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Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day

September 24, 2019

Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day

By In the Loop In the Loop

Just three weeks after a combined liver and kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic in Florida, Chris Nutter was able to fly to New York to surprise his daughter and walk her down the aisle.

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Tags: Dr. Burcin Taner, Dr. Raj Satyanarayana, Dr. Shennen Mao, Jennifer Ayers, Kidney transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Transplant Center


Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

April 9, 2019

Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

By In the Loop In the Loop

Before her transplant 30 years ago, MaryEllen Lannon was cautiously optimistic: there were so many unknowns at the time, yet she knew her Mayo care team would do everything they could to save her life.

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Dr. Russell Wiesner, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

November 8, 2018

Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

Scott St. Michel was in need of a liver transplant, but extra weight and the severity of his situation kept him off of the wait list — until surgeon Julie Heimbach, M.D., offered another option.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleeve gastrectomy


Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

May 31, 2018

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop

Heather Bird had planned to become a teacher. Instead, this summer she’ll start her career as a nurse at Mayo Clinic, where she had a lifesaving liver transplant and was inspired by her care.    

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Tags: cirrhosis, Heather Bird, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, porphyria


'Selfless' Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

April 12, 2018

‘Selfless’ Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop

When doctors told Ed Nelson he needed a new liver and kidney, he initially didn’t believe he deserved both transplants. His family and his care team at Mayo Clinic convinced him otherwise.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Gift of Life Transplant House, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

February 8, 2018

Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

By In the Loop In the Loop

Logan Luft was just 15 when he died in an ATV accident. His family donated his organs, and by chance (with a little help from social media) they were able to meet one of the grateful recipients.

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Tags: liver transplant


March 21, 2017

Liver Transplant Patient Helps Set New Nighttime Skydiving Record

By In the Loop In the Loop

  A funny thing happened the other day as we were flipping through the January 2017 issue of Parachutist, the official magazine of the U.S. Parachute Association. (We’re behind in our reading but trying to pick up velocity.) A familiar name and face greeted us: Steve Woodford, a liver transplant patient featured in a Sharing […]

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Tags: Bile duct cancer, Breast Cancer, Hepatitis, liver transplant


July 12, 2016

Transplant Patient Using Second Chance to Help Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

Brian McIntyre doesn’t shy away from talking about the situation he’s in and how he got here. After living “a hard life of liquor and drugs for many years,” as chronicled in the Ottawa (Illinois) Times, he tells us he showed up at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus one day in 2009 out of desperation. “I […]

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Kymberly Watt, Hepatitis, liver transplant


May 24, 2016

Surprise Visit a ‘Priceless’ Mother’s Day Gift for Transplant Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Tessie Kinnikin thought she’d be spending Mother’s Day alone. One son was at college in California. Her two other sons and her husband were back home in New Mexico — a seven-hour drive from the Village at Mayo Clinic, where Tessie was recovering after a liver transplant at Mayo’s Arizona campus. And while her digs […]

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Tags: Dr Andrew Singer, liver transplant, Village at Mayo Clinic


May 3, 2016

Patient Forms Special Bond With Care Team During 596-Day Wait for Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop

One year, eight months. That’s how long Randy Marlow spent waiting for a heart and liver transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus. He kept a surprisingly positive attitude about it. “I came up there, they put me in the hospital, and they didn’t let me leave for 596 days,” he says in a […]

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Tags: Brandon Grovdahl, heart transplant, liver transplant


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