Your support of the Barlow Foundation allows our physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists to provide the high level of care that our patients require. Such care is vital not only to the patients, but also to their loved ones. Click here to learn about how Barlow touched their lives.


Miltsa Brennan

Militsa Brennan suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown from her horse. Now that she has recovered, and is preparing to return to work, we invite you to enjoy her story.

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Mary Jarrin
Mary Jarrin

Mary Jarrin has lived in Echo Park for over 50 years and never imagined that Barlow Respiratory Hospital, just a few blocks from her home, would save her life.

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Mike on Bike
Mike Martinez

Mike Martinez got a second chance at life when he was transferred to Barlow Respiratory Hospital

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Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson

When he woke up on a ventilator after a terrible car crash, Lane Anderson thought his life was over. But with expert care and encouragement from the committed team of caregivers at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, he started his journey to recovery.

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Nancy Katayama
Nancy Katayama

Nancy Katayama’s mother, Hana, had emphysema and had been in a Los Angeles hospital for many months. She was on a ventilator, and Nancy was not happy with the level of care she was getting. But she had no idea where else to go that would be any better.

Nancy had never heard of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, but she was open to anything when Hana’s doctor eventually suggested it. “I was very happy with the care she received.”

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Nancy & Michael Larsen
Nancy & Michael Larsen

When Michael was hospitalized at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Nancy sought strength and comfort from Barlow’s Medical Director, Dr. David Nelson. “Dr. Nelson went out of his way to explain things to me, and he would do so as if you were with a friend – face-to-face, very thorough, caring and honest.”

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Michael Mark
Michael Mark

Michael Mark suffered a massive brain bleed.  He survived but was dependent upon a ventilator to breathe.  After multiple failed attempts to get off the ventilator, Michael came to Barlow.

Barlow’s expert team of caregivers gave Michael and his family hope. They helped him fight back to breathe on his own again and regain his life.

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