HELPING PATIENTS JUST LIKE ME Sal Ram, Driver “Don’t leave the hospital without having something done,” the doctor at UC Davis said. “You’re at 95% blocked, and the medication may not work.” Knowing that an ambulance would take 40 minutes to get to the hospital from my house, I realized I wouldn’t make the trip if something happened. I was thinking about my family: what’s going to happen to my wife and kids (18 and 14) if anything happened to me? I...

HELPING HANDS DANIEL DAVIDSON, Driver My family has had a series of health struggles over the years that have made me understand what’s important when someone you love is sick. From my dad’s six way bypass in 2008 to my mother-in-law’s frequent hospital stays for pneumonia and various infections, I had become more familiar with the insides of hospitals than I ever thought I would. Then five years ago, I got sick too. For several weeks I had chest pains and shortness of...

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My dad spent one night in the rehabilitation home and said, “If you don’t get me out of here, I’ll crawl out on my hands and knees.” He was a feisty man. And at 6’2”, 220 pounds when he was healthy, I never thought he’d die....