2017 Lunar New Year

UCI and South Coast Plaza present an Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year Festival at UCI
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Long-U.S. China Institute at UCI and its partners the School of Social Sciences, School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business in concert with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Medicine, School of Humanities, School of Social Ecology, and UCI Libraries.

Team Kids: Started as a fundraiser for sick 4-year-old has grown into 15 years of service

April 2016 - Orange County Register

In 2001, Jeremy Wifler was a sick 4-year-old whose constant seizures routinely caused him to stop breathing.

The 911 calls were so regular that emergency dispatchers would alert the crews with simply: “It’s Jeremy.”

Firefighters began to stop by the home to see what else they could do to help. Some evenings, they stopped by just to drop off dinner.

“These guys became a part of our family,” said the boy’s mother, Rechelle Wifler.

Firefighters weren’t the only ones to embrace the Wiflers.