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June 1, 2022

In retrospect: Letter from bone marrow transplant recipient to her 19-year-old self celebrates survival

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Wendy Zins writes a letter to her 19-year-old self on the anniversary of her bone marrow transplant each year. The letter is a reminder and acknowledgment of the key people and things that helped her survive. Wendy Zins was 18, had just graduated from high school, and was looking forward to the next chapter in […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Louis Letendre, Dr. Morie Gertz


April 14, 2022

Bell ringing honors patient who passed away before getting her turn

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Before Amie Christiansen passed away from cancer, she told her daughter, Montana, that there was one thing she wished she’d been able to do: Ring a bell signifying the end of her treatment. Amie’s care team at Mayo Clinic found a way to make that wish come true. Montana Christiansen stepped forward to ring the […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Cecilia Merrigan, Dr. Patrick Johnston, Dr. Thomas Habermann, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


July 18, 2019

Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


August 21, 2018

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


February 1, 2018

Longtime Philadelphia TV Reporter and Anchor Covers Her Own Story

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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


December 12, 2017

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


August 8, 2017

1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


August 1, 2017

After Cancer Diagnosis, Twins Find a New Connection

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


May 25, 2017

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 (@intheloop)

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


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