First Successful Bone Marrow Transplant Case for Sickle Cell at LLU Children’s Hospital

Quan Zhao, MD, from the Department of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and his team performed the first successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in a patient at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. The female patient half-matched with her father and underwent a haploidentical transplant. Over the span of 28 days, she…

Alumni in Mission Service Update

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 What is AIMS doing currently? The focus is three things: 1) connecting alumni who wish to support overseas missions to our overseas alumni who want (and need) that support,…

Raymond O. West ’52

September 23, 1922 – August 19, 2019 Raymond O. West ’52 died Aug. 19, 2019. He was born in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, on Sept. 23, 1922, where he lived until 1937 when he attended Oshawa Missionary College and met the love of his life, Julia I. Huckabone. Dr. West joined the Royal Canadian Volunteer…

Lee J. Richards ’47

September 21, 1920 – August 18, 2019 Lee J. Richards ’47 died Aug. 18, 2019. He was born Levi Richert near Manfred, North Dakota, on Sept. 21, 1920. At the age of 4, he moved with his German-speaking parents, Jacob and Sarah Richert, and his older brothers, Gideon and Ray, to Shafter, California. He later…

Fred C. Schnibbe ’54

July 14, 1925 – August 16, 2019 Fred C. Schnibbe ’54 of College Place, Washington, died Aug. 16, 2019, at Park Manor. Dr. Schnibbe was born on July 14, 1925, to Fred Herman and Johanna Maier Schnibbe in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the School of Automotive Trades and was drafted into the Army…