Operation Mend saluted in Fourth of July parade
UCLA’s Operation Mend
was one of several UCLA Health Systems programs saluted during the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade. Shown here waving to the crowd are Dr. Kodi Azari, co-director of Operation Mend, and his son, Arman. In the driver's seat are Operation Mend patient Sgt. Louis Dahlman, who was wounded in Iraq, and his wife, Laura. In the back seat are Azari’s wife, Delbar, and their son, Kamran.
Also recognized at the parade were UCLA's Alzheimers Dementia Care Program, the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen Cancer Program, UCLA Orthopaedics and the newly certified UCLA Santa Monica Pediatric Emergency Room. UCLA Health System and Buerge Motors were parade co-sponsors for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo by Robert Hernandez)