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Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

December 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children’s Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Marne Hoyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Brittle Bone Disease Can't Dim Toddler's Unbreakable Spirit

December 6, 2018

Brittle Bone Disease Can’t Dim Toddler’s Unbreakable Spirit

By In the Loop intheloop

Ellie Butts was born with a disease that causes her bones to easily break. So easily that at just 2 years old, she’s had more than 100 broken bones. Yet despite the pain, she “radiates joy and love.”

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, osteogenesis imperfecta, pediatrics


"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop intheloop

Linsey Rippy tends to go overboard when it comes to toys around the holiday season, which is a good thing for children in the hospital at Mayo Clinic, where donations from Rippy’s annual toy drive end up.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ronald McDonald House


Son's Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O'Brien

October 4, 2018

Son’s Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O’Brien

By In the Loop intheloop

Marlis O’Brien relied on numerous organizations for guidance after her young son was diagnosed with a rare disease. That experience inspired her to volunteer and be there for others who need help.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Neurology, pediatric neurotransmitter deficiency


Handoff Redux -- Memorable Moment Magnified for Young Patient

September 13, 2018

Handoff Redux — Memorable Moment Magnified for Young Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Seth Bayles was overwhelmed when new acquaintance and fellow Steelers fan Dr. John Stulak gifted him with a football signed by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But that was just the beginning of their story.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. John Stulak, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Patrick Quandt


Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes

August 30, 2018

Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes

By In the Loop intheloop

Nine-year-old Gabe Carranza and Mayo pharmacy tech Adam Savage don’t quite remember how it all began, but swapping one-liners when they see one another now never gets old.

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adam Savage, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Pharmacy, Saint Marys Campus


Documentary on Children's Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

August 23, 2018

Documentary on Children’s Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

By In the Loop intheloop

A new documentary shows how Rochester welcomes children from other countries who have heart defects, and how a lifesaving surgery at Mayo Clinic gives new hope to their families.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Heart Project, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Rochester International Airport, Samaritan's Purse


Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

July 10, 2018

Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Stop by the Proton Beam Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic and you might see a superhero, unicorn or mermaid, thanks to the artistic talents of staff who have begun painting masks for young patients receiving treatment.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Deweese, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Therapy, Randy Mc Keeman


Ireland's Hope Gives Hope — and Help — to Families Facing Pediatric Heart Transplant

February 27, 2018

Ireland’s Hope Gives Hope — and Help — to Families Facing Pediatric Heart Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

Families of children who need a heart transplant are faced with many challenges, but thanks to Ireland’s Hope, they now have somewhere to turn when they need financial assistance.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Jonathon Johnson, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


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