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January 21, 2022

Surprise tribute from transplant support group moves social worker to tears

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Over the holidays, members of the liver transplant support group at Mayo Clinic in Arizona surprised their leader, Jenna Rosenberg, with a book of gratitude. She was deeply moved by the gesture from group members who she says convey “hope, encouragement and validation to one another.” Jenna Rosenberg, a transplant social worker in Arizona, turned […]

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Tags: Dr. Bashar Agel, Jenna Rosenberg, liver transplant, Transplant Center


December 12, 2019

‘Happy Liver-versary!’ Liver Transplant Patients Continue to Celebrate New Lives

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Ginger Brewer and her son, Mike, didn’t set out to help a total stranger navigate the process of having a liver transplant. But a chance meeting led to just that.

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Tags: Liver Disease, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida


September 24, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


April 9, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 8, 2018

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


May 31, 2018

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


April 12, 2018

‘Selfless’ Patient Able to Continue Helping Others After Transplant

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


February 8, 2018

Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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 (@intheloop)

  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 (@intheloop)

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


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