Paul's Story
Paul Gartrell, Kaiser Permanente member since 2018
A wave at Sandy Beach sent lifelong surfer Paul Gartrell headfirst into the sand, injuring his spine. Learn how Paul was able to avoid paraplegia through the actions of Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Ravi Kumar and his team.

Olena Heu
Olena Heu, Kaiser Permanente member since 2012
Due to genetic risk factors for developing breast cancer, Olena Heu had a bilateral mastectomy as a preventive measure against the disease. Thanks to the integrated care at Kaiser Permanente, Olena was able to recover quickly from her surgery with peace of mind and the support of her loved ones.

Lisa Sullenberger
Lisa Sullenberger, Kaiser Permanente member since 2017
Lisa Sullenberger had a viral infection as a child that left the right side of her face paralyzed. She was never able to smile growing up but thanks to a wonderful surgical team at Kaiser Permanente, she can finally show the world the happy person she really is.

Auriella’s Story
Auriella and her mom Angelica, Kaiser Permanente Members since 2017
6-year-old Auriella went to the ER after her fever didn’t go away for a few days. She also found it difficult to move her neck. Learn how Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff caught a life-threatening condition before it was too late.

Kukla Family: “Kai’s Story”
Vivi Xie (New Mom and Kaiser Permanente Employee) and Matt Kukla (New Dad)

Kaiser Permanente members since 2015
“Had we not had some of the best, most-highly trained physicians, Kai’s outcomes would’ve been very different. And so absolutely – I would trust Kaiser physicians with my life, Vivi’s life and of course, Kai’s.”

Kauvaka Family: “Convenience”
Members since 2008
Lusi and Daniel Kauvaka talk about how Kaiser Permanente takes care of their ‘ohana.

Re’ale Setoki
Lifelong Kaiser Permanente Member
“(Kaiser Permanente) gave me my original lifestyle back… back and better.”

Lusi & Daniel Kauvaka
Members since 2008
Lusi is a twin and has two sets of twins, which makes her a one-in-a-million mom.

Glenn Leonard
KP member since 1995
"If you want to feel better about yourself and you want to look better, that’s what the Fit Rewards Program has done for me.”

Dennis Pang
Big wave surfer and KP member since 2010
"To be back in the water is living again and that’s the main thing, thanks to Dr. Chang.”
 
Joe Lileikis
Educator, Swim Coach, and Cancer Survivor
“Many people in the Oncology area were just incredibly awesome with helping and I couldn't have asked for better care and guidance.”

Lei & Brad Tada
Appreciates the great care from the Neonatal Intensive Care staff
“Our baby was six weeks early and we spent three weeks in the NICU and now we’ve come home with a perfectly healthy, beautiful baby girl. The NICU staff is just wonderful. It was such a great experience for both of us.”

James “Kimo” Cuizon
Triathlete
“Kaiser's been a very beneficial part of my life.”

Frank Smith
Member for more than 40 years
“When you need that emergency treatment, I just really can't say enough for the Kaiser physicians. I really appreciate them and it was great…they are real professionals and real experts and I think they did a great job for me.”

Thor Kamakaala
Extreme Athlete
“Fortunately I went to Kaiser...it was a great experience for me. They were there for me, to help me out, to get me back to where I wanted to be.”

April Ikeda
Member since 2008
“I just love Kaiser because I can get everything done at the same place ... It's just really nice to do it all in one stop.”

Guy Benjamin
Member for fifteen years
“The care I got from Kaiser and Dr. Santi, they've been wonderful...”

Christine Lawson
Member for forty-one years
“I cannot say enough about how happy I've been to have done the surgery and come out in such good shape and it allows me to keep doing what I want to do...from hip replacement to half-ironman...It couldn't have been better.”

Jeannie Chesser
Member for twenty years
“Once I put all my trust in my doctors, in Dr. Carney, I felt totally relaxed and that she's only gonna do good for me. I am living proof that Kaiser works.”

Jennifer Purcell
Member for forty years
“I'm very comfortable with Kaiser. They treat me with care and respect and they're always rooting for me. I'm very, very content with the people at Kaiser. I wouldn't go anywhere else.”