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After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient

December 7th, 2017

After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Seven-year-old Josiah Schroeder would have loved to watch his school’s football team win the state championship in person, but since cancer had prevented that, the team (and the game football) came to him.

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Tags: Leukemia, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus


1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

August 8th, 2017

1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

By 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


December 13th, 2016

Young Patient Making the Holidays Brighter for Other Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Three years ago, one of Beth Leeper’s aunts was doing Beth’s hair when she felt a strange lump behind one of Beth’s ears. “She pushed on it and it hurt,” Beth says. When Beth later went to the doctor for immunizations, she had a blood sample taken. “A few weeks later, they called my mom […]

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Tags: Leukemia


October 4th, 2016

Twin Girls Dance With Donor Who Saved Their Lives

By In the Loop intheloop

If you like feel-good stories, twin sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Girtler have a good one for you. The Rochester Post-Bulletin was one of the first to report it. It’s been picked up by the likes of ABC News, Inside Edition, the TODAY Show, and the New York Daily News. But for Michele and Brett Girtler, […]

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Tags: Dr. Shakila Khan, Leukemia


July 12th, 2016

Running ‘To Prove I’m Stronger Than My Leukemia’

By In the Loop intheloop

For most of his life, Steven Altchuler, M.D., Ph.D., didn’t think of himself as a runner. Quite the opposite, in fact. “I never enjoyed running, not even as a kid,” he says. But that all changed six years ago, after he was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Treatment included orders to exercise, and Dr. Altchuler, […]

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Tags: Dr. Steven Altchuler, Leukemia


January 14th, 2016

Son’s Cancer Diagnosis Puts Nurse on “Other Side of the Bedside”

By In the Loop intheloop

Last spring, Cam Miller spent his spring break on a “Pay It Forward” bus trip with some of his University of St. Thomas classmates, doing service projects in several different cities. Shortly afterward, he began complaining of back pain, then shortness of breath. His mother, Mary Miller, a nurse at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus for […]

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Tags: Leukemia, Mary Miller


November 20th, 2014

Staying ‘Shedivy Strong’

By In the Loop intheloop

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


June 19th, 2014

A sign of good things to come

By In the Loop intheloop

Long days in the hospital can be, well, long. For anyone. But when you’re a soon-to-be sixth-grader, they can seem doubly so. Add to that repeated chemotherapy treatments, partial isolation, and a three-month wait for a bone-marrow transplant, and you’ve got a recipe for, well, antsiness. So you can understand why Lacey McClain from Pine Island, […]

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Tags: Be The Match, Chemotherapy, Leukemia


December 5th, 2013

The gift of distraction

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

After Chad Crutchfield passed away following a 17-month fight with leukemia, his wife, Andrea, and three young children — Madison, Nathan and Kahlei — wanted to do something to honor his memory. They also wanted to help other patients and their families who, like them, had spent an extended amount of time at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Giving Back, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, Waiting


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