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USC-VHH Foundation Holds Golf Tournament Benefit

Tyler Przybyla, a Paradise Canyon Elementary student, will be a special guest at the tournament benefit.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation will hold its 26th annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 22, at the Oakmont Country Club. The tournament will be a best-ball format, but perhaps the “best” part of the day will come when attendees hear first-hand from some of the hospital’s most grateful patients.
All proceeds from the day’s events will fund the highest priority needs in support of patient care at the hospital.
“As long as I walk this earth, I won’t forget the exceptional care that Dr. Tashman and the Emergency Department provided [my son] Tyler that night,” said Tammy Stradiatto.
Stradiatto, her husband James Przybyla and their 7-year-old son Tyler (a student at Paradise Canyon Elementary) will be special guests at the Golf Classic dinner to share their powerful story.
After a misdiagnosis at a local urgent care center, Tyler’s parents, who sought a second opinion at USC-VHH’s emergency department, were told that the severe headache he had been experiencing all day was, in fact, bacterial meningitis. According to USC-VHH’s Dr. David Tashman, “meningitis is sometimes misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to the common cold.” However, left untreated, it can result in permanent disability or even death in as quickly as 24 to 48 hours.
“The team at USC-VHH worked quickly and immediately started Tyler on two powerful antibiotics. The timeliness and decisiveness of the care Tyler received made all the difference and he made a full recovery within 10 days,” said Tyler’s dad, James Przybyla. “We are eternally grateful for the care Tyler received and want everyone to know how wonderful this hospital, Dr. Tashman and his team are.”
For more information about the USC-VHH Foundation or the Golf Classic, visit uscvhh.org/giving/foundation.


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