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Born Too Soon, Baby Finleigh Now Thriving Thanks to Mayo NICU Team

June 20th, 2017

Born Too Soon, Baby Finleigh Now Thriving Thanks to Mayo NICU Team

By In the Loop intheloop

Lisa Strike was 26 weeks pregnant when she started having contractions. Her care providers realized the baby would require specialty care and called Mayo’s NICU transport team. Today, Finleigh is a happy and healthy 2-year-old.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, neonatal intensive care unit


Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

June 1st, 2017

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

By In the Loop intheloop

When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Randy Mc Keeman


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


May 11th, 2017

Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient’s Fears

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A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient’s stuffed dog to help ease the patient’s fears about his own post-operative care.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Sameh Said, Jessica E. Miller, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mikaela Sullivan, Pediatric Cardiology


May 9th, 2017

Giving Manicures to Young Patients Makes Doctor Feel ‘Closer to the Angels’

By In the Loop intheloop

Most of the time, you’ll find Tais de Jesus, M.D., in a cardiology laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Dr. de Jesus, a visiting scholar from Brazil, says the work keeps her busy. Even so, for two hours each weekend she leaves her research behind and heads over to Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, where she […]

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Tags: Dr. Tais de Jesus, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 4th, 2017

Back to Being a Kid Again After Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

In 2015, in the midst of her fight against Henoch-Schonlein purpura, then-10-year-old BilliJo Bowman was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Instead of wishing for something that would provide a respite from her battle against a condition that causes “inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels in your skin, joints, intestines and kidneys,” […]

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Tags: Gift of Life Transplant House, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 2nd, 2017

Taking the Fear out of the Hospital, With Furry Friends and Fun

By In the Loop intheloop

It may look like Amy K. Olson’s job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading crazy “crafternoons.” But for Olson, a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, all that play has a serious purpose. “Our job in child life is to provide education […]

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Tags: Amy K. Olson, Caring Canines, Child Life Specialist, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


April 25th, 2017

Mayo ‘Superheroes’ Use Their Powers to Give Young Patient Proper Sendoff

By In the Loop intheloop

It was “Superhero Day” in the proton beam treatment area at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and 6-year-old Iram Sobarzo had been ready for almost a week. He had talked about little else during that last week of treatment for a brain tumor. He was fixated on meeting Spiderman, his personal superhero. Staff had arranged […]

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Tags: Child Life Services, Krystal Lamb, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 20th, 2017

Cancer Diagnosis Turns Student Athlete Into Student Advocate

By In the Loop intheloop

On Dec. 1, 2015, Miranda Mead learned that the back pain she’d attributed to a fall was actually a tumor. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer, just days after her 16th birthday. So instead of getting her driver’s license, Miranda got a treatment plan, including proton beam therapy at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester […]

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Tags: Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 20th, 2017

Young Patient Works to Buy Teddy Bears to Comfort Others Like Him

By In the Loop intheloop

Two summers ago, Henry Brown began experiencing unexplained pain in his right arm. His parents took him to see numerous doctors in his home state of New York and elsewhere, but Henry tells us “none were able to tell me what was wrong.” The one thing doctors were able to tell Henry was that the […]

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Tags: Avascular necrosis, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


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