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Joel B - Grateful Stroke Patient at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
April 7, 2021

Patient Story: Fighting for Life After Stroke

by Zara Jethani

A patient recollects a profound set of miracles at the worst time of his life in 2020 when he experienced a rare kind of stroke.

Sharmyn McGraw holding the book she authored
April 2, 2021

Cushing’s Disease Helped Shape My Wonderful Life

by Sharmyn McGraw

Now twenty-one years in remission from a pituitary adenoma tumor, Sharmyn McGraw, patient advocate, author, artist, and so much more, talks about the pivotal role of Cushing’s disease in her life. From dyslexia to writer and everything in between. Dealing with a life threatening disease,...

Dr. Barkhourdarian with a patient
September 25, 2020

Patient Story: Happy Days Because of a Hydrocephalus Hero

by Sharmyn McGraw

Abbie, a Beverly Hills, California resident was experiencing alarming deteriorating health with no diagnosis. Then she found neurosurgeon, Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s stroke team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center
August 29, 2020

Teamwork for Another Stroke Patient Success Story

by Kamila Szweda

Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s stroke team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and EMS come together safely during Covid-19 to provide life-saving stroke treatment A call of CODE STROKE is an everyday happening in a busy hospital, and for a person who is struck down by a...

Dr. Santosh Kesari and colleagues at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
February 4, 2020

Elaine’s Story: Her Husband’s Brain Tumor Diagnosis Changed Their Lives Forever

by Guest Author

Elaine Lipworth, a content writer at Thrive Global tells the story of her husband’s brainstem tumor diagnosis and how it drastically changed their lives. In the article titled, When My Husband Was Diagnosed With Cancer, Everything Changed, Elaine talks about how her outlook in life...

Neil Peart in concert
January 10, 2020

Rush Drummer Neil Peart Passes

by Zara Jethani

With heavy hearts, musicians and fans all over the world mourn the loss of Neil Peart, who died of brain cancer on January 7, 2020.

patient rori's story
January 8, 2020

PNI Finds Answers for Chasing the Cure Patient: Rori’s Story

by Zara Jethani

Rori used to be an elementary school teacher who loved working with kids. She lost the ability to walk and talk. With a diagnosis proving elusive, she and her husband Justin had to embark on a scavenger hunt. They reached out to “Chasing the Cure” for some answers and ended up at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Patient Basab with Doctors Kelly and Griffiths
December 4, 2019

Patient Story: A Young Boy Finds Help at PNI for Pediatric Cushing’s Disease

by Guest Author

A devoted father searching around the world for help finds the care his son needs at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Read Basab’s story below. A Search for Medical Help and Hope One can only imagine the anguish of Deg Gharti Chhetri by the fall of 2018....

Daniel F. Kelly, MD & Chester F. Griffiths, MD, standing with their patients
November 21, 2019

Patient Story: Love’s Meningioma Surgery

by Guest Author

Find out more about how an international patient's trip to PNI saved both her life, and the life of her unborn child.

August 15, 2019

Patient Story: Jay Huguley’s Experience With Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Actor Jay Huguley recounts how sudden loss of eyesight and color perception in his left eye led to his surprising brush with minimally invasive brain surgery. Find out more in his video testimonial for Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Last updated: January 4th, 2021