In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

Patient Stories

'I Have to Try:' Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

May 23, 2019

‘I Have to Try:’ Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

By In the Loop intheloop

Chris Douglas learned via Twitter one evening that long-time acquaintance Chad Corey needed a kidney transplant. The next day, Chris began taking steps that would ultimately change Chad’s life.

View full entry

Tags: Chris Douglas, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Patrick Dean, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


ASU Wide Receiver Hopes to Go From the Football Field to the Medical Field

May 23, 2019

ASU Wide Receiver Hopes to Go From the Football Field to the Medical Field

By In the Loop intheloop

An injury during Kyle Williams’ freshman year at Arizona State University turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the football standout, who discovered he also has a passion for medicine.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Anikar Chhabra, Kyle Williams, Orthopedic Surgery


Former Mayo Patient 'Breaking Bread' From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others

May 21, 2019

Former Mayo Patient ‘Breaking Bread’ From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others

By In the Loop intheloop

Despite having a leg amputated as a result of an injury in Afghanistan, Army Special Forces member Jarrid Collins is determined to live life on his own terms, which means connecting with and serving others.

View full entry

Tags: Amputation, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, surgery


Patient's Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital

May 16, 2019

Patient’s Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital

By In the Loop intheloop

Penny Pfeiffer has found a way to keep her spirits up while she receives chemotherapy treatment at Mayo: impromptu workout sessions with staff and other patients in the hospital.

View full entry

Tags: Chemotherapy, Ewing Sarcoma


Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle

May 9, 2019

Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle

By In the Loop intheloop

Teddy Ross, an emergency medical technician, had just driven a heart by ambulance to Mayo Clinic when he realized that the heart was for his uncle, who was there awaiting a transplant.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Rohan Goswami, heart failure, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida


Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'

May 7, 2019

Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His ‘Miracle for Now’

By In the Loop intheloop

A lung cancer diagnosis was unexpected for pastor (and nonsmoker) Kurt Jacobson. But so were the blessings: a medication he was eligible for due to a genetic mutation, and a chance to share his story.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Eyad Al-Hattab, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

April 30, 2019

Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

By In the Loop intheloop

Tim Burriss and his wife Susan know how serious a melanoma diagnosis can be. So each year they organize a running event to raise funds for Mayo Clinic research aimed at defeating the disease.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Melanoma Research Program, Melanoma, Melanoma Education Symposium


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.

View full entry

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


'I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:' Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

April 23, 2019

‘I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:’ Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

By In the Loop intheloop

As a new retiree, Carroll Sharp took patients to and from kidney dialysis and saw how their condition affected them. So when he learned about being a living kidney donor, he stepped up in a big way.

View full entry

Tags: diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Carrie Schinstock, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Nephrology


Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

April 9, 2019

Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

By In the Loop intheloop

Before her transplant 30 years ago, MaryEllen Lannon was cautiously optimistic: there were so many unknowns at the time, yet she knew her Mayo care team would do everything they could to save her life.

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Dr. Russell Wiesner, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Contact Us · Privacy Policy