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June 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Nurse’s care during frightening time motivates family’s gift to Mayo Clinic

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A family’s gratitude for the care provided to their young son led them to provide scholarships to pediatric nurses at Mayo Clinic for continuing education, certification or conference attendance. Jessica Mc Nallan, young Nathan’s nurse, says she’s humbled and notes that the inspiration goes both ways. On a scary night in the Pediatric Intensive Care […]

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Tags: Jessica Mc Nallan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


June 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Positive vaccination experience makes big difference for young man with Down syndrome

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The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, […]

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Tags: Michele Jordan, Windell Smith


May 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Young Lewis Lechtenberg rocks Mayo Clinic, spreads joy during his proton treatment

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While rocking his proton beam radiation treatment, a four-year-old battling brain cancer decided to add something to his Rochester trips to bring some joy to others. Walking around the grounds at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, it’s not unusual to see a rock here or there. But inside Mayo’s buildings might be another story. And the […]

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April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Oncology nurse gives patient entering hospice one last adventure

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Aggie Morgan was about to go into hospice care regretting that she’d never been on a hot air balloon ride. One of her nurses had other plans. Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, […]

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Tags: Andreas Cancer Center, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon adds extra touch of care with artwork on her patients’ bandages

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Pediatric patients under the care of Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., may wake up from surgery with art on their chest. It all started when she spontaneously surprised Dalton Hinman with a drawing of a bulldog on his bandage when he awoke from surgery. There’s a story behind that. Creating a connection with a child undergoing […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Stephens, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery


March 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Wall of Heroes honors organ donors, has special connection to family of retired nurse

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A new Wall of Heroes on the Saint Marys Campus recognizes blood, organ, eye, tissue and whole-body donations. The wall is also an extra-special honor for the family of Chris Kopp, a former Mayo Clinic nurse. Chris Kopp has fond memories of her sister, Gail Paulson. “She was a remarkable person. Her smile and contagious […]

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Tags: transplant, Wall of Heroes


March 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

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Michelle and Angie Dowd were introduced to Mayo Clinic as young children, when Michelle received treatment for Hirschsprung’s disease. The experience made a lasting impression on both women.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

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Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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Tags: Amie Benson, Laura Coons, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Nuring


March 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Grateful Patient Becomes Part of the Mayo Clinic Experience

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Joe Rath’s worries before radiation therapy treatment were short lived, thanks to reassurance from his care team and what he calls the Mayo Experience.

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Tags: Dr. Bradley Stish, Marshall Klein, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, prostate cancer, Radiation Therapy


March 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

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Many countries outside the U.S. don’t allow organ recipients and donor families to meet, but a Mayo patient’s trip to South Korea may help change that country’s views on such meetings.

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Tags: Bev Hansen, dialysis, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pancreas transplant, Type 1 diabetes


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