planning for a special event Saturday to help raise funds for Carlos Vazquez, an incoming senior standout who was diagnosed with leukemia in June. The footbal team will be conducting its annual Lift-A-Thon and BBQ at Costa Mesa with a meaningful morning event: "Hair Cutting For Carlos." In an effort to support Vazquez, the players are planning to shave their hair. The team will also have a few volunteer hair stylists to help with the cuts in the morning, that is open for the community.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | June 20, 2010
COSTA MESA — There was a face missing among the football players/workers during the inaugural Battle of the Brush clean-up at Canyon Park Saturday. When his name was brought up, the faces that were there turned sad. Carlos Vazquez of Costa Mesa High couldn't be with his teammates, as they joined forces with Estancia for a day to landscape the park. He has more going on in his life. On Monday, Vazquez was diagnosed with leukemia, Costa Mesa Coach Jeremy Osso said. It's been an emotional week for the Mustangs.
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