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September 13, 2016

Mayo Physical Therapist Goes Rim2Rim Across Grand Canyon with Patient

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Kristin Salzman first met Jenny Kollasch, a physical therapist at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, after experiencing discomfort following one of several surgeries she underwent as part of her stage IIIA breast cancer treatment. “I couldn’t lay back, I was hurting so badly,” Kristin says. “So someone suggested I go to physical therapy, and that’s when […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Grand Canyon, Jenny Kollach, Physical Therapy


May 10, 2016

‘Hope Journals’ a Gift From One Breast Cancer Patient to Others

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Pat Popovic is a dedicated scrapbooker. She’s chronicled each year of her life with her husband, Dave, and often gives scrapbooks as gifts to friends and family. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, it seemed natural for her to create a “scrapbook” of a different sort. “I made myself a journal where I […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health, Susan Kane


February 23, 2016

26.2 with Donna Winner Gives Wife Sweetest Valentine’s Day Gift

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For Marc and Christina Burget, Valentine’s Day 2016 is one for the books. Or the movie screen. Or maybe both. As The Florida Times Union tells it, “No one could have written a more memorable Valentine’s Day script.” The Jacksonville couple have been married 17 years and usually mark the holiday by going out to […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, marathon


February 11, 2016

Race to Finish Breast Cancer is Personal for Mayo Clinic Staffer and Patient

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On Sunday, Feb. 14, while romantics celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and flowers, 10,000 or so runners will show their love in a different way: by hitting the pavement as part of the 26.2 with Donna, the race to finish breast cancer. Among them, just as she has been each year since the race began […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, Kristi Pritchett, marathon, research


January 21, 2016

Necklace is Gift to Breast Cancer Research — Treasure to the Patient Who Wears It

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Shoppers at w.port, a women’s boutique in Atlanta, are used to finding beautiful things in the store. This past holiday season, they discovered an item with a beautiful story behind it as well. Up for sale via silent auction was a necklace created in honor of Hollis Livezey Youngner and “her courageous and ongoing battle […]

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Breast Cancer, Florida Campus


December 17, 2015

Singing Songs of Hope for Others Battling Cancer

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Jen Serotta, a nurse practitioner in the Transplant Department at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, says her childhood was filled with music. “At times I participated in four vocal groups at a time and remember regularly listening to my mom’s 8-track tapes of Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick,” she writes on her website. “Singing quickly became my passion,” […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin


August 11, 2015

Nurse and Breast Cancer Survivor Creates “HopeFull Hands” to Offer Care Kits for Others

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After Debbie Sheppard was diagnosed with breast cancer, a friend brought her an apron and some small pillows. The gifts weren’t for cooking and sleeping, however. As Debbie would discover, they had a more important purpose. The apron would hold the drainage tubes and bags that would collect fluid after her mastectomy. The pillows would […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Debbie Sheppard


October 23, 2014

From Caregiver to Patient: Tracey’s Survivor Story

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In 2012, Tracey Samuelson noticed that her left breast looked different than the right. She chalked it up to the rigors of childbirth and breastfeeding. Besides, she told herself, there wasn’t a lump. Still, when she went for a routine physical exam at the beginning of 2013, the change in her breast was still in […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. David Ciresi, Dr. Joanna Setla


July 24, 2014

Team Ginny – A show of support for one of their own

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Ginny Kelley with Drs. David Zapala, Larry Lundy and David Walker If there’s comfort in knowing your care team, Ginny Kelley must have felt like she was visiting an old friend when, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she went in for a double mastectomy and started chemotherapy. Because, well, the Otolaryngology nurse […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, David Walker, Dr. David Zapala, Dr. Larry Lundy, Dr. Ryan Hutchinson, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Ginny Kelley, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Oncology


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