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Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

July 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian — A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop intheloop

Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Thomas Schwab, Gabriel House of Care, Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, The Village at Mayo Clinic Transplant House


Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

June 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

By In the Loop intheloop

Five years after a spinal cord injury, Chris Norton continues to inspire others, most recently by launching a camp for kids in wheelchairs and their families.

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Tags: Chris Norton, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program


Sophie's Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort

June 18, 2019

Sophie’s Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort

By In the Loop intheloop

Nine-year-old Sophie Neu knows that her mother’s job as a nurse manager at Mayo Clinic is to help sick kids, so Sophie decided she wanted to do something to care for them as well.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Mayo Physician Leaves Legacy of Art on Bike Trails

June 4, 2019

Mayo Physician Leaves Legacy of Art on Bike Trails

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Richard Brubaker spent his career caring for patients and contributing to teaching and research at Mayo Clinic. In his retirement he continued to give to others, creating art that everyone can enjoy.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Brubaker, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

May 21, 2019

Third Grader ‘Braves the Shave’ to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop intheloop

For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.

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Tags: Amanda Vanderheiden, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Tom and Pat Purcell felt they had been given a gift when a family member survived a cancer diagnosis. The couple decided to give back by caring for others when they need it most.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

April 30, 2019

Cy’s Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Randy and Ree Erickson lost their son Silas to cancer in 2007, but his memory lives on in the way they live their lives: supporting families of children facing significant medical challenges.

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Tags: Cy's Place, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Neuroblastoma, pediatrics, transplant


Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

April 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

By In the Loop intheloop

Caren Shank was her late husband Steve’s caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues.

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Tags: Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Gift of Life Transplant House, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Kari Koens, LifeSource, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, National Donate Life Month, Saint Marys Campus, Steve Shank, Tim Rasmusson


Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

April 23, 2019

Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

By day, Dr. Harini Chakkera is a transplant nephrologist and chair of the Division of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. But by night — for one night and a good cause, at least — she was a dancer.

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Tags: Dancing with the Stars Arizona, Division of Nephrology, Dr. Harini Chakkera, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Doctors Don Dancing Shoes to Raise Funds for Arts Education

March 26, 2019

Doctors Don Dancing Shoes to Raise Funds for Arts Education

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic physicians Stacey Rizza, M.D., and Mark Pagnano, M.D., will be stepping out of their comfort zones and onto the dance floor April 13 to raise money for youth arts education.

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Tags: Dancing for the Arts, Dr. Mark Pagnano, Dr. Stacey Rizza


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