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She’s BACK! Julie Chang is back on the air at Good Day LA for the first time since having brain surgery in November. She had a brain tumor removed and got engaged all within a month, and she feels a new sense of gratitude. She thanks all the fans for support and warm messages.
Julie says, “To put it simply, California saved my life.” Had she not moved here from New York, she would have never taken up surfing. Julie was on her board on a very calm night with the sun setting and admiring the view. During that time, the board had drifted out on its own, and when she looked forward, it banged her face. When she got a CT scan on the black eye, and during that scan is when the radiologist found the brain tumor.
The tumor was the size of her fist and had been there for a long time. When they found it was benign, it was the greatest piece of news she’s ever received.
Julie says she is almost 100% back to normal, with the exception of vision.
She says it doesn’t hurt to have a MRI if you think something is wrong. She was on really strong migraine pills, which she felt was masking what was really going on.
Back in 1993, Ice Cube rapped in “It Was A Good Day”: “Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp / And it read “Ice Cube’s a Pimp.” While the rapper has said that the events he wrote about in the iconic song were fiction, in 2014, it could become a reality.
As TIME previously reported,the Good Day Blimp project was trying to convince the Goodyear corporation to fly their blimp over South Central Los Angeles on January 20, 2014, the day stand-up-comedian Donovan Strain determined was the actual day in Ice Cube’s song. The project is both an homage to the song as well as a fundraising drive for a nonprofit organization called A Place Called Home, which works to provide a safe, positive, family environment for at-risk youth. The Good Day Blimp project sought to raise money for the charity — their goal is $25,000 — on the condition that Goodyear flies the blimp.
As word of the project spread, Ice Cube got on board with the operation. During his appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 15, to promote his film Ride Along, he asked people to donate to the Good Day Blimp website. Adding that, “Whatever we get tonight, I’ll bring it over the top.” He also called out Goodyear to make the blimp ride a reality, saying, “Do this before we call you ‘Bad Year.’”
Read more: It’s Happening: Goodyear And Ice Cube Team Up To Fly “Good Day” Blimp In LA | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/20/its-happening-goodyear-and-ice-cube-team-up-to-fly-good-day-blimp-in-la/#ixzz2r3LC6ew7