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"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

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Young Teagan Waletzko was spending a lot of time in the hospital. Far more than she cared for. But it was the only way Teagan, then 3, could see her new baby brother, Isaac, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect. “Finding ways to keep our family together and […]

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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


Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

November 15, 2018

Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

By In the Loop intheloop

Throughout the course of their marriage, Phyllis Helgeson worked hand in hand with her husband on their farm near the Minnesota-Iowa border. “I milked and fed cows, fed chickens, fed horses, put up and mended fences, drove tractors, mowed the lawn and did just about anything else you can think of,” Phyllis tells us. With […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Phyllis Helgeson, Saint Marys Campus


All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

November 13, 2018

All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

By In the Loop intheloop

  Jon Prebeck got a sobering look at his mother-in-law’s life with kidney disease when she came to stay with Jon and his wife. That’s when he decided to see if he could help.

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


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

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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


Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

November 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

By In the Loop intheloop

Although Kadie Neuharth was 1,400 miles away, the Corn Palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red as a sign of love for Kadie as she received a heart transplant.

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Tags: Dr. Brooks Edwards, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer

October 25, 2018

Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer

By In the Loop intheloop

For more than 40 years, hand surgeon Allen Bishop, M.D., has been making music with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. He now also takes his talents all over the world to play benefit concerts with other physicians.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Bishop, Dr. Rafael Jimenez, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Medical School, Orthopedic Surgery, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, World Doctors Orchestra


New Lungs Help Tim See Mayo Through New Eyes

October 23, 2018

New Lungs Help Tim See Mayo Through New Eyes

By In the Loop intheloop

Tim Fairclough’s wait for a lung transplant meant months in the hospital, where he experienced caring and compassion from staff at all levels — and saw his employer through new eyes.

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Tags: Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Tim Fairclough


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


103-year-old Methodist-Kahler Nursing Graduate Shares Mayo Memories, and Advice

October 4, 2018

103-year-old Methodist-Kahler Nursing Graduate Shares Mayo Memories, and Advice

By In the Loop intheloop

Eighty years ago, Rose Bayuk earned a nursing diploma, signed and presented to her by the Mayo brothers. She recently shared a lifetime of memories during a visit to Rochester.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing


September 27, 2018

Young Cancer Patient Finds Answers (and “Rainbows”) at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Alley Downing has had a difficult journey since being diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But there have also been “bright spots” along the way.

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Tags: Dr. Vilmarie Rodriguez, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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