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November 22, 2021

Logan’s story: Toddler survives near-drowning thanks to ECMO and Mayo team

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When an 18-month-old was found unresponsive in a pond, his parents feared the worst. Then doctors offered hope with a life-support measure called ECMO. On April 7, 2021, Erin Olson got a phone call she’ll never forget. It was her husband, Darwin, sounding frantic. “He said our son wasn’t breathing and I should come home,” […]

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Tags: ECMO, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


September 13, 2016

Parents of Heart Transplant Recipient Send Donor ‘Gift of Love and Light’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In May, Aria Grams turned 2. But today, Sept. 13, her family is celebrating a second birthday of sorts. That’s because it’s the one-year anniversary of Aria’s life-saving heart transplant, thanks to a generous gift from another 2-year-old. And tonight, the Grams family will host an event they’re calling Lanterns to Heaven “to show our […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics


August 27, 2015

Hope for Healing Aria’s Broken Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

UPDATE: Aria received a heart transplant on Sunday, Sept. 13. See the story on KAAL-TV’s website or see Aria’s Facebook page. “Are you going to fix Aria’s broken heart?” Noah, age 3, and Tristan, age 5, ask their sister’s doctors. “They know Aria is really sick,” says mom, Tara Grams. It’s all still hard for Tara and her […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathy


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