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Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

October 5th, 2017

Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

By In the Loop intheloop

When Nicole Ver Kuilen was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer and had her leg amputated. Today, she’s embarking on a 1,500 mile journey to raise awareness about issues facing amputees.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Osteosarcoma


Lemonade Stand Fuels Donation 'in Honor of Emmy's Left Eye'

October 3rd, 2017

Lemonade Stand Fuels Donation ‘in Honor of Emmy’s Left Eye’

By In the Loop intheloop

Those who bought lemonade from Emmy Weidmann last summer learned that the 4-year-old had big plans for the money she earned: a “kids’ cart” in the ophthalmology department at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: cataract, Dr. Erick Bothun, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Ophthalmology


Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors and Supporters Go for the Gold

September 14th, 2017

Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors and Supporters Go for the Gold

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo pediatric neurologist Gesina Keating, M.D., knows that a brain tumor is a “daunting diagnosis” for kids. She also knows how resilient those kids are, and started a running team to highlight their determination.

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Tags: Dr. Gesina Keating, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic


Physical Therapist By Day, Musician By Night (and Weekend and Lunch Hour)

September 7th, 2017

Physical Therapist By Day, Musician By Night (and Weekend and Lunch Hour)

By In the Loop intheloop

Physical therapist Ray Lunasin’s day job is to help people recover from injuries or illnesses. But it’s how he spends his time outside of work that often brings patients comfort.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Physical Therapy, Ray Lunasin


A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds

August 29th, 2017

A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds

By In the Loop intheloop

Sometimes a patient’s story is so moving that it’s impossible not to be affected. Dr. Jonathan Morris explains why a moment he witnessed at a fundraising event is one he’ll never forget.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Nadia Laack, Germ cell tumor, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neuroradiology, Proton Beam Therapy


16-Year-Old Collects More Than 1 Million Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

July 11th, 2017

16-Year-Old Collects More Than 1 Million Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

By In the Loop intheloop

Seth Bayles made a trip to Rochester on Monday, but it wasn’t for treatment at Mayo Clinic. Instead, he was there to donate pop tabs he’d collected for the Ronald McDonald House, where he and his family often stay while in town for care.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Ronald McDonald House


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

By In the Loop intheloop

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


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