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Uchenna Nwosu Gives Back to UCLA Medical Center


"I wanted to be able to give back to people who are less fortunate, don't have as much or are going through something. So, to give back in any way I can is always a good feeling."

Uchenna Nwosu is using his platform for the greater good as he recently donated gaming consoles, televisions and speaker systems to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Specifically, he donated the items to the wing where his father, Henry Nwosu, has worked for 14 years.

"The patients are there from anywhere from six months to however long, whereas other patients in the hospital come for a day or two," Uchenna said. "But those patients are usually there even longer and they had only one television there. I just tried to give them a gaming system, some TVs and a speaker so they can use them while they're there."

Nwosu said the fact that he played at USC while his father worked at UCLA never even crossed his mind. Short answer? There's no family rivalry. For them, it's all about doing good in the Los Angeles community they call home.

"We've never really talked about it!" he said. "My dad just goes to work…. He works with the mental illness patients. He's a psychiatrist there."

So, what was the reaction when Nwosu brought the items by without warning? Needless to say, while the staff was in shock, jubilation quickly settled in.

"They were surprised," Uchenna said. "They didn't even know who I was! One guy thought I was a billionaire! But when I told him what I did, they were all excited and when they saw all the stuff, everybody was just happy."

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