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Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

July 18, 2019

Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

By In the Loop In the Loop

Aja Fisher’s dream of becoming a doctor was put on hold after a leukemia diagnosis. She’s sharing her story to help raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors among minority populations.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Dr. James Foran, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic News Network


Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others

August 21, 2018

Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

Angie Wilson has a story to tell, and it’s one her Mayo doctors hopes will help medical students and trainees understand both the “power and risk” of immune therapies as a cancer treatment.

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, Dr. Saad Kenderian, Encephalitis, Lymphoma, Radiation


Longtime Philadelphia TV Reporter and Anchor Covers Her Own Story

February 1, 2018

Longtime Philadelphia TV Reporter and Anchor Covers Her Own Story

By In the Loop In the Loop

A medical condition forced longtime Philadelphia newscaster Lisa Thomas-Laury to leave the job she loved. A trip to Mayo Clinic led to a diagnosis and treatment plan. Now, she’s written a memoir about her experiences.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Angela Dispenzieri, POEMS syndrome


Staff "Flock" to Help Colleague's Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

December 12, 2017

Staff “Flock” to Help Colleague’s Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop

When Sharalyn Gordon’s colleagues learned her grandson needed a bone marrow transplant, they wanted to show their support. The result: a series of fundraisers, including one involving pink plastic birds.

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

August 8, 2017

1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

By In the Loop In the Loop

Two years ago, Peter Favilla donated bone marrow to help save the life of Michelle Hayes, whom he’d never met. This summer, Michelle and her husband drove from Texas to Minnesota to thank Peter in person.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. William Hogan, Leukemia


After Cancer Diagnosis, Twins Find a New Connection

August 1, 2017

After Cancer Diagnosis, Twins Find a New Connection

By In the Loop In the Loop

At just 11 years old, Jack Vold needed a bone marrow transplant. Fortunately his twin sister, Kaylie, turned out to be a perfect match. And now the duo is closer than ever.

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Tags: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant


Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

May 25, 2017

Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Superman recently took a break from fighting crime — and washing windows — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient. 

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Child LIfe Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


April 18, 2017

Mayo’s Own American Ninja Warrior Returns to Competition

By In the Loop In the Loop

Age seems to slow most people down. But Andrew Yori isn’t like most people. We introduced you to Andrew — a.k.a. the K9 Ninja — last year, when he was preparing to compete in an American Ninja Warrior regional qualifying event in Indianapolis. Back then, he was a 39-year-old rookie, just hoping to make it […]

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine


July 28, 2015

Reunited and It Feels Pretty Good

By In the Loop In the Loop

It was a quiet reunion over lunch. Well, then there was the photo shoot, and a couple interviews, and some media attention. Nancy McLain was in Rochester on Monday, July 27, with her sister, Bonnie Engesmoe, to visit Robert Kyle, M.D., Division of Hematology Research and member of Mayo’s emeritus staff. It had been 52 […]

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Robert Kyle


November 20, 2014

Staying ‘Shedivy Strong’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Carl Shedivy was on vacation with his family when he received an unexpected call from his doctor. “She said, ‘We’d like you to come back for a consultation on Wednesday, could you do that?'” he tells WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Carl said he could, but he wanted a good reason to cut his vacation […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia


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