After Owen Armstrong was born with significant health challenges, his parents — Cathy and Bill, both Mayo Clinic staff members — discovered the true meaning[...]

By In the Loop • March 7, 2023

Gabriel Ryan wasn't supposed to live. The Goodhue, Minnesota, toddler was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease before birth. The disorder is usually fatal. But young[...]

By In the Loop • February 17, 2022

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.[...]

By In the Loop • March 10, 2020

Dana Brennan Duffney, a desk operations specialist at Mayo Clinic, launched the nonprofit Gentle Wings to provide free photography sessions for families who have lost[...]

By In the Loop • September 19, 2019

By all accounts, and his parents' admission, 10-year-old Cash Owens probably shouldn't be alive today. "Twelve hours after he was born, he started vomiting neon[...]

By In the Loop • March 19, 2015