USC clinic in Boyle Heights named in honor of Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin

Boyle Heights  —  A USC cystic fibrosis clinic at Keck Hospital  in Boyle Heights was named after the late Star Trek star Anton Viktorovich Yelchin, who died two years ago at the age of 27.

Yelchin’s foundation, which is run by his parents, donated $1 million to the clinic  that treated him for a decade. The Russian-born “Star Trek” film star died in a freak car accident at his home in Studio City.

“The staff at the cystic fibrosis clinic was like a family to Anton,” Irina Yelchin said. “He worked hard and was dedicated to living a healthy life. When he needed assistance, they were always there for him.”

Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that affects the mucus and sweat glands, causing a buildup of mucus in the lungs and other organs.

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