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Dec 6, 2018

Brittle Bone Disease Can't Dim Toddler's Unbreakable Spirit

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ellie Butts was born with a disease that causes her bones to easily break. So easily that at just 2 years old, she's had more than 100 broken bones. Yet despite the pain, she "radiates joy and love." [...]
Brittle Bone Disease Can't Dim Toddler's Unbreakable Spirit
Dec 6, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Alan Kay
Dec 4, 2018

Doctor Heeds the Call, Ensures Ed Sheeran Fan Can Hear Concert

By In the Loop @intheloop
Kate Fossum and her mom had traveled far to hear Ed Sheeran in concert, only to realize they forgot the supplies for Kate's cochlear implants. A late-night call to Mayo turned their luck around. [...]
Doctor Heeds the Call, Ensures Ed Sheeran Fan Can Hear Concert
Dec 4, 2018

When Family and Friends Can't, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

By In the Loop @intheloop
Patients nearing the end of life often have loved ones who can be by their side and offer comfort. But when they don't, Mayo volunteers make sure the patient is not alone. [...]
When Family and Friends Can't, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone
Dec 4, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We’re all just walking each other home." Ram Dass
Nov 29, 2018

Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing

By In the Loop @intheloop
A program that connects patients with writers, visual artists and musicians at Mayo Clinic offers a type of care that has nothing to do with tests or treatments. [...]
Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing
Nov 29, 2018

Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

By In the Loop @intheloop
Most of us don't get as much sleep as we should. But how do you know when a lack of sleep becomes a problem that needs medical intervention? [...]
Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble
Nov 29, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." Pericles
Nov 27, 2018

'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Helps Mayo's Youngest -- and Tiniest -- Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
The importance of blood and organ donation has always been apparent to ICU nurse Jenny MacIntyre. But when her daughter was born more than three months early, her appreciation for donors grew. [...]
'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Helps Mayo's Youngest -- and Tiniest -- Patients
Nov 27, 2018

Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager

By In the Loop @intheloop
After 25 years as an elementary school teacher, Marie Aaberg took a year sabbatical to volunteer at Mayo Clinic. It ended up being a life changing decision. [...]
Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager
Nov 27, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are." Mother Teresa
Nov 20, 2018

With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS

By In the Loop @intheloop
It's been more than two years since Ryan Tofteland was diagnosed with ALS, but he and his wife continue to look forward in hopes of helping others with the disease. [...]
With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS
Nov 20, 2018

Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges

By In the Loop @intheloop
A friendly competition among first responders that runs through December is all for a good cause: blood donation, which is especially important this time of year. [...]
Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges
Nov 20, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad
Nov 15, 2018

"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Linsey Rippy tends to go overboard when it comes to toys around the holiday season, which is a good thing for children in the hospital at Mayo Clinic, where donations from Rippy's annual toy drive end up. [...]
Nov 15, 2018

Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

By In the Loop @intheloop
For more than 30 years, Phyllis Helgeson has been volunteering at Mayo Clinic, going above and beyond to connect with patients and help wherever she's needed. [...]
Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire
Nov 15, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"For it is in giving that we receive." Saint Francis of Assisi
Nov 13, 2018

All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

By In the Loop @intheloop
  Jon Prebeck got a sobering look at his mother-in-law's life with kidney disease when she came to stay with Jon and his wife. That's when he decided to see if he could help. [...]
All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law
Nov 13, 2018

Learning Mindfulness Helps Medical Students -- and Their Future Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Medical students from Mayo Clinic in Arizona attended a four-day course outside of their usual curriculum that was created to help them cope with the challenges of being a student and a care provider. [...]
Learning Mindfulness Helps Medical Students -- and Their Future Patients
Nov 13, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are." Mother Teresa
Nov 8, 2018

Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
Scott St. Michel was in need of a liver transplant, but extra weight and the severity of his situation kept him off of the wait list — until surgeon Julie Heimbach, M.D., offered another option. [...]
Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic
Nov 8, 2018

Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

By In the Loop @intheloop
Hearing that there was a shortage of buglers to play taps at military funerals, Mark Wentz learned the instrument so he can honor vets with the traditional bugle call. [...]
Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service
Nov 8, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music, and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love." Walt Whitman
Nov 6, 2018

'Almost Like You Won the Lottery': CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope

By In the Loop @intheloop
Treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had been successful for Tanis Milicevic, who was in remission for years. But when her cancer returned, she turned to Mayo and a new, individualized cell-based therapy. [...]
'Almost Like You Won the Lottery': CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope
Nov 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

By In the Loop @intheloop
Although Kadie Neuharth was 1,400 miles away, the Corn Palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red as a sign of love for Kadie as she received a heart transplant. [...]
Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie
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