Commuting 500 miles for UC Irvine Health cancer care
July 15, 2015
IN THE NEWS: For Mike and LeeAnn Brill, her diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer meant that she wanted to find the best care possible. Even if they had to drive 500 miles every week for 12 weeks for her chemotherapy treatment. When UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center volunteer Bob Griffith found out, he contacted Angel Flight West. For the past 10 weeks, the Henderson, Nevada residents have only had to make the 3-mile drive to the airport.
CBS2 reporter Michele Gile talks to LeeAnn about her decision to come to UC Irvine Health for treatment, and her experience with the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the cancer center.
The interview was broadcast Wednesday on CBS2 and KCAL9 across the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
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