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Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

January 16, 2018

Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

By In the Loop intheloop

Five years ago Bill Schluter began crocheting as part of his recovery from short-term memory loss. Since then, he’s made hundreds of blankets and given them away to help comfort others.

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Tags: Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, prostate cancer, Traumatic brain injury


Daughter's Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

January 4, 2018

Daughter’s Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

By In the Loop intheloop

After her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Dawn Hucke was inspired to change career paths to work with patients. The one-time auditor is now the director of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic. 

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester


60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart

November 2, 2017

60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart

By In the Loop intheloop

Constance Furcolo hasn’t been a patient at Mayo Clinic since the 1950s, but that experience changed her health and her life. She’s been a Mayo Clinic fan and supporter ever since.

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Tags: Cancer, Development, Wellness


A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds

August 29, 2017

A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds

By In the Loop intheloop

Sometimes a patient’s story is so moving that it’s impossible not to be affected. Dr. Jonathan Morris explains why a moment he witnessed at a fundraising event is one he’ll never forget.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Nadia Laack, Germ cell tumor, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neuroradiology, Proton Beam Therapy


Kristina Hesby Channeled Her Grief Into Something Good

July 6, 2017

Kristina Hesby Channeled Her Grief Into Something Good

By In the Loop intheloop

Kristina Hesby was just 9 years old when her father passed away. But the example he set in the years they shared left a legacy worthy of a lifetime together.

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Tags: Blood cancer, Cancer, Kristina Hesby


April 6, 2017

Medical Student Learns About Life, Love, and Spirituality During ‘Year of Suffering’

By In the Loop intheloop

If you need proof of the old adage “to truly understand something you must experience it first-hand,” look no further than Maggie Cupit-Link. Diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the end of her freshman year of college, Maggie, now a third-year Mayo Clinic School of Medicine student, was uprooted from her life and began a year-long […]

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Tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


March 2, 2017

Pumpkin Pie and Doing Whatever It Takes for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

The patient arrived just before Thanksgiving. Diagnosed with end-stage cancer by her local health care providers, she’d come to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus with the hope that something — anything — could be done to change her fortunes. After exhaustive testing and examination, however, her care team at Mayo confirmed the prognosis. The heart-wrenching news […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. John Noseworthy


January 12, 2017

Doctor’s Essays on Living (and Dying) Well Get New Life

By In the Loop intheloop

Dave Eitrheim, M.D., wouldn’t let dying stop him from living. After Dr. Eitrheim, a longtime physician at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he continued to do what he’d always done. As we wrote previously, that included running marathons and ultramarathons, which had always been an […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. David Eitrheim, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 5, 2017

Cancer Took Joshua’s Leg, But Not His Smile

By In the Loop intheloop

You can’t help but be captivated by Joshua Adler’s smile. “The kid smiles all the time,” Joshua’s dad, Dave Adler, tells us. “He’s a pretty inspirational little boy.” After hearing Joshua’s story, we can’t help but agree. That story began early last year, when Joshua began experiencing pain in his right leg. The pain was […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Carola Arndt, Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Vilmarie Rodriguez


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