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Story of the Month

  • Oct 17 SOTM photo

    October Story of the Month

    Collaboration Leads to Positive Results for Kids Melanie is a particularly bright young lady, especially in math.  It wasn’t a big surprise that she was invited to participate in an accelerated math program at her school.  The staff and volunteers at school knew that Melanie faced some challenges at home.  She had no access to […]

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  • September17 SOTM-photo

    September Story of the Month

    This Backpack Holds More Than Books Young & Healthy’s newest work is in Trauma Informed Care. We are committed to bringing this knowledge to our partners in the school district. Young & Healthy is spending considerable time teaching our community about the effects of trauma on brain development, behavior and long term health. Nothing feels […]

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  • May17 SOTM photo

    May Story of the Month

    So what is “Advocacy” anyway? Advocacy can mean 100 different things to as many people, but at Young & Healthy it always takes on a very practical meaning. Jason, age 24 (an age that some might consider “young and invincible”), learned he was young but not invincible.  Stage three leukemia has a way of dismissing […]

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  • April 17 SOTM photo

    April Story of the Month

    What Goes Around, Comes Around…But in a Good Way  Several years ago at our Mobile Dental Clinic, we met a young USC dental student named Kimberly.  Kimberly was a shining star among the dental students who worked at the clinic.  Fast forward several years and Dr. Kimberly Kum is now a part of the USC […]

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  • Feb17 SOTM Photo

    February Story of the Month

    Time is of the Essence When you wake up because your tooth is throbbing–time stands still.  Sixteen-year-old Selena told her mom right away and her mom’s heart sank.  Her mother, Lupe, was immediately concerned, not only because her daughter was in pain, but because they had just lost their insurance when they moved into L.A. […]

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