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November 23, 2021

Child Life brings joy to Mayo’s youngest patients — and you can, too

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Child Life staff in Rochester have created an Amazon wish list with items to meet Child Life’s current needs. The program has made a big difference for 5-year-old Liam. On Oct. 20, Stephanie Kiefer and her 5-year-old son, Liam, made a special delivery to Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital: 28 Lego sets. There was a space shuttle and car […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Rodemeyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, Stephanie Kiefer


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 21, 2021

Young patient’s ‘Chicken Strong’ advice: ‘Always be strong and never give up’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Young Kenedi Schoeneck was diagnosed at Mayo Clinic with Wilms’ tumor, a rare type of kidney cancer. She and her sister, Tenley, chronicle Kenedi’s experience in “Chicken Strong,” a children’s book. Kenedi Schoeneck’s journey to Mayo Clinic started on a Slip’ N Slide. “We had a day with a Slip’ N Slide, and that night […]

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Tags: Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Wilm's tumor


June 10, 2021

Nurse’s care during frightening time motivates family’s gift to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

A family’s gratitude for the care provided to their young son led them to provide scholarships to pediatric nurses at Mayo Clinic for continuing education, certification or conference attendance. Jessica Mc Nallan, young Nathan’s nurse, says she’s humbled and notes that the inspiration goes both ways. On a scary night in the Pediatric Intensive Care […]

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Tags: Jessica Mc Nallan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


March 26, 2021

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon adds extra touch of care with artwork on her patients’ bandages

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Pediatric patients under the care of Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., may wake up from surgery with art on their chest. It all started when she spontaneously surprised Dalton Hinman with a drawing of a bulldog on his bandage when he awoke from surgery. There’s a story behind that. Creating a connection with a child undergoing […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Stephens, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery


March 10, 2020

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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Tags: Amie Benson, Laura Coons, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Nuring


February 13, 2020

Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: ‘My Heart Feels Full’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Merrick Ducharme’s Thursday mornings as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center are never the same, but one thing is consistent: his appreciation for what he learns from the kids.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Merrick Ducharme, volunteer


January 7, 2020

Family Honors Son by Sharing Meals With Others

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

In the year since they lost their son Caleb to leukemia, Jeff and Tori Ulrichs and their son, Keegan, have begun honoring Caleb’s memory by providing meals for families whose children receive care at Mayo.

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Tags: Leukemia, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


December 24, 2019

Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Ever wonder how Santa knows where to find all the good girls and boys who end up in the hospital at Christmastime? Turns out, he has an advance team: Mrs. Claus. The missus — also known as retired Child Life Specialist Jane Heser — stopped by Mayo Clinic Children’s Center earlier this month and did […]

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Tags: Bob Smith, Dave Cahill, Jane Heser, Mary McCoy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Paula Wagner, Tara Lodermeier


December 19, 2019

Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Spending the holidays in the hospital isn’t on anyone’s wish list, which is why Mayo Clinic and the Rochester community team up to bring extra cheer to families during December.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Medulloblastoma


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