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Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

May 25th, 2017

Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Superman recently took a break from fighting crime — and washing windows — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient. 

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Child LIfe Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


April 11th, 2017

Young Cancer Patient Shows What It Means to Be ‘Hunter Strong’

By In the Loop intheloop

Lisa Gifford is a mother. She’s also a pediatric nurse. So she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest son, Hunter. “He was having trouble urinating,” Lisa tells us. Initially, she chalked it up to a urinary tract infection. But his primary care provider ruled that out after Hunter’s blood work came back fine. Later […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Ewing's Sarcoma, Lisa Gifford, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 6th, 2017

Medical Student Learns About Life, Love, and Spirituality During ‘Year of Suffering’

By In the Loop intheloop

If you need proof of the old adage “to truly understand something you must experience it first-hand,” look no further than Maggie Cupit-Link. Diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the end of her freshman year of college, Maggie, now a third-year Mayo Clinic School of Medicine student, was uprooted from her life and began a year-long […]

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Tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


June 19th, 2014

A sign of good things to come

By In the Loop intheloop

Long days in the hospital can be, well, long. For anyone. But when you’re a soon-to-be sixth-grader, they can seem doubly so. Add to that repeated chemotherapy treatments, partial isolation, and a three-month wait for a bone-marrow transplant, and you’ve got a recipe for, well, antsiness. So you can understand why Lacey McClain from Pine Island, […]

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Tags: Be The Match, Chemotherapy, Leukemia


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