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Patient to Auction Off Classic Car to Benefit Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic

August 22, 2019

Patient to Auction Off Classic Car to Benefit Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

When he was a child — “probably about 10 or so” — John Schuler saw an ad for a 1948 Tucker sedan at the local car dealership in his hometown of Aurora, Indiana. It was love at first sight. “It really looked like quite a car with the headlights that turned and its unique, sleek […]

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Tags: cancer research, Office of Gift Planning


Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

August 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Recipient Driven to Make a Difference, Now Needs Second Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

Elizabeth Sammons received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in 2015 and used her second chance at life to give back, crocheting hundreds of scarves for homeless Minnesotans.

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Tags: heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Humboldt High Senior Hits Homer Between Cancer Treatments, Gains a Famous Fan

August 15, 2019

Humboldt High Senior Hits Homer Between Cancer Treatments, Gains a Famous Fan

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Ashlyn Clark’s first home run in high school came at just the right time: her softball team’s Senior Night. What made it even more special is that it came while Ashlyn is undergoing cancer treatment.

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Tags: Dr. Carola Arndt, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


Walking "The Way" to Raise Awareness and Funding for Molecular Breast Imaging

August 13, 2019

Walking “The Way” to Raise Awareness and Funding for Molecular Breast Imaging

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Leslie Yerger’s 500-mile journey across Spain last fall was more than just a pilgrimage. She was also raising money and awareness for research at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: bone density test, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, lobular breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, molecular breast imaging


Skip Sturtz is a Cheerful Giver, Donating a Kidney to a Stranger

August 13, 2019

Skip Sturtz is a Cheerful Giver, Donating a Kidney to a Stranger

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Not long into his retirement, Skip Sturtz felt a stirring to do something life-changing for someone else. He reached out to Mayo Clinic and began the process of becoming an altruistic donor.

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Tags: Dr. Tom Shives, kidney donation, Mayo Clinic Radio, nondirected living donor, Tracy McCray


At NICU Family Reunion, the Bond Isn't Blood, but Shared Experience

August 8, 2019

At NICU Family Reunion, the Bond Isn’t Blood, but Shared Experience

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Recent graduates of Mayo’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units, along with their families, gathered for the annual NICU Family Reunion, where they reconnected with each other and the staff that cared for them.

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Tags: Dr. Chris Collura, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU Family Reunion


Josh Gates's Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life

July 30, 2019

Josh Gates’s Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life

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After 12 years of trying to get a handle on Crohn’s disease, Josh Gates decided to seek help from Mayo Clinic. Ten days after surgery, he was on the road to a better life.

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Tags: Dr. George Saffouri, Gastroenterology, gastrojejunostomy


Double Trouble: Patient Bounces Back From Consecutive Cardiac Events

July 25, 2019

Double Trouble: Patient Bounces Back From Consecutive Cardiac Events

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Keith Glasshoff had just survived one cardiac event when the unexpected happened during his cardiac rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Kincaid, Dr. Diana Trifa, Dr. Randall Casper, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Mayo's Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

July 25, 2019

Mayo’s Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic child life specialists recently gave pediatric patients a day they won’t soon forget: a special event that featured kid-sized obstacles and a chance to meet Mayo’s American Ninja Warriors.

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Candace Granberg


Helping Families Talk to Kids About Cancer

July 23, 2019

Helping Families Talk to Kids About Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

A program that provides support for families of cancer patients was just what Sean Snyder and his son, Evan, had been looking for since his wife was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

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Tags: Autumn Jones, Chrys Yates, CLIMB, Family First, Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida


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